That made my heartrate jump to an almost uncharted rate…
This is part two in my Bear Head Lake State Park, Ely, Minnesota series.
Late August and the weather was beautiful on Bear Head Lake State Park located just to the west of Ely Minnesota.
The ice on the lake was gone and I waited for the days to clear.
I recently found this blogger. His goal and adventures to paddle at least one paddle in each of the 50 states is an impressive goal. His wrap up at the end of each of adventures is very informative. Environmentally progressive. A thrill to read.
(State #34/50) Shane and I laid in the tent at 7 a.m., trying to sleep through the passing roar of eighteen-wheelers — turns out the country road we had pitched by wasn’t as lonely as I had hoped. We heard the sound of a vehicle pulling off the highway and crunch of gravel as the wheels drew near. “Ah-ohh,” said Shane. The engine cut, a car door opened and a voice called out in that distinct Minnesotan accent, “Sheriff’s Deputy here, step out of the tent please.” Perfect, I thought.
Unzipping the tent, we emerged to a cloudy morning and a man in uniform. After we learned we couldn’t camp there, the officer asked what my Texas plates were doing all the way up in Minnesota. I explained. “All fifty? Well, oh boy, gee, what-a deal.” said the officer, if only in my imagination. But, Captain Hoppe…
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Our Sept 2017 BWCAW trip in Northern Minnesota