Rescue shows heroism, provides opportunity for reflection

A recent rescue of eight canoeists from Basswood Lake after their canoes capsized in high winds was a scary episode that ended as well as it could. ¬†We’re very glad that nobody was hurt in this incident, and we think there’s great value in using it as an opportunity to reflect on smart wilderness travel [...]

The many rewards of wilderness besides beauty and solitude

Women in the BWCAW on a 1965 Outward Bound trip.

Photo by Maxine Smith

Forty-seven years ago, the first group of women ever to participate in an Outward Bound program in the Boundary Waters learned just what they capable of doing. A recent article about their planned reunion in Ely this week is not just an entertaining story of discovering the wilderness, but finding [...]