My wife and I went for a long weekend canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota. For those familiar with the area, we entered at EP 16, Moose River North, and traveled up to Lac la Croix. We lucked out with the weather as it rained for much of our drive up and almost the whole drive home, but only about 10 minutes while we were on the water. I decided to dress in period attire for the first day. Our destination, Lac la Croix, was essentially part of what was the Interstate 90 of the fur trade era. Here is our island campsite for the first 2 nights, about a 12 mile trip in: We did a little bit of fishing, without much luck. Did manage to get a close look at this guy though: We took 2 days to paddle the route out that we did in one on the way in. I had a chance to try out both the self-made knife and bow saw that I posted about earlier. The knife held up very well. The saw developed a crack on the last night at the hole where the string passes through. I'm going to try and save it with some epoxy. All in all, a nice relaxing trip.