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jcavenagh  
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02/27/2012 08:19PM
 
New Trip Report posted by jcavenagh

Trip Name: The First Time.

Entry Point: D

Click Here to View Trip Report


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fishguts  
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03/01/2012 05:21PM
 
Classic! Keep com'in back! Thanks
fishguts


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jcavenagh  
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03/01/2012 05:54PM
 
The boundary waters saved my life.
I have a religious feeling about them.
It is difficult to make many people understand why I feel the way I do. I have tried a few times. But usually, I just get a sideways look.


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boonie  
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03/01/2012 07:37PM
 
quote jcavenagh: "The boundary waters saved my life.
I have a religious feeling about them.
It is difficult to make many people understand why I feel the way I do. I have tried a few times. But usually, I just get a sideways look."



Most of us zealots get that look. Thanks for the report.
jcavenagh  
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03/01/2012 09:15PM
 
For any one who read my trip report before right now, please re-read. I decided to put it ALL in. I think the additional material gives a better idea why I have a religious feeling for this place and why I feel that my life was saved by my experience.


Anyway, thanks for looking.
jim


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TomT  
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03/04/2012 09:03AM
 
That's a real nice story. Thanks for posting. Did anyone take pics?


AndySG  
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03/04/2012 09:21AM
 
Very enlightening report Jim. The Boundary Waters changed my outlook on life too. Even though my first trip wasn't until age 53, I have no regrets.


"I rather paddle in ignorant bliss than be arrogantly informed." ~ Ken Martenson
AdamXChicago  
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03/04/2012 11:21AM
 
I get it - my first trip was also in 1978 as part of a high school trip to the Q. My "enlightenment" was more gradual, but I remember it first dawn on me up there...


Thanks for sharing.
jcavenagh  
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03/04/2012 12:15PM
 
quote TomT: "That's a real nice story. Thanks for posting. Did anyone take pics?



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Some pics were taken. When we dumped, Meghan's camera was ruined, so those were lost. My sister did take some photos, but she hasn't been able to find them. I had some, but they were destroyed in a basement flood at my house back in the 90's. So I only have the pictures in my mind.


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Kendra  
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04/13/2012 07:39PM
 
Nice. I like to read and hear how people "got hooked" on the BW! Thanks for sharing your story.
blutofish1  
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04/16/2012 06:47PM
 
Great story.


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blutofish1  
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04/16/2012 06:48PM
 
Great story. Whoops.


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