By Robert Beymer & Louis Dzierzka
With thousands of lakes and streams, over 1200 miles of canoe routes, 160 miles of portage trails, and 2000 campsites, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a true paddler’s paradise. Extending nearly 150 miles in northern Minnesota along the Canadian border, the wilderness area encompasses more than 1 million acres.
This Western Region edition of the classic two-volume guide describes 27 entry points in the western part of the BWCA Wilderness–those accessible near Ely from the Echo Trail, from the Fernberg road, and from State Highway 1. Trip descriptions include day-by-day paddling distances, portage tips, and difficulty ratings, and identify the appropriate water-resistant, topographic maps W.A. Fisher maps for each trip. Together, these books deliver everything a visitor needs for the experience of a lifetime.