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basser31  
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03/07/2011 03:20PM
 
This has probably been done before, but where is everyone from and how many trips have ya made to the Bdub? West Virginia-0 trips hopefully one soon
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AndySG  
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03/07/2011 03:23PM
 
Central Illinois. Six trips...1st was a day trip and 5 multi-day trips since. Looking forward to many more.


"I rather paddle in ignorant bliss than be arrogantly informed." ~ Kenneth Martenson
Jeriatric  
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03/07/2011 03:31PM
 
Coarsegold/Oakhurst, California. 3 trips.
1st trip, 2007, age 61, group of 4, trekking, 7 days.
2nd trip, 2008, turned 62 during trip, solo, trekking, 8 days.
3rd trip, turned 63 during trip, solo, base camping, 7 days.


Last year (just after turning 64) I towed the tent trailer to British Columbia instead of going to the BW. This year, age 65, I plan on towing the tent trailer to Yukon Territory and Alaska in order to work on my fishing bucket list. Possible BW trip in September if I can talk my son into it. Weeklong true solos may be in my past.


The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that's all there is. ___Mr Carson (Downton Abby)
oldgentleman  
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03/07/2011 03:40PM
 
South Michigan, just outside of Lansing. Just 775 miles from Ely!

I've done 9 Boundary Waters trips and at least that many trips in other wilderness areas.
Chilly  
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03/07/2011 03:46PM
 
I'll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Duluth.


"Now days these kids take out everything: radar, sonar, electric toothbrushs" Quint
Spartan2  
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03/07/2011 03:51PM
 
South central Michigan, about 50 miles south of oldgentleman, actually. 25 trips to BW or Quetico, one to Temagami, two to Algonquin, since we started in 1971. I trip with my husband, Spartan1.
Dennisal  
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03/07/2011 03:51PM
 
NW IL, Stockton IL


around 20 trips total since 1963....


Never lost. All portages and roads go somewhere or they would not be there.
daddyomolly  
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03/07/2011 03:56PM
 
Central Wisconsin(where the ginseng grows) Trying to fit in my first trip this year between full-time job, almost full-time college student, and full time dad. Where there is a will there is a way I guess.
ozarkpaddler  
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03/07/2011 04:16PM
 
quote daddyomolly: "Central Wisconsin(where the ginseng grows) Trying to fit in my first trip this year between full-time job, almost full-time college student, and full time dad. Where there is a will there is a way I guess. "
I remember looking down at the ginseng plots from Rib Mtn when we lived near Wausau!

SE MO at the eastern edge of the Ozarks. 965+ miles to Grand Marais one way. Been going since '84 and have lost track, but it has to be 30-40 something since I used to make 2-3 trips a year for awhile. Even earned the name "Wilderness Webb" from friends I used to take up there. Have backed off due to medical issues and now have only made 3 trips since 2004. But I love the BWCAW, and would live there from May-October if I could! TW


"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
lars54  
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03/07/2011 04:35PM
 
Fargo,ND
tripping since 1970
between 35 and 40 trips
OBX2Kayak  
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03/07/2011 04:37PM
 
North Carolina's Outer Banks, a sandbar near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. 1,600 miles to Ely.


"I go because it irons out the wrinkles in my soul" -- Sigurd Olson
arctic  
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03/07/2011 04:39PM
 
Near Two Harbors, Minnesota. At least 60 trips to BWCA and Quetico since 1979. Many other trips beyond...
boonie  
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03/07/2011 04:39PM
 
Another West Virginian! Morgantown. Six trips, three of them solos.
rogerson  
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03/07/2011 04:43PM
 
quote Chilly: " A place where the beer flows like wine."


Homer Simpson is a genius, plain and simple...


"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." Hunter S Thompson
bassnut  
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03/07/2011 04:47PM
 
Northeast Okla., (Nowata)about 45-50 miles north of Tulsa. first trip in Sept. '83, total about 50 trips...been in all open water months, prefer May and Sept./Oct. The best thing that ever happened is when I started bringing a flyrod


"Blessed are the cracked because they let in light."
Savage Voyageur  
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03/07/2011 05:01PM
 
From Fargo and have made about 30 trips.


"So many lakes, so little time."
mc2mens  
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03/07/2011 05:04PM
 
Twin Cities, MN - trips 11 and 12 planned for this summer.


"Big fish eat little fish."
mooseplums  
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03/07/2011 05:27PM
 
Waseca, MN. 59 trips since 1985 and counting.


"I am haunted by waters"~Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"
shoreviewswede  
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03/07/2011 05:36PM
 
Shoreview, MN. 6.


Be Nice -Swede
fishguts  
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03/07/2011 05:42PM
 
Oregon, southern coast, Brookings, 1st trip in 1963


fishguts
fstask  
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03/07/2011 05:43PM
 
Springfield, Nebraska just south of Omaha. Inaugural trip begins May 29 at EP #16. Hopefully the first of many.
Unas10  
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03/07/2011 05:47PM
 
quote daddyomolly: "Central Wisconsin(where the ginseng grows) Trying to fit in my first trip this year between full-time job, almost full-time college student, and full time dad. Where there is a will there is a way I guess. "
Central Wisconsin (where the cranberries grow). 30 miles straight south of Edgar. 2 1/2 months to number 9.
tworke  
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03/07/2011 05:58PM
 
Hibbing, MN


an hour and a half west from the bwca


That tree looks familiar?!
Basspro69  
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03/07/2011 06:36PM
 
Pine City, Mn 20 plus trips to bwca .


" I want to know Gods thoughts , The rest are details " Albert Einstein.
kanoes  
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03/07/2011 06:40PM
 
im *from North Freedom, WI. Prior Lake, MN now. almost 40 trips.


time is a flat circle...
griswold  
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03/07/2011 06:47PM
 
Neillsville, WI. Third trip to BWCA in 74 days!!!


Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.~Thoreau
bapabear  
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03/07/2011 06:47PM
 
A short drive north of Madison, WI. First trip in 2004. Waited too long for that first visit. Have been back every year but one - following brain surgery the neurosurgeon felt a month and a half wasn't enough recovery time........he was right. That was a long summer.


Looks like cremation is my last hope for a hot, smoking body.
shr2807  
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03/07/2011 06:53PM
 
Northwest Missouri, Near St. Joseph. Home of the Pony Express and death place of Jessie James.


I have made 4 trips, with a 5th planned for this June.
marc bates  
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03/07/2011 07:00PM
 
Mt.Clemens MI, just Northeast of Detroit, 8 trips, many others around the country.
candyj  
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03/07/2011 07:19PM
 
Wausau, WI. First trip was last year (EP 70) and a second is planned this summer at EP 14.
MOgirl  
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03/07/2011 07:20PM
 
quote shr2807: "Northwest Missouri, Near St. Joseph. Home of the Pony Express and death place of Jessie James.

I have made 4 trips, with a 5th planned for this June."

I live with him :) Taking my 3rd trip this June!
kanoes  
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03/07/2011 07:21PM
 
quote MOgirl: "quote shr2807: "Northwest Missouri, Near St. Joseph. Home of the Pony Express and death place of Jessie James.

I have made 4 trips, with a 5th planned for this June."

I live with him :)"

my sincerest sympathies.


time is a flat circle...
maxxbhp  
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03/07/2011 07:24PM
 
Walls, MS via Jemison, AL, first timer


"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." Elvis Presley
Woods Walker  
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03/07/2011 07:31PM
 
originally Beloit, WI.... now I live in Baxter, MN.... I would have to sit down & really figure it out, but more than 30 trips to the BWCA / Quetico.



A road is a dagger placed in the heart of a wilderness. -William O. Douglas, in Ghost Grizzlies
bear bait  
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03/07/2011 07:39PM
 
mankato, mn
getting close to 30 trips i think...
SunCatcher  
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03/07/2011 07:41PM
 
Reside in Norfolk, Nebraska
2 BWCA
1 Woodland Caribou Provincial Park (Solo)
Go HUSKERS!


SunCatcher


Dad Always said "We don't Always catch fish...but we ALWAYS have a good time"
Troutman  
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03/07/2011 07:48PM
 
Colorado Springs. 1st trip last year.


"If dogs don't go to heavan, then when I die I want to go where they are" Will Rogers
OneMatch  
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03/07/2011 08:06PM
 
quote SunCatcher: "Reside in Norfolk, Nebraska
2 BWCA
1 Woodland Caribou Provincial Park (Solo)
Go HUSKERS!

SunCatcher"

SunCatcher,

Many many moons ago I had a gig in Norfolk at a bowling alley. Can't remember the name but it seemed to be on a main drag. Maybe you bowled there while I was singing Mr Bojangles??? :-)


We all have to believe in something. I believe I'll go paddle.
gbuskk  
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03/07/2011 08:07PM
 
quote Jeriatric: "Coarsegold/Oakhurst, California. 3 trips.
1st trip, 2007, age 61, group of 4, trekking, 7 days.
2nd trip, 2008, turned 62 during trip, solo, trekking, 8 days.
3rd trip, turned 63 during trip, solo, base camping, 7 days.

Last year (just after turning 64) I towed the tent trailer to British Columbia instead of going to the BW. This year, age 65, I plan on towing the tent trailer to Yukon Territory and Alaska in order to work on my fishing bucket list. Possible BW trip in September if I can talk my son into it. Weeklong true solos may be in my past."

Check out Liard Hot Springs.
Corndog  
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03/07/2011 08:11PM
 
Wisconsin:


When I was young I would hike in the BW and my first paddling experience was on the angleworm.


OMG "Corndogged again!" My all time favorite quote.
nctry  
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03/07/2011 08:21PM
 
Many trips in the late seveties and early eighties. Then late in the eighties I got real busy with my business and paddling was limited to the cabin lake. Two years ago I did a may trip with a friend and I've been canoeing pretty steady ever since... Six trips in the past two years with four planned for this year. My trips are usually ten days.


I live on the Iron Range... only a hundred miles to Ely.


Nctry
BearBrown  
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03/07/2011 08:47PM
 
Anoka, MN (Northwest Suburbs)


I've been on 6 canoeing trips to the BWCA. My first trip was in 2005, the summer after I graduated high school (I'm only 23). My first solo hiking/camping experience was to George H. Crosby Manitou State Park. I was there 4 days and didn't see anyone until I hiked out. I'm planning my first solo to the BWCA this year along with a couple of group trips.


Richard "Bear" Brown
Ozarker  
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03/07/2011 09:02PM
 
Lake of the Ozarks region in central MO. No, I've never been to Party Cove and have no intentions of ever going. I'll just stay here on the farm, thank you.


If summer is tourist season, then why can't you shoot them?

I've taken 12-13 trips to the BWCAW and border lakes over the past 10 years.


"Always leave the woodpile higher than when you found it."
SunCatcher  
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03/07/2011 09:04PM
 
quote OneMatch: "quote SunCatcher: "Reside in Norfolk, Nebraska
2 BWCA
1 Woodland Caribou Provincial Park (Solo)
Go HUSKERS!

SunCatcher"

SunCatcher,

Many many moons ago I had a gig in Norfolk at a bowling alley. Can't remember the name but it seemed to be on a main drag. Maybe you bowled there while I was singing Mr Bojangles??? :-)"

I think it was Kings Lanes and they had a Dance Hall also,
My neighbor used to own it. small world


Dad Always said "We don't Always catch fish...but we ALWAYS have a good time"
BWPaddler  
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03/07/2011 09:09PM
 
quote boonie: "Another West Virginian! Morgantown. Six trips, three of them solos."
I was gonna ask if he met you yet. I spent my formative years (grades 7-10) in Charleston (GWHS)... still have many many friends there and it will always hold a piece of my heart.


From all over (MN, IL, MO, NJ, WV, MN, NC, VA, MI, CO, Germany, Italy, VA, MN). Been back in MN now for about 17 years and call it home.


About 15 BW trips, 5 with adults, 10 with kids.


Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
talusman  
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03/07/2011 09:11PM
 
Finland, Minnesota. We were Finland before the country was Finland. Haven't been going a long time but I make multiple trips each year now. Probably have done 30 hiking trips and about 20 canoeing trips.


He's a rolling stone, and it's bred in the bone; He's a man who won't fit in.
Canoearoo  
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03/07/2011 09:19PM
 
Mn and well over 40 trips now


Life jackets float, you don't!
KennyLogIn  
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03/07/2011 09:23PM
 
Originally, from my Mother.


Tofte is my home, Sawbill is 20 minutes away.


Too many trips to count.


Rocks, trees, and water...
jcavenagh  
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03/07/2011 09:26PM
 
quote Dennisal: "NW IL, Stockton IL



around 20 trips total since 1963...."



Yeah, Stockton, right next the famous Home of the Pretzels!


LNT - The road to success is always under construction. http://hikingillinois.blogspot.com/
jcavenagh  
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03/07/2011 09:27PM
 
born and raised in Oak Park, IL
Village of wide lawns and narrow minds, according to Papa Hemingway.


7 trips...all of which involved BW and the Q...


LNT - The road to success is always under construction. http://hikingillinois.blogspot.com/
HighPlainsDrifter  
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03/07/2011 09:28PM
 

Brookings, SD
Trips: some in the BWCA, some in Northern Sask, and some here and there


"Boredom, Tyler - that's what's wrong. And how do you beat boredom, Tyler?... Adventure...(Never Cry Wolf, 1983)
n8ville  
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03/07/2011 09:31PM
 
alexandria mn 4 trips.. many more to come


"Anything worth doing, is worth doing right" -Hunter S. Thompson
Jackfish  
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03/07/2011 09:49PM
 
Green Bay, WI... Otherwise known as Titletown USA. Home of your 13-time World Champion Green Bay Packers.

As for number of trips, it's over 20. Kind of lost count.


It's only a spot on the map... until you go there.
Wables  
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03/07/2011 10:25PM
 
Duluth, MN. I made 1 trip to the BWCA and 3 to the Quetico in High School. Moved away, started a career and family, and moved back 3 years ago. I made 3 trips in the last 2 years, and hopefully at least one trip this summer ... as long as the expected family addition this summer doesn't ruin my plans!





"Hold on, I think I can get in without getting my feet wet."....SPLASH...
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03/07/2011 10:38PM
 
Farmington Mn, trips planned for 2011, May 6 days, June 16 days, Aug 10 days, Sept 5 days, Oct 9 days. In the last 9 years I have been there for 25 times for a total of 154 days.






It's not the speed, but the grace in which you arrive.
tony  
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03/07/2011 11:45PM
 
Apple valley, MN Trips somewhere north of 30 not exactly sure.


tony
Mort  
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03/08/2011 04:12AM
 
Northeastern Wisconsin. My first trip to the B'dub was in 1974, and I've now done more than 55 trips, ...and going strong.
Jeriatric  
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03/08/2011 04:42AM
 
quote gbuskk: "quote Jeriatric: "Coarsegold/Oakhurst, California. 3 trips.
1st trip, 2007, age 61, group of 4, trekking, 7 days.
2nd trip, 2008, turned 62 during trip, solo, trekking, 8 days.
3rd trip, turned 63 during trip, solo, base camping, 7 days.

Last year (just after turning 64) I towed the tent trailer to British Columbia instead of going to the BW. This year, age 65, I plan on towing the tent trailer to Yukon Territory and Alaska in order to work on my fishing bucket list. Possible BW trip in September if I can talk my son into it. Weeklong true solos may be in my past."

Check out Liard Hot Springs."

Planning on it. By the way, it was the site of a fatal black bear attack.


The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that's all there is. ___Mr Carson (Downton Abby)
1BigPaddle  
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03/08/2011 05:07AM
 
Granite Falls, MN


about 23 trips including bdub, quetico, woodland caribou,
254Bow  
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03/08/2011 06:57AM
 
quote OBX2Kayak: "North Carolina's Outer Banks, a sandbar near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. 1,600 miles to Ely." Going to Ocracoke... Again! Love the OBX


Warrior mind, Warrior heart.
alpine525  
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03/08/2011 07:44AM
 
From suburbs of Chicago - and have made 16 trips.


Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
Longpaddler  
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03/08/2011 07:59AM
 
Fairfield, Ohio (northern edge of Cincinnati). Been going to B-Dub or Quetico once a year since 1980 (missed two years).


..there is nothing- absolute nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats - Wind in the Willows
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03/08/2011 09:44AM
 
NW Indiana where Superfund sites outnumber people.



To the world you are just another person, but to your dog you are the world.
Boppa  
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03/08/2011 09:52AM
 
From Canton, CT.
This will be our 6TH trip up to the BWCA.
Boy do we look forward to it.
Boppa


"Yesterday is the past, Tomorrow is the future, Today is a GIFT, that is why it is called the present".
QueticoMike  
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03/08/2011 10:40AM
 
Piqua, Ohio. Been on more than 50 + trips to Quetico and BW. Been going since 1988.
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03/08/2011 11:07AM
 
Twenty miles north of Madison Wisconsin. This spring will be my seventh trip. have gone every year for the past six years, wish I lived a few hundred miles closer.
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03/08/2011 11:09AM
 
small town in southeastern north carolina. while i've paddled all over the southeast and south-central united states, i've only made 3 solo trips to the bwca 10 to 15 days each.
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03/08/2011 03:55PM
 
quote Jackfish: "Green Bay, WI... Otherwise known as Titletown USA. Home of your 13-time World Champion Green Bay Packers.

As for number of trips, it's over 20. Kind of lost count."

I hope one of the moderators deletes this particular post, its making me ill :-)


" I want to know Gods thoughts , The rest are details " Albert Einstein.
rookie in 03  
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03/08/2011 04:03PM
 
Milroy,MN, southwest part of the state. Hey 1BigPaddle, we're neighbors! 7 trips and counting


rookie in 03
basser31  
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03/08/2011 04:06PM
 
quote arctic: "Near Two Harbors, Minnesota. At least 60 trips to BWCA and Quetico since 1979. Many other trips beyond..."


Hey im from Kingwood!
basser31  
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03/08/2011 04:14PM
 
Hey Boonie im from Kingwood!
smuts  
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03/08/2011 04:27PM
 
Decorah IA. 20 plus trips.


Not every turtle has a campsite; but every campsite has a turtle.
BigZig  
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03/08/2011 04:53PM
 
I live in Champlin, MN but grew up in Duluth, MN. I have been going to the BWCA since 1964 when I was 3 years old.
Jackfish  
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03/08/2011 05:05PM
 
quote Basspro69: "quote Jackfish: "Green Bay, WI... Otherwise known as Titletown USA. Home of your 13-time World Champion Green Bay Packers.

As for number of trips, it's over 20. Kind of lost count."

I hope one of the moderators deletes this particular post, its making me ill :-)"

LOL... you're the man, BP. Thanks for the chuckle.


It's only a spot on the map... until you go there.
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quote basser31: "Hey Boonie im from Kingwood!"


Yep, I know where it is, but arctic will probably have to look it up :). BWPaddler will know.


So, you've never been - when do you plan to go? What's your interest?
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03/08/2011 06:16PM
 
Ruthton, MN (southwest corner) 6 trips


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03/08/2011 07:00PM
 
20 miles north of Chicago. 10+ trips.


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03/08/2011 07:05PM
 
Pequot Lakes, MN short drive north of Baxter, MN. 5 trips over the last couple of years, many more in the making!!
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03/09/2011 12:13AM
 
I have planned to go on 3 different occasions and something has came up each time. Were planning on June 2012( fingers crossed) camping and fishing is the interests and the overall solitude and scenery!
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03/09/2011 12:24AM
 
New Ulm MN


About 30 trips in the past 25 years


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03/09/2011 01:32AM
 
Evergreen Park, IL (surrounded by Chicago's South Side)
74 camping trips....if you count day trips it's 150+


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03/09/2011 06:26AM
 
Twice. Once with a canoe in '09.


From Richmond, VA - Born in Litchfield, MN


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03/09/2011 07:15AM
 
quote basser31: "I have planned to go on 3 different occasions and something has came up each time. Were planning on June 2012( fingers crossed) camping and fishing is the interests and the overall solitude and scenery!
"



I go for the solitude and scenery, and have always gone in Sept, so I can't tell you much about June or fishing. I can tell you it's a long drive if you plan on driving up and I can give you some information about that when your planning gets serious.
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03/09/2011 09:19AM
 
Warsaw In, where most of your artificial hips and knees are made! I have made 10 trips into the beautiful BWCA. I wish I would have started at a younger age.
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03/09/2011 09:29AM
 
quote smuts: "Decorah IA. 20 plus trips."


Hey Smuts,


Great trout fishing in your area. I try and get up your way a few times a year to enjoy the trout streams.


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03/09/2011 09:30AM
 
quote wawasee: "Warsaw In, where most of your artificial hips and knees are made! I have made 10 trips into the beautiful BWCA. I wish I would have started at a younger age."


Wawasee,


Warsaw, IN not too far from where I work...Valparaiso IN. Maybe we should try and get a wingnight going in our area.


To the world you are just another person, but to your dog you are the world.
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03/09/2011 12:13PM
 
Glenwood,MN Right on Lake Minnewaska.
Taken 12 trips and one solo in '09.


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03/09/2011 12:21PM
 
Eagan, MN. One Trip, Sawbill EP 38 Aug 2010.
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03/09/2011 03:35PM
 
The wonderful city of Madison, Wisconsin!


Four trips:
August 1997
August 1998
August 2009
August 2010 (day trips with Fenske Lake basecamping)


Next up: June 2011! And hopefully another trip in 2011, too.
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03/09/2011 05:14PM
 
I am from my Dad and Mom ( medically speaking ) but I live in Brown Deer , Wi. About 25 trips I guess, and more this year.
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03/09/2011 05:21PM
 
Rosemount, MN. I have taken about 20 trips (2 of them solo and 1 Quetico)


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03/10/2011 05:35PM
 
Hovland, arrowhead trail.


40+ would be my guess.
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04/08/2011 05:39PM
 
Bump... in case anyone wants to jump in.


It's only a spot on the map... until you go there.
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04/08/2011 06:41PM
 
JB and I live in Rockford, MN.


I have no clue how many trips we have taken. Mr. Diva can answer that better than me. I'd say 40 plus?
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04/08/2011 06:48PM
 
East Tennessee, 1st trip last year coming back up in late May.
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04/08/2011 07:00PM
 
Mora...East Ctrl MN, 4 trips, 3 planned for 2011 :)


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04/08/2011 07:02PM
 
Coon Rapids, MN


about a dozen or so, gonna add at least three more this year!


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04/08/2011 07:17PM
 
Granite Falls MN,
25-Bdub
10-quetico
1- woodland caribou
countless river trips and state park camps in MN, and WIS
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04/08/2011 07:25PM
 
Minneapolis, MN


Seven trips...four in groups, three solo, and planning two week-long solo trips this summer.


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04/08/2011 07:28PM
 
I already answered this!! Dah

(Grandpa Moment)


Dad Always said "We don't Always catch fish...but we ALWAYS have a good time"
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04/08/2011 07:37PM
 
south east indiana, lawrenceburg. 2 trips, 3 and 4 this year, fish opener, and sept.
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04/08/2011 09:47PM
 
Tifton, Georgia. 25 trips to BWCAW/Quetico. First trip in 1978. Our Grandson and friend will go with us this year.
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04/08/2011 10:04PM
 
Rockford, IL., Former Screw Capital of the World, before they moved all that stuff to China, and home of Cheap Trick!!!

Have yet to visit the BWCA, but it's been a lifelong dream and I plan to take my 3 sons next year. Done a lot of canoe camping otherwise.
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04/08/2011 10:05PM
 
Suburb of the twin cities of Iowa(Waterloo/Cedar Falls). Around 7 trips.


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04/08/2011 10:58PM
 
Tucson and we are planning number....4 (i think)


I have a lot on my mind....but not much in my mind!
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04/09/2011 09:27AM
 
Just on the other side of 294 from Canoe42- Libertyville, USA.


Our first trip was 10 days in June 2009, ran back for 5 days more in July and another 5 in late September of the same year!
In 2010 We did 5 days over Memorial day weekend, a week in August.
This year we will be there breaking ice May 17th for 5 days and will either make another 5 day trip in August or late September.

We have spent about 30 years in the woods, on trails and in canoes though...
Many AT hikes in CT and MA when I was in college
1-2 Adirondack area hikes
A few weekend canoe/camping trips on the Pere Marquette in MI
Canoed/camped the Everglades for a week
75 mile hike through the backcountry of Yellowstone
2 one week long hiking trips on the Conasaga River/Chattahooche National Forest, GA
Hiked and camped the Black Hills for a week
A few 4-5 day hikes/camping in Daniel Boone National Forest
2 week long trips canoeing/camping on the 11 Point River/Mark Twain National Forest
Shawnee National Forest for a few days
Dozens of weekend camping trips to IL, MI, WI state parks when the kids were little-
Sand Hill, Mississippi Palisades, Chain of Lakes, Kettle Morain....



Ripple in still water....
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04/10/2011 09:06AM
 
Born in Little Falls..now in Bonita Springs Florida and 9 times in the BDub.


Freshwater is delicious! Saltwater not so much..
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04/10/2011 06:22PM
 
Raised in Appleton, WI. Currently reside in Eagan, MN. Just over 20 trips (if I'm allowed to included Quetico (3) and Wabakimi (2).


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04/10/2011 07:18PM
 
Born and raised in Minneapolis. Teaching career (since retired) all in Perham. Staying put until my wife retires, then who knows?

24 trips, first one in 1978. Trips #25 and 26 coming up this summer.



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04/10/2011 07:37PM
 
Siloam Springs, Arkansas. My first trip up was the summer of '69. Quite a few since then.
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04/10/2011 08:10PM
 
Albert Lea, MN
5 trips (#6 in July)
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04/10/2011 08:23PM
 
Brainerd, Mn.
Third trip starts in two months from today!!


The portage is right around this bend.... I think....
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04/10/2011 08:31PM
 
Grew up in Aurora, Il just west of Chicago but Minnesota has been my home for 17 years and I have lived all over the state... Currently reside in Excelsior.
Been on about 12 bwca trips; second solo scheduled for next month.
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04/10/2011 08:37PM
 
grew up in Akron OH (Go you Zips!), lived in upstate NY for many years with several stops in Alaska along the way. moved to MN 22 years ago - I'm taking my 27th BW trip in mid May - Sag to Seagull loop through Ester/Hansen/Knife/Ogish.
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04/11/2011 08:25AM
 
born: Roseville, MN
childhood: Plano, TX
adolescence: Green Bay, WI
adulthood: Twin Cities
7 trips. next one not until 2012...
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04/11/2011 08:37AM
 
Originally from Cedar Rapids,Ia now in Coon Rapids,MN
have done 23 trips to the b-dub
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04/11/2011 09:32AM
 
Elk River,MN, 6th trip in June
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04/11/2011 09:42AM
 
Madison, Wisconsin...the best city in the midwest! Perhaps the country!


;-)


3 overnight trips, one day trip...planning on two trips this summer. Yahoo. (gotta make up for all those years I didn't go...)
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04/11/2011 09:51AM
 
West Des Moines, IA -- 7 trips-- 3 were solo.
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04/11/2011 10:46AM
 
grew up in Roseville, MN
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dozen of BWCA canoe trips, solos, with friends, and with dog(s)
I wonder how people remember the exact number of trips they have taken...I usually go 5-10 times a year for the last 10+ years
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04/11/2011 11:39AM
 
Born in Indiana, spent a long time in Texas but now live in far Northeast Tennessee (Johnson City)


Lost count, but around 25 or so - mostly the Q.


Old Hoosier
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04/11/2011 12:16PM
 
I'm from Blaine, MN. I started going to BWCA in 1965 (Perent River) with my father and uncle. Missed a few years in between now and then for family stuff. Probably 25 - 30 trips since then. I might be missing a few.... it was the 60's - 70's ya know..... :-)


Watch out for that rock!!!........ Oooo.... That's going to leave a mark...
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04/11/2011 01:08PM
 
Fort Wayne Indiana. Gonna be in quetico for the first time this summer.
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04/11/2011 01:18PM
 
quote OBX2Kayak: "North Carolina's Outer Banks, a sandbar near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. 1,600 miles to Ely."

Shocked... I've been to Ocracoke for the last 13 years. Someday hope to retire there.
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04/11/2011 01:31PM
 
quote airmorse: "quote wawasee: "Warsaw In, where most of your artificial hips and knees are made! I have made 10 trips into the beautiful BWCA. I wish I would have started at a younger age."



Wawasee,



Warsaw, IN not too far from where I work...Valparaiso IN. Maybe we should try and get a wingnight going in our area."




Seriously? I said "fort wayne", but didn't think too many people would know where Columbia City is. This must be a highway 30 thing?
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04/11/2011 02:03PM
 
South St. Paul, MN. 6th trip will be May 19th e.p. 16
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04/11/2011 05:45PM
 
Grew up in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Currently live in Eagan, MN.
One trip, Aug 2010, Sawbill Lake EP.
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04/11/2011 06:40PM
 
edwardsville, Illinois.



first trip was in the late 80's next trip is in ....40 days!
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04/11/2011 07:02PM
 
Northern ILL - 60 miles west of Chicago
It is an embarrassment of riches but probably close to 100. Lead 6-7 trips a year for 10 years during my last few years of high school, through college and for a few years after graduation. Have made 30 or more trips since. 60/40 split between BWCA and Quetico. Hope I have quite a few more left.
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04/11/2011 07:13PM
 
Smack dab in the middle between PatNAspen and Woods Walker. 30+ trips. PS- welcome Kish Mark!
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04/11/2011 10:25PM
 
Born and raised in Ellwood City Pa. Now reside in suburban Spring brook Wis. 30-35 trips in the Dub, 1 in the Q. Some backpacking in the Catskills, Alleghenies and Smokie Mtn's.


Bruceye
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04/11/2011 11:02PM
 
Southern Arizona. Six Trips, this spring will be number seven.
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Houston, Texas - I took my first trip in June of 2010 and I have my second scheduled for July 2011. If only I lived closer to the BW...
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04/12/2011 08:11AM
 
Mid-Missouri.


My son and I took our first trip June, 2007.


Barring anything unforeseen, we will be back June, 2011, for our second trip.
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04/12/2011 08:48AM
 
Pine City Minnesota


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04/12/2011 10:51AM
 
quote rentschler: "quote OBX2Kayak: "North Carolina's Outer Banks, a sandbar near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. 1,600 miles to Ely."


Shocked... I've been to Ocracoke for the last 13 years. Someday hope to retire there."



You better retire soon, before it washes away. (Actually, Ocracoke is one of the few places expected to survive for a while. The rest of the Outer Banks will be under water.)


"I go because it irons out the wrinkles in my soul" -- Sigurd Olson
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04/12/2011 11:42AM
 
bruceye from Ellwood City, PA- I was born and raised in New Castle, PA. Maybe we should meet at Forbush frozen custard on 65! Nothing like it!
outback mack  
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04/12/2011 12:28PM
 
Hi, I'm from Terrace Bay, Ontario , Canada
Made my first trip in 1990 to Knawnipi through Cache lake.
Have done approximately 22 trips to the Quetico,
Lets protect these amazing and beautiful places.


Mack
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04/12/2011 02:40PM
 
quote bruceye: "Born and raised in Ellwood City Pa. Now reside in suburban Spring brook Wis. 30-35 trips in the Dub, 1 in the Q. Some backpacking in the Catskills, Alleghenies and Smokie Mtn's."


Suburban Springbrook, thats funny!!!!!! Would that make Gleason a metropolis?????
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04/12/2011 04:27PM
 
Wheaton, IL.
I have made two trips to Ely, MN.
I've always stayed with good friends that rent a cabin at the Moose Track Adventures lodge. ( It wasn't called that back then when I went)
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From St. Paul MN’s East Side. Born at the hospital two blocks north of the state capital building. Currently a homeowner in the east metro suburbs who spends much of the summer in and around the Superior National Forest. Been in or through the BWCAW 17 times.


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04/12/2011 09:42PM
 
quote tobiedog: "bruceye from Ellwood City, PA- I was born and raised in New Castle, PA. Maybe we should meet at Forbush frozen custard on 65! Nothing like it!"


Holy Smokes Tobie! It is indeed a small world. I was just there 3 wks ago. ( funeral for a friend who was living in Mahoningtown) What I remember most about New Castle aside from the fact that your HS. football team used to and probably still does,kick the snot out of us. But that death trap rollercoaster ride at the now abandoned, Cascade park. We laughed hysterically when we drove by there this time out.When did you move away? I graduated from Lincoln High in 77 and hit the road in 80.
Thats the short story.


Bruceye
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