This week have a wide variety of trips! Fishing, Paddling, Hiking! The first trip left on Monday and the fourth trip left this morning (Wednesday). Everybody will return on Friday afternoon to share their tales from the trails but we won’t leave you hanging that long! Keep reading to discover which adventures our Birchwood boys have set out for this week.
VOYAGEUR HIGHWAY – 5 DAY
This trip is lead by Birchwood counselors, Gov’ner aka John (back middle) and Splinter aka Frank (right) with Senior Leadership Camper, Emmet (front row, second from right)!
This group was dropped off in Ely, MN with the task of paddling back to camp along the Canadian border! Roughly 50 miles, this route was a traditional trade route of the French-Canadian Voyageurs. This is a trip with two large lakes (Knife Lake and Saganaga) and many small intimate lakes strung together by small portages. The longest portage, Monument Portage (75 rods), is a great spot to take a photo with one foot on the US side of the border marker and one foot on the Canadian side.
Follow them on their adventure: https://share.garmin.com/65CZR (Birchwood 1)
Rose Lake – 4 DAY
This trip is lead by co-counselors Divo aka Kiyan (front left) and Nemo aka Sebastian (middle right) with Senior Leadership Camper, Grant (left).
Ahhh Rose Lake, perhaps *the* most coveted lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Perhaps it’s the Canadian bluffs along the northeastern shore or the Rat Lake Bluffs along the southwestern shore or the beautiful cedar trees blanketing campsites or the legendary Stairway Portage along Rose Falls that make Rose Lake so special…either way, our Birchwood boys are in for a treat!
Follow them on their adventure here: https://share.garmin.com/XXT8Z (Birchwood 5)
Superior Hiking Trekkers – 4 DAY
This trip is lead by co-counselors Dragon aka Max (fourth from the left) and Casio aka Jacob (third from the right) with Senior Leadership Campers, Drew and Wyatt (left)!
They are headed to the north shore of Lake Superior to begin hiking a portion of the Superior Hiking Trail beginning with the beautiful Oberg Mountain! They plan on hiking up the north shore of Superior to rendezvous with the 3-day hiking group on Friday!
Follow them on their adventure here: https://share.garmin.com/GXMPD (Birchwood 2)
Eddie Falls Expedition – 4 DAY
These boys are guided by counselors Kumu aka Robert (left) and Nacho aka Jack (right) with Senior Leadership Camper, Rafael (back right)!
This group paddled off into the morning sun for an out-and-back paddling adventure to the scenic Eddie Falls! This chain of waterfalls is perfect for scrambling along the rocks in search of the perfect waterfall to receive a back massage from!
Follow them on their journey here: https://share.garmin.com/N4V2F (Birchwood 4)
SUPERIOR HIKING – 3 DAY
This trip is lead by co-counselors Coach aka Josh (back right) and Archie aka McRae (back left) with Senior Leadership Camper, Ethan (front right)!
They are headed to the north shore of Lake Superior to begin hiking a portion of the Superior Hiking Trail! They have their sights set on hiking down the shore of superior to rendezvous with the 4-day hiking group along the north shore on Friday!
Follow them on their journey here: https://share.garmin.com/N4V2F (Birchwood 6)
GRANITE RIVER RAPIDS – 3 DAY
This trip is lead by counselors Gatsby aka Dylan (back left) and Cap aka Nate (back left second in) with Senior Leadership Camper, Puddin’ aka Ryan (back right)!
These young men are in for an extra special trip that Birchwood has loved since 1968 – the Granite River Trip! This 3-day trip will be paddling from Gunflint Lake, down the Granite River, and back to camp through Saganaga. The Granite River is a staple trip here at Birchwood!
Follow them on their journey here: https://share.garmin.com/N4V2F (Birchwood 3)
As our campers set their sights on adventure this week, let’s wish them abundant fishing and clear skies! May the nights be cool and the bugs be few!