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adam  
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05/09/2011 06:32AM
 
It is time to start the May 2011 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 "Camp Setups".

Monthly Category: Show us your great camp setups.

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 March 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.

Thank you for participating!

Adam

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BigZig  
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05/09/2011 07:52AM
 
Hard to do this with one photo but here is a 2008 Quetico Kashahpiwi site on a small island in the north end. Absolutely stunning location overlooking the lake. Too bad my tent was so ugly.
fishguts  
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05/09/2011 09:17AM
 
Seldom used site on Ballard Lake, Quetico


fishguts
ripple  
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05/09/2011 11:50AM
 
My favorite site on Tuscarora- a warm July day so the rainfly was off- we slept under the stars as well.


Ripple in still water....
Ho Ho  
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05/09/2011 07:29PM
 
Sarah Lake, September 3, 2010 - "Shelter in a Storm" -





kanoes  
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05/09/2011 08:48PM
 
paull lake, WCPP, may 2010 (not much for tent pads there)


bigfoot is blurry...
Kangi  
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05/09/2011 11:30PM
 



Kawshawi lake last summer. I'm the one in front, getting my beard braided by my neice :-)


Basswood? Never again!
TuscaroraBorealis  
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05/10/2011 11:24AM
 

Pine lake
TuscaroraBorealis  
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05/10/2011 11:34AM
 
quote ripple: " My favorite site on Tuscarora- a warm July day so the rainfly was off- we slept under the stars as well."


Very nice site & photo
mooseplums  
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05/10/2011 12:25PM
 
Little Saganaga


"I am haunted by waters"~Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"
Lemieux  
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05/10/2011 12:43PM
 


May 2010 Ge-be-on-equet


“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown
nicek  
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05/10/2011 01:39PM
 

Asleep on Ahsub 2010


it's a beautiful day
ILikePike  
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05/10/2011 03:21PM
 
Camp on Caribou August 2008


“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit” -Edward Abbey
nojobro  
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05/10/2011 03:35PM
 



My favorite tent pad, nestled in a grassy circle, Clearwater Lake (near Bald Eagle), August 2009.
TomT  
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05/10/2011 05:22PM
 
Quetico, June 1992.


cowdoc  
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05/10/2011 09:45PM
 
Pocket Lake


"What could happen?"
bapabear  
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05/11/2011 10:46AM
 



Taken on Jordan Lake in the fall of 2007 during severe drought and a fire ban. Normally you wouldn't see my tarp over the fire pit quite like this.


I used this photo to try and comfort a friend who was suffering the final stages of a battle with cancer. He was at least a 30-40 year tripper and had story after story to tell me about the BW. I enlarged the photo and added the quote from 2 Corinthians 5:4-14 (about when we pack up our earthly tent).


Looks like cremation is my last hope for a hot, smoking body.
paddlefamily  
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05/11/2011 11:08AM
 
Long Island Lake, Sept '09.
TH16MN  
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05/11/2011 08:52PM
 



A nice peninsula site on Kowasachong Lake. July 2010.
snakecharmer  
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05/11/2011 11:03PM
 
Lac La Croix




"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after"
~ Henry David Thoreau
MOgirl  
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05/12/2011 08:28AM
 
Vera Lake
rlhedlund  
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05/12/2011 01:33PM
 
Seagull in mid-may '09


Life is Good, Living is Better. Everlasting Life is Best! Pray for Us Amok.
HighPlainsDrifter  
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05/12/2011 09:15PM
 
My son and I. September 13, 2010. Kawishiwi River NW of Malberg Lake



"Boredom, Tyler - that's what's wrong. And how do you beat boredom, Tyler?... Adventure...(Never Cry Wolf, 1983)
nojobro  
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05/12/2011 11:40PM
 
quote MOgirl: " Vera Lake"


A rainbow in the BW. Very special!
wetcanoedog  
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05/14/2011 03:55PM
 

there was not much room on this island site in Quetico but i found enough space for my Tent and Baker shelter.

good thing too because no sooner had i set up than a steady rain came on that lasted until the next evening.i was able to cook in the shelter and make that home for a day.the trees and brush were great wind breaks.


it's just a level trail thru the woods.
Boarstalker  
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05/14/2011 04:29PM
 

Yeah,yeah I know....it's not the BWCA. But it's my little slice of heaven for 10-days out of the year; my elk camp out in a widerness area of Northwestern Colorado every year. This will be my first year not in elk camp because I've diverted my resources and time off from work to taking my 1st ever trip into the BWCA. The differences in the accomodations will be startling but I'm very much looking forward to it all.







Treat the earth well, it was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children. -- Native American Proverb
Beemer01  
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05/14/2011 09:15PM
 



Far North end of Agnes. Great site.


"You're not serious about wearing sandals on this portage.... are you?"
tony  
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05/15/2011 12:39PM
 
Lake Two





tony
wifishncanoe  
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05/15/2011 11:26PM
 
Beautiful camp setup to survive the cold wind and rain.
Gunflinter  
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05/16/2011 01:10PM
 
Alpine July 2010


God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure. Eric Liddell
nojobro  
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05/16/2011 01:23PM
 
quote Boarstalker: "
Yeah,yeah I know....it's not the BWCA. But it's my little slice of heaven for 10-days out of the year; my elk camp out in a widerness area of Northwestern Colorado every year. This will be my first year not in elk camp because I've diverted my resources and time off from work to taking my 1st ever trip into the BWCA. The differences in the accomodations will be startling but I'm very much looking forward to it all.





"



Neat!


What are those two little green-topped things?
nojobro  
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05/16/2011 01:25PM
 
quote Beemer01: "



Far North end of Agnes. Great site."



BW or Q?
Boarstalker  
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05/16/2011 03:30PM
 
Nojobro...those two little green topped things are the shower tent, complete with a propane fired shower and an outhouse tent, complete with full sized head/toilet seat that I position over a 6-foot hole I have to dig every year. Takes me about 2 days just to set elk camp up. One of the big tents I use exclusively for a mess hall complete with two big stoves, burners, 7 coolers full of grub, etc. Game wardens and biologists seem to find their way into camp in the evenings just in time for porterhouse steaks grilled over cedar coals, Texas Chili, elk stew or any other number of goodies, salads, sides and cobblers done up in Dutch ovens. Fun times out there.


Treat the earth well, it was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children. -- Native American Proverb
nojobro  
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05/16/2011 07:11PM
 
quote Boarstalker: "Nojobro...those two little green topped things are the shower tent, complete with a propane fired shower and an outhouse tent, complete with full sized head/toilet seat that I position over a 6-foot hole I have to dig every year. Takes me about 2 days just to set elk camp up. One of the big tents I use exclusively for a mess hall complete with two big stoves, burners, 7 coolers full of grub, etc. Game wardens and biologists seem to find their way into camp in the evenings just in time for porterhouse steaks grilled over cedar coals, Texas Chili, elk stew or any other number of goodies, salads, sides and cobblers done up in Dutch ovens. Fun times out there."


Wow, elaborate! Do you have to haul in water, too, or is it near a source?


I'm sure it's fun....but do let us know what you think of the BW after you go. ;-)
Boarstalker  
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05/16/2011 08:02PM
 
Yes...I have to haul in water. I use 7-gallon containers and usually haul in 8 of those. Every couple days I'll have to round up whoever's in camp to hike down to Beaver Creek and fill up the containers again.


Treat the earth well, it was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children. -- Native American Proverb
smalltown  
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05/17/2011 03:03PM
 

south arm of knife lake bluff overlooking lake and my site


The best playgrounds are not on the ground at all!
Kiporby  
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05/17/2011 09:19PM
 
Mexican Hat Lake, WCPP. May 2010.






There is a light and it never goes out. Morrissey
ducks  
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05/17/2011 10:01PM
 
Gaskin, Aug. 2009


Pura Vida
bumabu  
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05/18/2011 12:01AM
 
A little backwoods carpentry during a windy day......

For the contest, Kawishiwi Triangle, May 2009.


Who I am precedes what I do, not the other way around.
benr0  
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05/18/2011 01:31PM
 
IMA Lake
cowdoc  
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05/18/2011 06:17PM
 
quote ducks: " Gaskin, Aug. 2009"
Nice site....which one is it?


"What could happen?"
jwartman59  
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05/18/2011 11:58PM
 
pma campsite, followed all the rules.

ducks  
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05/19/2011 06:11AM
 
quote cowdoc: "quote ducks: " Gaskin, Aug. 2009"
Nice site....which one is it?"



628... we enjoyed that site a lot


Pura Vida
adamc  
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05/19/2011 03:38PM
 
Yeah, we brought folding chairs...we even brought a folding table. And it was all this guys idea.









Taken with B&W film on Gaskin Lake, June 2010.
Bannock  
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05/20/2011 02:43PM
 
I had many to choose from such as a camp in a burned out area but decided on this one - my typical solo set up. This one is on Heritage Lake.








Bannock
emgrace4  

Photo Journal
05/20/2011 02:47PM
 
Same pics, but I had some fun with the coloring on the 2nd one. These are from Lake 3 on a great campsite from July 2010.





mwdeen  

Photo Journal
05/20/2011 07:58PM
 
Base Camp on Lynx Lake - May 14, 2011
stargazer11  

Photo Journal
05/22/2011 03:23AM
 



A great place to read! Crooked Lake.
jmacna  
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05/25/2011 07:23AM
 
THAT is awesome.
bojibob  
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05/25/2011 02:27PM
 
Lake Agnes Quetico 2010





"One inch on the map ~ is not one inch on the ground"
Craig K  
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05/25/2011 08:48PM
 
Lac La Croix August 2010.


Soledad  
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05/26/2011 02:43PM
 
Border Route Trail early May '11
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05/27/2011 09:14AM
 



Clearwater Lake, August 2010
msnature  
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05/27/2011 09:35AM
 
Pietro 2009. Looking down at camp from a high ridge behind camp. This is the burned side of Pietro - pretty cool seeing how the forest regrows after a fire.
Beaverjack  
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05/27/2011 02:15PM
 
South Lake Eagle - May 2010



You cannot hope too much or dare too much. - R.W. Emerson
nojobro  
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05/27/2011 02:40PM
 
jamotrade, the big Clearwater on the east side, or Clearwater near Bald Eagle?
bumabu  
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05/27/2011 03:17PM
 
quote jamotrade: "



Clearwater Lake, August 2010"



Now THAT is a tarp pole!


Who I am precedes what I do, not the other way around.
Boogsy  

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05/27/2011 05:29PM
 
prettypaddle  
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05/27/2011 05:53PM
 
Rainbow after a hail storm, Bootleg Lake July 2008
Amand  

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05/27/2011 09:18PM
 



This was just a couple of nights ago on Gillis lake during the rain.
Chilly  
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05/28/2011 07:07PM
 
Disappointment Lake 2011. Just make sure to turn the right way coming out of the tent.



I wish I could enter this one but it was about 100 yards away from the bwca on Vermilion.



"Now days these kids take out everything: radar, sonar, electric toothbrushs" Quint
DeterminedOrange  
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05/30/2011 04:30PM
 
Hustler Camp.


knitsocks77  
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05/30/2011 04:34PM
 
quote emgrace4: "Same pics, but I had some fun with the coloring on the 2nd one. These are from Lake 3 on a great campsite from July 2010.







"



My hubs and I spent a night at that site on our way to Insula last May. It was a great site.
sterngirl  
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05/30/2011 05:29PM
 
Shan Walshe Lake


LukeDuke  
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05/31/2011 08:56PM
 
Basswood Lake. Last week. We put up a garage in the box. Was great for playing cards and staying dry.


h20man  
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05/31/2011 09:09PM
 
Kawnipi Lake May 2011
gunflintguy  
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06/01/2011 01:46PM
 
Stayed at that site last August...the island closest to it was on fire...slowly burning the duff and peat, but flared up when the picked up.
h20man  
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06/01/2011 07:16PM
 
Is this the island you are talking about? I was wondering why the undergrowth and some of the trees were brown.


We really liked the site!
canoepaddle  
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06/07/2011 08:21PM
 
Just got back from 5 days on Ensign. Double portaging brings all the comforts for 5 great days of fishing and enjoying BWCA (lite as some would say). Very comfortable camp after a day of great fishing!


canoepaddle


Parnell  
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06/22/2011 10:34AM
 
Campsite on Kelly Lake 5-12-11
Woodtick  
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06/25/2011 04:44PM
 
quote nojobro: "jamotrade, the big Clearwater on the east side, or Clearwater near Bald Eagle?"



I'm guessing east side. First campsite east of the portage into Mountain... Just a guess though.


Get off the road!
adam  
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06/29/2011 06:55AM
 
Congratulations to May's winners!


Photo Contest: MOGirl


Trip Report: Thilipsis29


Extra Prize: msnature


Please mail me your prize selection.


Also a special thank you to Dicecupmaker who is awarding the Photo contest winner with a great leather bwca.com bottle/can holder.
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