Paddling through Quetico

  • Article by: GREG BREINING , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 22, 2011 - 1:27 PM

Serenity and beauty greet paddlers in the Boundary Waters' 'wilder twin' in Ontario.

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ephrakerMay. 21, 1112:40 PM

This article brings up an important fact about camping in MN. The MN DNR and Forestry Service do a terrible job of maintaining our State Parks and State Forrests. Campground after campground is little more than a flat piece of land in a parking lot overlooking cars and RVs. How the people in charge of these amenities continue to be so inept is completely beyond me. Why on earth would someone travel for hours to get out of the city only to camp in a parking lot?! Have some common sense and make camping what it was intended and then perhaps we do not need to visit our neighbor to the North in order to really get away. And yes I know the state does not manage the BWCA.

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Taffe22May. 21, 11 9:47 PM

@ephraker - it would be great if people learned how to respect the outdoors, not dump their trash and clean up their campsite. It's lazy city folks who have know clue.

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ddellwoMay. 21, 11 9:52 PM

Sounds wonderful -- it would be a welcome escape from the summertime heat of Houston, Texas!

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carlbsMay. 22, 11 1:46 PM

One word of reverence. Poobah Lake. Black beaches of lava sand and lake trout. But don't tell anybody!

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obstakesMay. 22, 11 4:19 PM

I have great fish stories from Quetico that I will spare you, but suffice it to say that the area is worth exploring. I love it.

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StribGazetteMay. 22, 11 4:51 PM

This story makes me SO jealous!

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denanderMay. 22, 11 7:11 PM

The Canadians preserve nature, the US Commericalize it. I will never go back to the BWCA, I only go to Quetico. I wished you had not written this article!!

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parkthebusMay. 22, 11 8:52 PM

Shhh...the Quetiqwhat? There's no reason to go there, the BWCAW has everything you need! Seriously, the Quetico controls daily entry permits much better. Fewer people definitely equals a much better wilderness experience.

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gutshotMay. 23, 1111:46 AM

We paddled 30 miles over several days...WOW!!!!!!!!

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