Slowfoot…More BWCA Thoughts

We get alone in the wilderness.  Words, pictures, memories and a couple of scars are imbedded in us. We are subtly changed. We find out who we really are and discuss who we are becoming. An early misty morning view brings out new yearnings inside us. One gets the feeling that the amount of beautyContinue reading “Slowfoot…More BWCA Thoughts”

Glimpse of a BWCAW Adventure

                    2014 Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Trip #59 for me. All seems well with the wilderness world on mornings like this. Our campsite is hidden in the pines on the far side of the picture. My first cast nailed a 28″ pike and the second cast hit a medium small-mouth bass. One can onlyContinue reading “Glimpse of a BWCAW Adventure”

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Wanderings

The wilderness calls often. I answer yes when I can. I send out an invitation e-mail to friends, family, and others who can one man carry a canoe and a pack over rough trail. I get e-mails back like “Yes, but when and where are we going? Can I catch a fish this time orContinue reading “Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Wanderings”

When Morning Comes

In this place the rhythms of nature seed a longing for the wild into senses of my life virtually undiscovered. The rapids storming into the lake a mile away, dozens of various song-birds and throaty frogs line the shores with an orchestrated sound menagerie. Two bald eagles chirping nearby at their nest and a distantContinue reading “When Morning Comes”

Wild Outdoor Adventures and Serious Fun

Nine of us embarked on a Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Trip a few days ago. Nine of us (thankfully) came back out a few days later. High winds, swamped canoes, physical ability questions and extremely rugged territory redefined our plans. It’s one thing to look at a map and plan your adventure; quite anotherContinue reading “Wild Outdoor Adventures and Serious Fun”

>Goin fishn…confessions by Gary Fultz

> ” I’m going fishing” It’s biblical you know…Peter said it a few days after Jesus was crucified. Personally I don’t need any excuse to make that kind of announcement in our house…Amen?    We all go fishing in one way or another. It’s no different  illustration for our lives than the old “Scavenger hunt”Continue reading “>Goin fishn…confessions by Gary Fultz”