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Harry's Gang: I prefer a warm, dry camp

 

May 8, 2020

Now we can't camp overnight in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

I say it's no big deal, for now.

It's a ban lasting only until May 18. But who camps in early May except the diehards? It's too cold. The ice just went out, which means the water's cold. The air is cold. The ground is cold.

Sure, there are no mosquitoes, but it's been a rough spring. Even the neighborhood kids who set up their tent in the backyard last weekend came into the house about 10 p.m., mildly hypothermic.

In the Boundary Waters you don't have the option of crawling into your warm bed. You're stuck out ther...



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