It is time to start the November 2007 Photo contest.
The theme for this month's contest is "BWCA and Quetico Rock". Post your best photos of rock and rock structure in the in the BWCA or Quetico.
Monthly Category: BWCA and Quetico Rock
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- A member may win once per year.
- Photos must be posted to this message by 11:59pm on Nov. 30st.
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Seagull Submarine -- sighted surfacing at the east end of Lac La Croix.
That's the captain seagull up on the bridge, and you can see the periscope camouflaged as a dead tree... I always wondered why so many flotillas up there seem to zig-zag -- they're practicing serpentine convoy maneuvers to avoid torpedoes!
My wife on lake agnes in june of this year on the first day of her first trip to the bwca. Adam the rock theme is not something I would have thought of even though I just relized I have lots of pictures with rocks, it is a great idea.
8 Gulls on an exposed reef that appeared with low water levels Sept. 06 (Brule Lake). I wonder how many motors connected with this and how many lower units were busted off when motors were allowed on the lake, as this reef is out in the middle of the lake and normally under water.
I know I already entered, but I had to share this picture of the Boulder Bay Monolith at "10" rated campsite off of the last 65 rod portage to Lac La Croix. Not much for scale but this is at least a 20 ton rock.
"When one finally arrives at the point where schedules are forgotten, and becomes immersed in ancient rhythms, one begins to live." Sigurd F. Olson
Our "weather forecaster" making a prediction that the storm is lifting on Lake Insula September 18, 2006. Reminding me of the words of Dylan "You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows"
"Boredom, Tyler - that's what's wrong. And how do you beat boredom, Tyler?... Adventure...(Never Cry Wolf, 1983)
I know what you mean.....my dad always took me and my younger sister from the time we could first walk out on his fishing trips and us girls could only sit in a canoe for sooo long that eventually he'd drop us off on shore to do exploring while he fished. My favorite time to explore shoreline is right after the ice out in spring when you find the coolest things!! But he always told us NO throwing the bigger rocks in the lake....for one there dosn't need to be any extra snags and #2 a good rock for an anchor should always be left for the next person....ya just never know!! I just had to laugh at your pic....reminded me a lot of my dad teaching us "proper fisherman" etiquette or at least trying!!!
Yeah, I remember thinking at the time that it wasn't the best idea to be throwing big rocks in the lake but Dave in particular was having such a blast that I didn't want to spoil his fun. It was their first time in the BWCA.
My other nephew Paul - the one in the water, can skip rocks like nobodys business. I was amazed at what he can do with a flat rock. I think we counted 18 skips one time.
TomT....wow thats cool, I never was able to get good at skippin rocks welllll....unless you count goin ice fishin and getting a real good run for it-dive on your belly and fly over iced up rock islands in the lake!! When i was 6-7-8 years old i used to dread the looooong hikes to my dads favorite ice fishing places until we got there and i could get a nap and then start creating kill the boredom games like sailing over ice covered rocks on my belly!! Now i have a young son who i can't wait to bring out to our special secret fishin spots and see what games he comes up with!!