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BearWhoSwims  
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06/29/2011 11:41PM
 
I recently discovered bwca.com and am loving this site. What a great gathering of info. Really love the messageboard and everyones willingness to help others and posting of great info.

I first went out of the end of Gunflint when I was in first grade and the trail was a narrow dirt road. I have been loving the Boundary Waters ever since. This summer I will be taking my 17 yr old son in for another great adventure, He looks forward to it every year.
Even after all these years and trips in, new tips and tricks always help. Hopefully you can teach this old dog new tricks! I have already learned quite a few in a short time on the site. :)

Anyway...just wanted to say thanks to all the members and Adam for a great site with such a wonderful community of fellow wilderness enthusiasts!
THANK_YOU!


While some delve deep in mustie books in quest of learning rare, Ye wise folk walk by trees and brooks and gain of wisdom there.
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nojobro  
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06/30/2011 12:42AM
 
Welcome!
dicecupmaker  
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06/30/2011 12:53AM
 
Welcome aboard! Put your PFD on!


Joy is a great teacher, but so is dispair. Wonder is a great teacher, but so is confusion. Hope is a great teacher, but so is disillusionment. And life is a great teacher, but so is death. To deny yourself any of those in any aspect is not experiencing life totally.
Stumpy  
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06/30/2011 01:44AM
 
Welcome....throw out your filter.


As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly
Amok  
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06/30/2011 03:25AM
 
Isn't it GREAT?!?


WELCOME TO THE ADDICTION!!!! bwahahhhaahaha


Trust, but verify. The Lord will provide !!!!
oldgentleman  
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06/30/2011 04:46AM
 
Welcome to the site.
kanoes  
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06/30/2011 06:09AM
 
welcome! i saw you on gaskin 3 years ago. :)


time is a flat circle...
Frenchy  
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06/30/2011 07:02AM
 
Welcome to the site! Enjoy your visits.
mooseplums  
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06/30/2011 07:13AM
 
Welcome to the board...you'll enjoy your stay. It's a great place, with wonderful people.


"I am haunted by waters"~Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"
alpine525  
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06/30/2011 07:19AM
 
Welcome - enjoy!


Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
muddy  
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06/30/2011 07:25AM
 
Welcome!!!


serenityseeker  
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06/30/2011 07:29AM
 
Welcome to BWCA.COM !! Enjoy, learn and share!
Basspro69  
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06/30/2011 07:43AM
 
Welcome to the site Bear glad to meet you .


" I want to know Gods thoughts , The rest are details " Albert Einstein.
buz  
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06/30/2011 07:46AM
 
Join the clan, nice place to visit. You will find an incredible amount of knowledge here, nice people, and basically any question gets good answers, (well maybe, mostly, except that outies are in some way better than innies, :-) INNIES Rule :-) )
pswith5  
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06/30/2011 08:20AM
 
Welcome, as you can see some are newbies some are oldies(but goodies)Never a lack of opinions here. Sometimes even if you don't ask. I'd be curious how many find us by accident ggogling. and how many found us by word of mouth.?


without the bad times: the good times wouldn't seem so good
JoeWilderness  
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06/30/2011 08:25AM
 
Welcome Bear ! Yes, it is fun here!


"You only have one chance at life, so make it an adventure!"
Thaumaturgist  
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06/30/2011 08:27AM
 
Welcome to the boards!
BWPaddler  
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06/30/2011 08:50AM
 
Ahhh, one more enabler joining the ranks of the permanently addicted. Wahoo! Look forward to posting with ya.


Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
nojobro  
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06/30/2011 08:51AM
 
quote pswith5: "Welcome, as you can see some are newbies some are oldies(but goodies)Never a lack of opinions here. Sometimes even if you don't ask. I'd be curious how many find us by accident ggogling. and how many found us by word of mouth.?"


I found it by typing bwca.com in my address bar. Adam's got the best URL. ;-)
jb in the wild  
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06/30/2011 08:53AM
 
BWS Glad to have you aboard.


Now lets talk about Wing Night never to early to start thinking about attending.


JB


You can't explain the obvious to the ignorant.
Divainthewild  
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06/30/2011 08:56AM
 
Welcome Swimming Bear! I got "Runnin' Bear" dartin' through my head right now but....


Be sure to join us at our Fall gathering the first weekend in October. Stay tuned for more details. It's fun to camp with a bunch of freaks who love the same stuff you do - and think your awesome for it.
ripple  
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06/30/2011 09:00AM
 
So many people with the same love- what's not to like? Welcome!!!!


Ripple in still water....
NDCanoe  
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06/30/2011 09:16AM
 
Welcome.


Diva: ME TOO! "On the banks of the river, stood Running Bear...."
Jackfish  
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06/30/2011 09:44AM
 
Welcome aboard, BWS. Looking forward to reading your trip reports. :)


It's only a spot on the map... until you go there.
butthead  
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06/30/2011 10:20AM
 
quote dicecupmaker: "Welcome aboard! Put your PFD on!"


BearWhoSinks is not encouraged to do so.


butthead

PS; welcome to the board BearWhoSwims!


"Decades, tempered by tedium and existential dread" quote from William Brumfield
KevinL  
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06/30/2011 11:16AM
 
Welcome


KevinL
BearWhoSwims  
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06/30/2011 11:18AM
 
Thanks for the welcomes. I can see it will be way easy to spend lots of time on this site.


So where is this Oct gathering of fanatics? :)


While some delve deep in mustie books in quest of learning rare, Ye wise folk walk by trees and brooks and gain of wisdom there.
fitgers1  
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06/30/2011 11:45AM
 
Welcome to the absolute best board on the web! I stumbled across it a bit over a year ago myself. Tons of information, opinions and good conversations. An amazing group of people here. I can't wait to meet them all someday.


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson...and...“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".
kanoes  
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06/30/2011 12:32PM
 
quote BearWhoSwims: "Thanks for the welcomes. I can see it will be way easy to spend lots of time on this site.



So where is this Oct gathering of fanatics? :)"

lake rebecca regional park, rockford, mn.


time is a flat circle...
Sierra1  
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06/30/2011 12:37PM
 
Welcome to the group. There are many, many very knowledgeable people here who can give you ACCURATE and INFORMATIVE answers to your questions. Enjoy yourself here and have fun...


Watch out for that rock!!!........ Oooo.... That's going to leave a mark...
cheesewiz  
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Photo Journal
06/30/2011 01:38PM
 
Hello!


I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal labotomy!
AndySG  
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06/30/2011 04:01PM
 
A BIG Hello to you, BearWhoSwims. I like you much better than BearWhoStoleMyFood.


"I rather paddle in ignorant bliss than be arrogantly informed." ~ Kenneth Martenson
Freddy  
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06/30/2011 04:39PM
 

Welcome and look forward to your postings.


"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul" John Muir
lars54  
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06/30/2011 05:22PM
 
Welcome Bear
Savage Voyageur  
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06/30/2011 05:50PM
 
Welcome aboard BearWhoSwims, great to see new members here.


"So many lakes, so little time."
Troutman  
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06/30/2011 06:20PM
 
As a newbie myself, I have to agree, great site. Welcome Bear.


"If dogs don't go to heavan, then when I die I want to go where they are" Will Rogers
rookie in 03  
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06/30/2011 06:24PM
 
Welcome, looking forward to your posts for info too.


rookie in 03
gutmon  
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06/30/2011 06:52PM
 
Hiya
OBX2Kayak  
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06/30/2011 07:31PM
 
Welcome!


"I go because it irons out the wrinkles in my soul" -- Sigurd Olson
chesapeakes  
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06/30/2011 07:35PM
 
Welcome! Hope you and your son have a great trip. I agree with BWPaddler. It's addictive
Old Hoosier  
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06/30/2011 08:14PM
 
Welcome, Bear


Glad to have you aboard!


Old Hoosier
vinnie  
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06/30/2011 08:42PM
 
Welcome to the wonderful world of BWCA.com


vinnie
SunCatcher  
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06/30/2011 09:52PM
 
BWS - welcome aboard....this place is addicting, and the folks here are "family" so to speak.....


SunCatcher


Dad Always said "We don't Always catch fish...but we ALWAYS have a good time"
jcavenagh  
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06/30/2011 10:01PM
 
Hey, Bear! C'mon in...You cn leave yer shoes on...cold beer's in the fridge...set a spell!


LNT - The road to success is always under construction. http://hikingillinois.blogspot.com/
mc2mens  
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06/30/2011 10:07PM
 
top of the mornin to ya


"Big fish eat little fish."
BearWhoSwims  
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06/30/2011 10:52PM
 
Everybody sure is friendly here!
I hope I meet some of you in the wilderness this summer...
Maybe we should make a super secret paddle wave or something so we recognize each other. I dont always swim across the lake, sometimes I ride in a canoe.
Sure am looking forward to this years trip, and then I can make a trip report!


Thanks for the warm welcome and welcome to others new to the board!


While some delve deep in mustie books in quest of learning rare, Ye wise folk walk by trees and brooks and gain of wisdom there.
kanoes  
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06/30/2011 11:17PM
 
quote BearWhoSwims: "Everybody sure is friendly here!
I hope I meet some of you in the wilderness this summer...
Maybe we should make a super secret paddle wave or something so we recognize each other. I dont always swim across the lake, sometimes I ride in a canoe.
Sure am looking forward to this years trip, and then I can make a trip report!



Thanks for the warm welcome and welcome to others new to the board!"

buy and place some bwca.com flying moose stickers on your ride. we all look for those.


time is a flat circle...
BearWhoSwims  
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06/30/2011 11:32PM
 
I will have to order a couple!


While some delve deep in mustie books in quest of learning rare, Ye wise folk walk by trees and brooks and gain of wisdom there.
analyzer  
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07/01/2011 12:03AM
 
Sorry, I thought I posted to this, guess not.



Welcome Barelyswims : )~

or was it Bearwhosins???
jcavenagh  
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07/01/2011 12:28PM
 
Now, the title of this thread immediately brought to my mind...
Lovin every minute of it


LNT - The road to success is always under construction. http://hikingillinois.blogspot.com/
Divainthewild  
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07/01/2011 01:38PM
 
quote kanoes: "quote BearWhoSwims: "Everybody sure is friendly here!
I hope I meet some of you in the wilderness this summer...
Maybe we should make a super secret paddle wave or something so we recognize each other. I dont always swim across the lake, sometimes I ride in a canoe.
Sure am looking forward to this years trip, and then I can make a trip report!




Thanks for the warm welcome and welcome to others new to the board!"

buy and place some bwca.com flying moose stickers on your ride. we all look for those."



Stickers....OK.... :-X


We do look for them. We can spot a flying moose across the lake, on a portage or on top of a vehicle. (ESPECIALLY, if you put them ON your vehicle) Most flying moose sightings are either met with a hug or a posting on this site.
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