Notes from the Trail

Each week Dave and Amy Freeman share there adventures in the Boundary Waters through Notes from the Trail.

The Wilderness is Coming to Life

Spring continues to unfold in the wilderness. We are seeing new animals and insects every day. The plants are changing quickly. The air and water temperatures continue to rise, and the days seem incredibly long. Everywhere we look, we see life emerging in the wilderness. Animals We continue to see many birds. Some birds are …

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The Canoe-Toboggan: Preparing for Spring

Amy, Dave and Tank heading across a lake with the Canoe-Toboggan. This week’s Notes from the Trail is about how we are adapting to the changing seasons. We have gotten our canoe and are waiting for the day we can paddle it. The sun feels more intense than it did just a month ago. I …

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Celebrating 6 Months in the Wilderness

On the Fall Equinox Amy and I paddled our 19 foot Wenonah canoe into the Wilderness. The leaves were just starting to turn colors. The smell of fall was in the air. Last week we celebrated the Spring Equinox and the halfway point in our Year in the Wilderness. Winter and spring are playing tug …

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Signs of Spring in the Boundary Waters

We have been seeing all sorts of signs of spring lately in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. This week I will tell you about all the seasonal changes we have been seeing out here. Are you seeing any signs of spring where you live? [contact-form-7 id=”9280″ title=”Question form”] The days are getting longer. Yesterday …

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Acorn’s Advice: Exercise is important for dogs and humans

Hello. This is Acorn, reporting this week’s Notes from the Trail to you. I am a veteran sled dog. I am 12 years old and I have raced on Frank Moe’s dogsled team for most of my life. I am a lead dog, which means I am very smart. I know all the commands. Sometimes …

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Following Animal Tracks in the Boundary Waters

Students voted last week to decide who should write our Notes from the Trail. Together you decided that we should take turns. The dogs should write some and the humans should write some. Since Tina wrote last week’s Notes from the Trail, it is the humans’ job this week. This is Dave and this week’s …

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