Wow! What a great adventure and photos! I hope you don't mind, but the sunset or sunrise photo is my new desktop wallpaper. I won't transmit it to anyone else. Nice beards too. Go Badgers!!! My son went to Madison (Class of 2008). He's been to the BWCA several times with me.
That was a fun read...thx for taking the time! Amazing tale of portaging through an active fire area. I was on the McNeice to Kahs portage a couple years ago. Hard to believe it was hit by fire again...
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are -- Teddy Roosevelt
Epic trip. Epic report. Fantastic photos. I am officially jealous.
I did a trip of this length in Quetico when I was 13. I'm now 51. It may be time to try again. I like your idea of stopping in town for a day or two a couple times during the trip.
If you ever get to Fauquier again, there is another site just across from, and a tiny bit north of, the portage from Dumas. We stayed there in September when the sun was also blazing, just like it was for you in October. The steep south-facing site where you stayed seemed less inviting under those conditions.
All I can say is Spectacular! What a neat thing for you all to experience, the fire, well that was quite the experience. I have been close, but not THAT close to fire. The best part is the pictures, you are wondereful photographer's SunCatcher
Dad Always said "We don't Always catch fish...but we ALWAYS have a good time"
Thanks to everyone for the compliments and encouraging words, it has started the wheels turning towards maybe doing something more/bigger with the experience and pictures. As far as the pictures are concerned, I shoot a Nikon D90 and am obsessed with my wide angle lens and tripod. I love shooting long exposure shots since I feel like it gives me the opportunity to put my own twist on reality. It also gives the most vivid colors. Quetico is by far the best place to shoot the night sky. Most of the trip was shot with a Tokina 11-16mm lens, with help from my Nikon 55-200 zoom. Anybody interested in more pictures can check out Facebook Pictures Sorry Facebook is not the best medium for pictures, but its as far as ive gotten.
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.