|Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
The BWCA is a 1 million acre wilderness, no mechanized anything, up in NE Minnesota. On the Canadian side of the border is an even larger adjoining canoe area called Quetico. We visited the area in 1994 on our honeymoon and always wanted to return. But in the autumn when the hordes of mosquitos have passed into the netherworld. We planned a mid-September 6 day loop trip from the end of the Gunflint Trail road out of Grand Marais. We rented our gear from Seagull Outfitters which was great shop. The crowds of summer were gone and we'd see some fine scenery along the way.