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 Eastern Region edition of the classic two-volume guide has been fully updated by area journalist Louis Dzierzak, with full coverage of 50-plus entry points and routes. 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.
About the Author
Robert Beymer has been a frequent visitor to the Boundary Waters Cano Area Wilderness for the past 40 years, and was a canoe trip guide for seven summers at a private camp near Ely. He and his wife, Cheryl, have lived on the edge of the wilderness since 1984. Their home serves as a convenient starting point for day trips by canoe, as well as on foot, snowshoes, and cross-country skis. In addition to his two volume guide to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Bob has written three other books about the Quetico-Superior region of northeastern Minnesota and Ontario. His articles have appeared in numerous outdoor magazines, including Boundary Waters Journal, Silent Sports Magazine, Camping Journal, and Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine. When the muse screaming in his ear was too loud to ignore, Louis Dzierzak walked away from a successful advertising career to become a full-time freelance writer. He's written about issues and trends in outdoor recreation for over a decade. Lou firmly believes that paddling in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is the best way to recover from constant publishing deadlines.