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Sat, Aug 05


Grand Marais, MN 55604, USA

Boundary Waters Expedition

Let us unlock the mysteries of the Boundary Waters and take you on an incredible paddle adventure!

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Boundary Waters Expedition
Boundary Waters Expedition

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2023, 5:00 PM CDT – Aug 12, 2023, 5:00 PM CDT

Grand Marais, MN 55604, USA

About the Event

Join us for a paddle through the vast Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) in Northern Minnesota, a wilderness spanning over 1 million acres far from any roads or towns. Wildlife includes moose, otter, beaver, wolves, eagles, and more. We provide all necessary group gear, gourmet food, permit reservation and user fees, and of course your licensed professional wilderness guide committed to your successful adventure.

This trip starts in Grand Marais, MN. We will arrive on the evening of August 5th at a designated lodge to go over gear and trip details. Sunday morning, we head out for an early start to our adventure. 

Enjoy 7 days of paddling expedition style through 40+ miles of pristine lakes and wilderness. We plan for a couple layover days during the trip to relax at camp, practice camp or survival skills, fish, etc. The itinerary may change due to weather conditions or group interest. Everyone will paddle tandem canoes, help with portages, set up/take down camp, process firewood, share cooking and cleaning up of meals, and any other activity of the day. We not only have years of experience in all aspects of the BWCA, but we are teachers, cooks, leaders, storytellers, fishermen, and naturalists. We can assure you that our team leads a safe, fun, and educational trip!

Menu items: We believe cliff bars and ramen soup have their place but not on our trips. We love a varied menu that includes fresh foods and gourmet meals. A few camp favorites include our famous BBQ pork spaghetti, Rumchata French toast, fruit and yogurt parfait, and campfire pizza.

Difficulty: Challenging

This trip is not for first-time campers or paddlers. You should be comfortable in a canoe and in the water. You should be able to provide sufficient clothing and personal gear items as per the gear list. Everyone will be expected to help around camp and on the water including portaging gear and canoes between waterways. Expect to carry 50 - 60 pounds of gear or a canoe for short distances on portage trails. The pace will be relaxed at times and challenging at others. Expect to paddle several hours on paddle days and portage over land when necessary. We plan to have 2 zero-travel days, weather permitting.  

Price: $1,300

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Upon registration, you will have access to the event group where the gear list and directions can be found.

Price Includes: 

• BWCA permits and user fees

• All meals from put-in to take-out 

• Wenonah tandem canoes 

• CCS packs with padded backs, waist belts and adjustable straps

• Paddles 

• Camp kitchen

• Life vests 

• Lodging fees the night before put-in

• Free parking/shuttle

Not Included: 

• Personal gear items

• Fishing licenses

• Guide gratuities

• Transportation to/from the BWCA 

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This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.

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