Monday, February 25, 2013

Sport & Paddle Show Seminars 2013

Spirit of the Wilderness will be presenting a number of seminars at sport and paddle shows this Spring in the upper Midwest.

Topics include: Unique BWCA Sites you Should Visit, and Fishing the BWCA.
Plan to attend on or more of these shows, participate in one of our seminars and be sure to stop by our exhibit to plan your Boundary Waters canoe trip this summer:
  • March 2: Quiet Waters Symposium, Lansing MI
  • March 8-10: Canoecopia, Madison WI
  • March 21-24: Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis, MN
  • April 26-28: Midwest Mountaineering Expo, Minneapolis, MN
Want to start planning your Boundary Waters adventure now? Contact Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitters & Outdoor Store at 800-950-2709 or email at

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pagami Creek Fire Restoration Work

The USFS has accomplished a lot of work after the Pagami Creek Fire: restoring campsites, portages, and portions of the Pow Wow Trail.  
  • Currently, there are 26 campsites closed on the Kawishiwi District. 
  • By June, 2013 an additional 8 sites will be re-opened.  19 sites will remain closed.   
  • An environmental analysis will be completed to add two new sites on the north end of Lake One. 
  • Due to the reduction in the number of sites available to campers, the Lake One Entry Point (#30) quota will be adjusted to a total of 14 per day:  7 quota will be entry point 30 with no camping restrictions and 7 will be entry point 30F restricting travelers from camping on the Kawishiwi River.  (30F will NOT include last season’s restriction for camping beyond Lake Three.)  This adjustment aims to spread the overnight use out and alleviate last year’s tremendous use on the Kawishiwi River.