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Erik and Adam discuss anything that has to do with the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on this fun and informative podcast. Their years of experience living on the Gunflint Trail and exploring the adjacent wilderness has led them to an intimate understanding of it's lakes, trails and campsites and look forward to sharing it with fellow outdoor enthusiast. They will chat about their favorite lakes, lend fishing advice and review individual BWCA campsites to let you know which ones to ai ...
 
Outdoorsman and theologian Tony Jones sits down with fascinating people who find transcendence in their outdoors experiences. Hunters and anglers, hikers and kayakers, talk about how they connect to the divine, and to themselves, as they pursue their passions. The conversations are at turns poignant and humorous, illuminating and inspiring. If your spirituality is connected to the outdoors, this is the podcast for you.
 
For over 45 years, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness has connected people, communities and the wilderness. Our purpose is to inspire more people to connect with the pristine beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and preserve this priceless place in perpetuity. The Friends work to protect the wilderness from toxic copper-sulfide mines, introduce a new generation to the wonders of canoe country and share recreational resources on canoeing, camping and hiking trips. For mo ...
 
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The ice fishing season for trout on inland lakes located entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness opens Saturday, Jan. 1.Stream trout and lake trout can be caught by anglers willing to brave the cold temperatures expected this weekend in the BWCA. The high temperature for the Mid-Gunflint Trail area on the opening day of the trout …
 
Episode 309 ~ January 13, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Volkswagen has a new minibus coming out that will be great for people that like to travel, camp and paddle. Vandals were at work in Big Bend National Park We have encroached on the grizzly, wolf and cougar’s territory. There is another predator out there that has been making it’s presence felt. T…
 
It’s all meat January and we’re talking about ski trail conditions, swapping dog parts, VO2 max, fish blood temperatures and the impending Stairway Portage upgrade. Subscribe: Patreon Spotify iTunes YouTube Stitcher Google Play Soundcloud Subreddit Contact: The Answering Machine: (218) 481-0649 Facebook tumblehomecast@gmail.com…
 
Episode 308 ~ January 6, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Sean spent five days winter camping in Algonquin Park Killarney Parks new site specific reservation system for the backcountry is now up If you are uncomfortable using an axe, you have to try the Kindling Cracker The One-Arm Freedom Canoe Paddle is giving paddling accessibility to people who only …
 
Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein are evolutionary biologists and co-authors of the provocative new book, "A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century." They talk with Tony about adaptation, getting ourselves into the future, what we've lost, seeing meat as something than more than a substance, how all microscopic things are not out to get us, cr…
 
The start of a new season for the WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast rolls in with a winter camping trip up the Gunflint Trail! Air temperatures reached 31-below zero during the trip to ring in 2022. Joining podcast hosts Joe Friedrichs and Matthew Baxley on the trip were Grand Marais residents Kaylan and Josh Dix. Lake trout were caught. A black wolf wa…
 
We are finally wrapping our epic end of the year series concerning your BWCA experiences from this past year. Thank you all for your input, cheers to 2022! Subscribe: Patreon Spotify iTunes YouTube Stitcher Google Play Soundcloud Subreddit Contact: The Answering Machine: (218) 481-0649 Facebook tumblehomecast@gmail.com…
 
Episode 307 ~ December 30, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics Last show of the year. A year in which we recorded our 300th episode. We decided we should look back and talk about some of our favourite episodes, topics, and themes. After 300 episodes, there were a few things we had forgotten about but there was one topic that stood out from all the rest. It …
 
You can try and trust us once again as we continue to read BW trip reports from this past year. Hop on in and see how she’s going by this week. Ashigan: For The Good Times!? Subscribe: Patreon Spotify iTunes YouTube Stitcher Google Play Soundcloud Subreddit Contact: The Answering Machine: (218) 481-0649 Facebook tumblehomecast@gmail.com…
 
The iconic portage between Duncan Lake and Rose Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will take on a new look in 2022 when two sets of wooden staircases will be replaced with stone steps. Stone used in the project will come from the land located between the lakes in the federally-designated wilderness area. Hand tools and other non-moto…
 
The collection of outfitters who provide assorted gear, canoes and guidance for the many visitors to the Boundary Waters each paddling season is a world full of hard work, long hours and repetition. It’s also a world of connection. And many of those connections are made by those who work for the outfitters on the edge of the wilderness. In the fina…
 
The northland has inspired some incredible children’s books that can plant that seed of adventure in a young person’s heart. We talk to four Minnesota authors and illustrators for a discussion on children’s books related to the Boundary Waters and northern Minnesota. They preview what they have created for the youngest BWCA lovers, and share their …
 
Back into the mailbag this week as we are still trying to recap listeners BWCA experiences from this past open water season but there are just too many distractions during these trying times; not in this economy. Subscribe: Patreon Spotify iTunes YouTube Stitcher Google Play Soundcloud Subreddit Contact: The Answering Machine: (218) 481-0649 Facebo…
 
How will climate change affect northeastern Minnesota? Dr. Lee Frelich discusses how ecological changes brought on by forest succession, species migration and warming waters will drastically transform the Boundary Waters. If you want to know what climate change will do to the wildlife, trees and vegetation of the BWCA, don’t miss this special episo…
 
It’s question of the year time once again and we’re recapping listeners open water experiences in the BWCA from the past year. Stay tuned for all of the festive surprises this episode has in store. Subscribe: Patreon Spotify iTunes YouTube Stitcher Google Play Soundcloud Subreddit Contact: The Answering Machine: (218) 481-0649 Facebook tumblehomeca…
 
Superior National Forest is home to the nation’s only US Forest Service Seaplane Base. Located on Shagwa Lake in Ely, the three USFS pilots stationed there fly deHavilland Beaver float planes and conduct a variety of missions throughout the Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The base has a long history with root…
 
Episode 304 ~ December 9, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics If you want to go to the Boundary Waters in the summer of 2022, you better be ready to get your permits as soon as possible. There are going to be less people allowed in the backcountry. A traditional raft rally held in Pakistan ended in Skardu with mixed emotions from the organisers What is goin…
 
Tony sits down with two novice hunters whom he's mentoring, Brandon Morton and Chris Knutson, and they discuss loading chapstick into a shotgun, getting asked to hunt by a 7-year-old, coming back to shore with an empty boat, the responsibilities of a carnivore, enjoying the slow progression of hunting, challenging hunting stereotypes, becoming a be…
 
Climate change isn’t just an environmental issue, it’s a public health issue. Human health and the health of the natural world are intricately linked together. Understanding these connections is increasingly important. Dr. Bill Rom, originally from Ely, Minnesota and now a research scientist at New York University’s School of Public Health, discuss…
 
Coming to you live during a blizzard in a shed in the middle of the Northwoods we’re talking BWCA quota reductions, end of the year music roundups and snowbird considerations. Subscribe: Patreon Spotify iTunes YouTube Stitcher Google Play Soundcloud Subreddit Contact: The Answering Machine: (218) 481-0649 Facebook tumblehomecast@gmail.com…
 
The number of people legally allowed to enter the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) for overnight camping trips from May through September will be reduced for the next paddling season. With permits in high demand during recent paddling seasons – particularly during the past two seasons amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – some canoeists …
 
Episode 303 ~ December 2, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics Wilderness tours is dropping their access fees in order to end a paddle battle Kayak ~ at the Vatican, the band, and on the moon of Titan ISA 2022 World Championship announcementBy SR
 
The season of giving thanks returns to the Boundary Waters as 2021 begins to wind down. To celebrate the season, WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast hosts Joe Friedrichs and Matthew Baxley returned to the ice on Thanksgiving Day. Ice fishing and ice skating were the means of entertainment on a windy and cold day in late November, with fish tacos for dinne…
 
It’s like Christmas every time you get out there and check those whitefish nets. Join us this week as we check the nets one more time and try to decide whether the smokers are packed enough to get us through the long winter. Happy Netting! Subscribe: Patreon Spotify iTunes YouTube Stitcher Google Play Soundcloud Subreddit Contact: The Answering Mac…
 
Episode 302 ~ November 25, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics Killarney Provincial Park is switching how you reserve a backcountry site starting in 2022 The Bartram Canoe Trail in Alabama is a trip you may want to add to your paddling list One man has taken it upon himself to start creating a 360 degree map view of Puget Sound’s shoreline, and it is more t…
 
Episode 301 ~ November 18, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics When something bad happens, you really see how the paddling community comes together like family Expedition AKOR update There are a couple contests you need to check out and what is happening with the paddling shows and events that occur each spring? John was excited about his finds until he fou…
 
Coinciding with the 2021 Glasgow Summit, we'll look at how climate change will affect the Boundary Waters and the broader ecosystem of northeastern Minnesota. In this episode, Dr. Steve Emerman, international expert on hydrology and geophysics digs deeply into how the two proposed copper-sulfide mines — PolyMet and Twin Metals — will exacerbate the…
 
Tony chats with his dear friend, Seth O'Donovan, about the goats she loves, her favorite herbs, having a contract with the animals she butchers, knowing your place in the process, finding brains in the freezer, loving queerness, being a housewife, submitting to the cycles, and the freedom that comes with submission.…
 
We are deep into autumn but in our appreciation for a new hobby it is a bright and sunny spring morning. The nets get tended this week as we learn about this under appreciated fish and method of trapping them. Happy Netting! Subscribe: Patreon Spotify iTunes YouTube Stitcher Google Play Soundcloud Subreddit Contact: The Answering Machine: (218) 481…
 
A tornado with wind speeds between 111-135 mph swept through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in October 2021, knocking down trees and making a popular hiking trail impassable in sections.The National Weather Service in Duluth confirmed Oct. 29 that a tornado did roll through the BWCA near Clearwater Lake on Oct. 10. The tornado reached an…
 
Episode 299 ~ November 4, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics Sean took a trip to the Canadian Museum of History and they have a lot of canoes there, and history It seems that ancient canoes are being discovered in the 1000+ year range lately, from Mexico to Wisconsin There is a book called Kayak Jack and the Five Treasures and this work of fiction has a do…
 
Victoria Loorz is the author of "Church of the Wild." After leaving the traditional (aka, "indoor") church, she started a church of the wild and went on to co-found Seminary of the Wild and the Wild Church Network. Victoria and Tony talk about being classmates at seminary, how to be a Christian and love the planet, re-wilding our spirituality, just…
 
Proposed copper-sulfide mining in northern Minnesota threatens some of the cleanest water in the country, including the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior. Over the past year, Friends of the Boundary Waters and our partners have won important legal challenges against PolyMet’s proposed toxic copper sulfide mine, which threatens to pollute Lake Super…
 
Michelle Kwan is a co-owner of Keefer Court Bakery in Minneapolis. Michelle is an avid fan of the BWCA. She makes as many trips to the wilderness as she can each year, including intentions of winter camping and canoe camping. The daughter of immigrants to the U.S., Michelle says she was introduced to the Boundary Waters by Wendy Paulsen, the sister…
 
Episode 298 ~ October 28, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics Scientists in Queensland are using canoes to help them find a solution to improving food security in the Pacific Development of the Northwest Native Canoe Center in Seattle is underway and it will include a Canoe Carving House The Moose Cree First Nation is working on preserving the North French …
 
We are making good on a promise for once this week and finally bringing that top 10 count down on BWCA trees to the table. It’s the kind of hard hitting content you specifically come to us for. Subscribe: Patreon Spotify iTunes YouTube Stitcher Google Play Soundcloud Subreddit Contact: The Answering Machine: (218) 481-0649 Facebook tumblehomecast@g…
 
The Biden administration recently announced it was requesting a 20-year ban on copper-sulfide mining on 225,000 acres of federal land surrounding the Boundary Waters. How will this impact conservation movement in the area and the future of America’s most popular Wilderness Area. We’ll hear directly from our legal experts, who offer background infor…
 
Episode 297 ~ October 21, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics While one man builds a canoe from old pianos, another group brought back a tradition of building a boat from moose hides John Van Barriger gives his last report from his 6 week Erie Canal kayak trip Is the death of paper media coming to the outdoor industry as more people turn to digital and want…
 
Sanjay Rawal is the filmmaker behind "Gather," a new documentary about a growing movement amongst Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities through obtaining sovereignty over their ancestral food systems. Tony and Sanjay discuss how Christopher Columbus was like Mark Zuckerberg, how killing one buffalo killed two Lakot…
 
It’s the good, bad and ugly from one of the best and worst months to be on the water in the BWCA. We get into what makes fall so memorable and your stories from the wilderness. Subscribe: Patreon Spotify iTunes YouTube Stitcher Google Play Soundcloud Subreddit Contact: The Answering Machine: (218) 481-0649 Facebook tumblehomecast@gmail.com…
 
Explore the link between clean water, the Boundary Waters, and Native American issues in this timely episode. Minnesota Senator Mary Kunesh and Representative Heather Keeler join Friends Executive Director Chris Knopf to talk about Indigenous Peoples' Day, clean water, and their experiences as Native women in the Minnesota legislature. Senator Kune…
 
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