Useful Quetico Provincial Park
and the Boundary Waters
Canoe Trip Information.
On-site information for the Boundary Waters & Ouetico Provincial
Off-site Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, BWCA, BWCAW
Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Lottery, Availability, Reservations, Canoe Trip Planning Guide, Rules
Lots of good Boundary Waters Canoe Area information here.
National Forest - BWCAW (www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/superior/bwcaw/)
- Friends of
the Boundary Waters Wilderness (www.friends-bwca.org)
Waters Photo Gallery (inukshuk.godbdigital.com)
Blowdown An in depth study of the Blowdown area of July 4th, 1999
in the BWCA
"The first large swath of intense forest destruction occurred
while the storm was still west and northwest of Ely, MN about noon,
CDT. This first swath was approximately five miles wide and 25 miles
long (Fig. 3). There was a second damage swath in the Boundary Waters
Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). This began after the northern part
of the storm passed east of Ely and accelerated into a well-defined
bow-shaped echo, about 1230 p.m. CDT (1730 UTC). Moving through a
wilderness area, no wind speeds were measured. However, 478,000 acres
of forest, in a swath 12 miles by 30 miles, was leveled and completely
destroyed. Access to the area was blocked by tree trunks, many stripped
of their bark, blown into drifts 15 to 20 feet high. Twenty people
were injured, and had to be air-lifted to hospitals."
Off-site Quetico Provincial Park Information
Quetico Provincial Park in Winter???