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MN’s Boundary Waters: The Spirit of the Canoe Country
August 20 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm$1999
Minnesota’s Boundary Waters with Douglas Wood:
The Spirit of the Canoe Country
(Road Scholar® #21938RJ) – August 20-27, 2017
Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) and Ernest Oberholtzer (1884-1977) were two of America’s most influential conservationists, beloved nature writers and North Country icons. Join renowned author, musician and wilderness guide Douglas Wood as we examine their legacies, as well as Minnesota’s boundary waters. Discover the beauty of Minnesota’s North Shore, Burntside Lake, Voyageurs National Park and visit the International Wolf Center and North American Bear Center. As you paddle and hike, learn about the region’s geology, forests, plants and animals, and round out learning experiences with readings from Wood’s and Olson’s books.
- Led by celebrated author, musician, wilderness guide and personal friend, Douglas Wood, visit Sigurd Olson’s home, writing shack and cabin in the woods on Burntside Lake known as Listening Point, as well as Ernest Oberholtzer’s home on Mallard Island on Rainy Lake near Voyageurs National Park.
- During walks and day paddles, get close up looks at the flora and fauna of pine forests, waterfalls and lakes
- Enjoy a day-long boat trip down Rainy Lake to historic Kettle Falls Hotel on the U.S./Canada border, a hotel only accessible by boat or plane.
Participants need the ability to walk 2-3 miles a day and be able to go out for a 1-2 hour canoe paddle on flat water.