We just finished spending an entire year in this wild treasure to raise awareness of a major threat to the health of the Boundary Waters — a Chilean mining company wants to build a massive sulfide-ore copper mine nearby. The proposed mine site is along the South Kawishiwi River, which is adjacent to, and upstream of, wilderness.
December 2016/January 2017
A thousand sun-kissed lakes. Hundreds of miles of rivers and streams. One million acres of boreal forest. Moose, wolves, ospreys and loons. Superb fishing. And arguably the best flatwater paddling in the United States.
Explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Fish for walleyes in the “Walleye Capital of the World.” Or view Canada’s wilderness from the air.
The romantic image of pioneer miners as gray-bearded prospector leading burros into some lonesome mountain valley is no more accurate than our conception of the fur trade.
You’ll never see a heath hen, Labrador duck or great auk. These migratory birds went extinct by the early 1900s.
Peter Frick-Wright has nearly been in the wrong place at the wrong time on more than one occasion.
We all know the story: newspapers are dying and working as a reporter is one of the worst jobs on every career list. At the same time, millennials are starting more businesses at younger ages than their Baby Boomer counterparts.
For awhile, I resisted joining Instagram. My climbing partner insisted I check it out, saying it might help me in my recent foray into climbing photography, but I wasn’t big into social media. I didn’t get it.
Perhaps you recall exchanges with Looney Tune characters Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig in which the delineation between human and cartoon was blurred or even nonexistent. Who can forget the image of the tin man, cowardly lion and scarecrow skipping arm-in-arm with Dorothy down the yellow brick road toward Oz?
A photo of a person shooting a shotgun into the sky looks pretty boring unless there is smoke and fire coming out of the barrel, or perhaps a shell caught in flight after it was ejected out of the shotgun.