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Wilderness Tripping - BWCA & Beyond New Topic Printer Friendly Version

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  Posted by: glendorado on Jan-16-13 8:56 AM (EST)
 

on where you're going to paddle in the BWCA. Strictly lakes ?? Rivers?? Long portages ?? Are both of you fit to drag a longer canoe for a 1-2 mile portage several times a day ?? I'm from MN & paddle there many times a year. I do mostly rivers, so a kayak is best for me. If I were going to do mostly lakes & portage a lot with two people, I would use a shorter, lighter canoe, maybe a 14' or 16' aluminum. Some of the portages in the BWCA take a LOT of effort. you should be able to pack everything you need in a 14' or 16'. Just make SURE you have everything you need for a 7 day trip. Once you venture out, you may not see another soul the entire trip. Self rescue skills are a MUST.

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