It is time to start the October 2010 Photo Contest.
First an important note. If you see that you have won the contest or a prize in the contest, please email your address and choice of hat, shirt, or bandanna to me.
The theme for this month's contest is "Vintage Photos".
Monthly Category: Vintage Photos of Boundary Waters/Quetico Adventures of Past
Prize: BWCA Hat, Shirt or Bandanna.
Additional Prize of leather work from Dicecupmaker with the bwca.com flying moose on it. Thank you Dicecupmaker!
Thanks to Cooke Custom Sewing (CSS) for sponsoring the year end prize.
Remember 1 entry per person please. This helps us vote accurately.
Rules: - You must be signed in as a member with a valid email address in your profile to enter (or win). - You can only enter one photo per monthly contest. You can enter the same photo if it did not win in a previous month. - You must be the photographer of the photo and have the rights to post it. - Photos are entered in the contest by making a reply posting to this message and using the "Add a photo to this message" link during composition. This will allow you to upload a photo from your computer to the contest or allow you to select a photo which you have already loaded into your photo gallery on this site. If you want to enter your photo in another way, please contact us. - Please describe in the message the location of the photo. - Judging will be done by the www.bwca.com staff and moderators. - A member may win once per year. - Photos must be posted to this thread by 11:59pm on Oct 31st. - Photos must be in jpg (jpeg) format and uploaded to the site.
Contact me if you have something in a different format or are having problems uploading to the site.
Spartan1 at the top of High Falls on the Namakan River. July 1971, our first canoe trip. By this time I was deciding that I loved canoe tripping and I wanted to come back to the canoe country. (I searched to find a photo that I had not posted before.)
I believe there is going to be a dam at High Falls soon, if not already, and this beautiful location is not the same anymore. That makes me sad.
I just went on my first BWCA trip in september.It took us 3 years to actually get it together enough to make the trip from West Virginia to the Boundary Waters. It was the most memorable trip of my life and i got some AWESOME photos while we were there. I would like to enter one particular photo of a sunrise but i do not want my entry to be out of context with the monthly theme. Just looking for some advice on when i could enter it. You can reply to firstname.lastname@example.org I can send it anytime but would like to get it entered this year if possible. Thanks....... PS....We're already laying the plans to go back next year as i imagine a vast majority do after seeing the Boundary Waters for the first time. It was our "once in a lifetime" trip that i hope to continue for many years to come.
Redcrest Lodge, Jackfish Island, Rainy Lake, International Falls, MN. Unknown year. I came across these and many other photos in an album at a garage sale 30 years ago. I liked the photos of the canoe and boats. I recently donated the album to Koochiching Co. Historical Society.
kind of a vintage photo scan, my brother soloing rapids on the Bloodvein river, Manitoba. amazingly i convinced him to wear a life vest. this river starts in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park and ends at Lake Winnipeg. This is a dream canoe trip.
quote Spartan2: "And sometimes the contest subject is fish and we don't fish. ;-)
Life isn't fair, is it? ;-)"
I feel It might be easier for you to start fishing then it would be for me to start taking pictures of the 1960's and 1970's;) But your darn right life aint fair, I could tell that by last months photo contest. Good luck everyone I love these photos.
p.s. Anyone have a Delorean for sale?
"Now days these kids take out everything: radar, sonar, electric toothbrushs" Quint
You know, Chilly, that's an excellent point! However, I think if we started learning to fish at our age, the chance of us catching a fish worthy of a prize-winning photo is so remote that I won't bring up the subject to Spartan1. (He is the one who is not interested in fishing. I might try it some time, but he has absolutely no interest, and I am sure not going to go to the trouble and expense by myself.)
These photo contests are wonderful. I always look at the ones with the "winter camping" theme and think "I would NEVER do that!" but I love seeing the photos. It is great that we have lots of different interests, ages, abilities, and personalities on this board.
Summer 1978 - my first BWCA trip Jeff prepares for our last portage - 513 rods from the Stuart River to the Ely-Buyck Road (Echo Trail) Gotta love the old portage sign, the well-worn Duluth packs, the Vietnam POW/MIA bracelet, and a grin bigger than those glasses
"You can observe a lot by watching." -- Yogi Berra
1981 1st trip to BWCA this was taken on our return landing at Fall Lake...we made a loop to Thursday Bay of Crooked lake and down through Papoose Creek ,Gun, Fourtown,etc. back to Fall....and have done partials of that trip several times since..
"The way of the canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten."---Sigurd F. Olson (The Singing Wilderness)
First off, as a younger individual (not quite 30), I have to say these pictures are great and thank you!
It is amazing to me how much has changed in the last 50 years. Today not many would be caught out in cotton shirts and blue jeans with their Grumman aluminum canoes but most of those pics have at least one "taboo" item.
Not for contest. Yes, Oxtung, here is polyester stretch pants, cotton sweatshirt, orange waterski belt, and you can't see them but I was wearing a pair of lightweight Keds (no socks) on my feet, too. It is a wonder I survived, eh? But that was almost 40 years ago (1971) and I am not only still living, I am planning a trip next summer.
As you said, aluminum canoe. Borrowed flannel-lined kid's sleeping bag. Blow-up swimming pool air mattress. You didn't even mention the canvas tent. I think I would still go back with all of the old stuff today--but NOT THAT!!
I had a blue/yellow canvas umbrella tent with outer aluminum poles in 1983. I knew I couldn't take it to the BW because of the bulk so I went to Erehwon Mountain store and forked over big dollars for the latest technology in lightweight tents.
It was a Sierra Designs 2 person with a completely netted top. I used that for about 18 years. You can see it in my pic here. Sierra Designs replaced the door zipper for no charge except shipping in 1992. I am sold on them now and got a new model from them in 2008.
Best thing about bojibob's picture ... if you'd have seen it in a different context you'd never know that it was taken, what, just over 30 years ago? I'd bet you could have found three young guys in the BWCA this year who looked just about the same: camo pants, plaid shirts, hiking boots, longish hair ... interesting how some styles keep coming back.
I forgot to mention that bojibob will also be getting one of Dicecupmakers beautiful leather work products donated by Mitch. Email Mitch/dicecupmaker - email@example.com if you are interested in treating yourself to dice cup or can/bottle holder.