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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Winter Camping

12/8/2018 – 12/10/2018

Moose Lake-Wind Lake-Witness Lake

winter camping with Piragis

The journey begins with the preparation. Phone calls and emails to convey expectations and aspirations with the guide (Dave) prior to departure elevate excitement and fuel dreams. The day finally comes and we depart from the Moose Lake entry point with pulk (our pack sleds) and toboggans in tow. Find more information about booking a Guide for a trip like this or renting Winter Camping Gear Here.

winter rental gear from Piragis

Forty-five minutes into the trek and this interesting opportunity presents itself. “Hey Dave, are we supposed to go over this? Hmmm, maybe we should have been a little clearer of our intentions for physical demands!” the clients contemplate as the guide heads up the portage. No time like the present!  An arduous journey, challenging portage, and miles of snow blown lakes give way to our base camp location nestled between two summer campsite locations providing primitive latrine opportunities. The tent site is uniquely located in a prime Northern Pike location offering us an excellent opportunity for fishing. The first fish hits the ice within 1 hour of setting up camp. Fishing is good and the sunset does not disappoint either.

sleep outside courtesy of rentals from the Boundary Waters Catalog

camping doesn't stop in the winter in the BWCAW

Day two takes us to a remote lake hidden from most travelers by two discrete portages. It provides perch and walleye opportunities. The perch are finicky and the walleye aren’t up for playing while we are there. This little gem will remain cloaked within its protective ridges until we can visit again.

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We travel hard this day and return to camp in time to enjoy yet another amazing sunset. Such an amazing place to experience nature at its finest. Evidence of an otter belly sliding across the snow gives life perspective here in this winter wonderland. And once again the sunset does not disappoint.

leave only footprints in the Boundary Waters and Piragis

make memories camping in the Boundary Waters in Winter and Summer

The final day brings good fishing and a personal best for our friend Lewis. We may make a Pike addict out of him yet. Many more trophies to catch/ photo/ release up here in the BWCA.

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The sleds are loaded tight and we are moving out. Planning to meet the guide at the portage for the final stretch home.

get packed for the boundary waters

At the top of the portage we get a glimpse of the frozen wilderness. Just one last pause to take it all in. Peaceful…

walk on water with Piragis and our Winter Camping Gear

book your guided winter camping trip today in the Boundary Waters

Many of the experiences cannot be put into words. They are real, visceral, and raw. They make us better for having them. Some painful, some pleasurable, all valuable. The time spent with close friends making memories in the wilderness devoid of the distractions life can provide. Our beloved Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the gateway to our refreshed souls, Summer or Winter!

leave only footprints from Boundary Waters Catalog Adventures

Find more information about booking a Guide for a trip like this or renting Winter Camping Gear Here.

David Hicks Piragis Guide
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