Wilderness Classroom-Exploring the Boreal Forest by Dogsled

This winter Amy, Fennel, and I are living on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near Ely, Minnesota. Can you find Ely, Minnesota and the Boundary Waters on a map? The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, or BWCAW, is a very special place. There are no roads or houses in the wilderness. Cars and other motorized vehicles are not allowed there. Over 1 million acres of pristine lakes, rivers, and boreal forest are protected in this wilderness area. In fact, the water is so clean that in the summer Amy and I often dip our cups right in the lakes when we are thirsty. There are very few places in the world where you can safely drink right out of the lake and it is something you should not try near your home.Read more here: http://www.wildernessclassroom.com/blog/updates/notes-from-the-trail/329-exploring-the-boreal-forest-by-dogsled.html

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