Back from the Boundary

We rented lightweight Kevlar canoes for this trip. In addition to making portages easier, they are a lot quieter than aluminum boats.

I got back from my canoe trip Friday night. It was a great trip and we had super weather the entire time. We caught enough Walleye that we almost got sick of eating them. I was amazed to see all the young kids portaging 70 pound Duluth packs and even heavier aluminum canoes over tough rocky terrain. 

Five minutes of magic light at the end of the day.


Even with our light Kevlar canoes, we could feel the 220 rod portages in our legs.  And paddling into a 30mph wind with breakers crashing over the bar is about the most work our bike rider arms have gotten in a long time.  But it was a vacation, so we were usually in our campsite by 3:30 in the afternoon.  With more acres of fabulous wilderness than most people could explore in a lifetime, take the time to visit the Boundary Waters if you have not done so already.  

I will be going through the hundreds of emails I get and adding photos to the Flickr soon.  Keep sending in photo contest entries.  I will have a post up about the Riverwest 24 hour bike race later tonight or Monday morning, so check back soon. 

Well, beer is too heavy to portage.

About Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director

Dave was the first full-time staff member hired to open the Bike Fed's Milwaukee office 15 years ago. A former professional photographer and life-long Milwaukee resident, Dave likes wool, long rides, sour beer, and a good polar vortex once in a while.

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