Cabin Trips into the Boundary Waters and Superior Hiking Trail

This morning, a new session of 45 campers put canoes in the Seagull River and paddled off on their first trips of the summer into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness!

Each cabin group is going on a two-night/three-day trip (returning Friday afternoon) together to bond as a cabin group. Read more about each cabin trip and follow their group throughout the wilderness via their satellite pings!


This trip is led by Birchwood Wilderness Camp Counselors, Duke (left), and Puddin’ (right).

The young Toules adventurers will be enjoying a scenic paddle into our very own Gulf and Romance lakes after hiking to the north end of Birchwood’s property. After enjoying a day of paddling, they will set up tents around our fire ring on Birchwood property on Gulf Lake, a twenty-minute hike from camp. From there, they will base camp and enjoy activities like fishing, hiking, swimming, and chilling in hammocks.

Follow them on their adventure: (Birchwood 5)


This trip is led by Birchwood Counselors, Nairo (back right) and Ghost (back left).

These boys are going to paddle into Sagananga Lake with their sights set on American Point today, which is a decent paddle from camp. They plan to camp there tonight and then move camp on Thursday to Horseshoe Island where they’ll stay until they return to camp on Friday. There they can shop around for the perfect blueberry patches, hike around the island, and swap some ghost stories as Horseshoe Island is said to be haunted!

Follow them on their adventure: (Birchwood 3)


This trip is led by co-counselors Lobo (back left) and Frizzle (back right).

Raven is heading into Seagull Lake to enjoy the many islands and beautiful vistas. They plan to paddle into Alpine Lake and the rapids between Seagull and Alpine, which we can’t wait to hear all about upon their return! They’ve dubbed their group the Seagull Rapid Run!

Follow them on their adventure here: (Birchwood 7)


These adventurers are led by co-counselors Hemi (back right) and Gov (back left)!

Far + Away Cabin is aiming to complete the Alpine Loop! They’ll start by paddling into Seagull Lake today, where they will camp, and make a dash for Gold Island on Saganaga Lake on Thursday. If they can paddle through Alpine Lake and Red Rock Bay on Thursday then they can spend Friday chilling at their campsite until they paddle back to camp that afternoon.

Follow them on their adventure here: (Birchwood 6)


Bear Cabin (rawr!) is led by counselors Dragon (right) and Mac (left)!

The Bear Boys will be paddling into the northeastern arm of Saganaga Lake today! They’ll shop around for the perfect campsite and enjoy a clear sky overhead for some star mapping. On Thursday, they’ll paddle to Clark or perhaps Camper Island, whichever strikes their fancy, to make a new camp before heading home on Friday.

Follow them on their adventure here: (Birchwood 2)


Team Shang is led by counselors Nacho (right) and Hercules (held up like a fish)!

The Shang boys will be running the Granite River from Gunflint Lake all the way back to camp, which is a historical and classic trip in this area of the BWCA! The Granite River will spill them out onto the beautiful Lake Saganaga on Thursday afternoon where they will make camp before heading back to camp on Friday.

Follow them on their adventure here: (Birchwood 4)


Our senior leaders are guided by counselors Frosty (middle row, left) and Curby (front right)!

These gents are headed to the north shore of Lake Superior where they’ll hike the Superior Hiking Trail! They will begin at Pincushion in Grand Marais and hike down to the shores of Lake Superior where they’ll get to camp on the beach!

Follow them on their journey here: (Birchwood 1)

As our campers set their sights on adventure, let’s wish them calm waters and dry trails. May the fish be biting and their paddles be swift!

Happy Trails,

Ashley, Director

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