EP 5: Canoe, camp, hike, portage, repeat: find yourself in the subtle beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, MN with Steve Piragis
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Plug-in to unplug. This episode captures the tagline of the podcast.

Did you know that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in MN expands over a million acres and over 2 million acres when combined with the Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, making it one of the largest wilderness areas and the most visited?  

Explore all of the details shared in this podcast in the blog post.

There are over 1200 miles of canoe routes, over 2000 campsites spread over 1 million acres of wilderness.

In this episode, we chat with Steve Piragis, who moved to the small recreation town of Ely, MN in the 70s on a research project and has spent over 40 years guiding and helping people explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

We chat about so many things including: 

- what makes the Boundary Waters unique compared to other wilderness areas or backpacking trips 

- what the best times to visit are, learn the permitting process

- what to bring and what you can rent

- how has the wilderness area changed over the last 40 years and what it was like to take a canoe trip in the 70s and 80s

There is so much to see and explore in the BWCA, we hope that you find inspiration in this episode to take a trip up to the glacial lakes of Minnesota and feel the beauty of this wilderness first hand.

To get ready for your trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area visit us at TripOutside.com

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