Photographic Memory of the Boundary Waters, Minnesota

17 05 2008

Even though we struggled (financially) through most of my childhood, I was one of the luckiest girls I knew…why?? Because I got to travel…because I got to go to New York and Minnesota…and all kinds of camps and scouting activites…I was recently scanning in photos of my trip to Boundary Waters Minnesota (I’m guessing it was in 1997, right around there, anyways) , so, I thought I’d share some photographic memories….(p.s. All photos were taken by me, so if you’re going to use them on a website, please link this blog, also, if you know of anyone in these photos, I’d love to catch up with them…just leave a comment.) By the way, I am in at least one of the photos…not going to tell you which one, though 😉 To see the photo bigger, click on it.

 To learn more about the fantastic Boundary Waters visit: And, here’s a little more info from their website…

Great glaciers carved the physical features of what is today known as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) by scraping and gouging rock. The glaciers left behind rugged cliffs and crags, canyons, gentle hills, towering rock formations, rocky shores, sandy beaches and several thousand lakes and streams, interspersed with islands and surrounded by forest.

The BWCAW is a unique area located in the northern third of the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota. Approximately 1.3 million acres in size, it extends nearly 150 miles along the International Boundary adjacent to Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park and bordered on the west by Voyageurs National Park. The BWCAW contains over 1200 miles of canoe routes, 15 hiking trails and approximately 2000 designated campsites. Wilderness offers freedom to those who wish to pursue an experience of expansive solitude, challenge and personal integration with nature. Because this area was set aside in 1926 to preserve its primitive character and made a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System in 1964, it allows visitors to canoe, portage and camp in the spirit of the French Voyageurs of 200 years ago.