Until you have heard the booming of the lake ice in the winter you can’t fully appreciate how our wilderness changes after everything freezes. The woods don’t feel as dense when the underbrush is gone, and as you move over or through the snow things invisible in summer become visible. Now you have the chance to see what the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) and Quetico Provincial Park look like in the winter and stay warm by the fire at the same time.
Adventure photographer Chris Gibbs will be giving a free presentation entitled “The BWCA and Quetico: Under a blanket of snow” at theDuluth Pack Store in Canal Park on Thursday, January 20th at 7:00 p.m. Chris is an outdoor photographer with a passion for the winter and the scenery the cold provides. He spent parts of three winters traveling on skis and snowshoes to capture the iconic canoe destinations seldom seen, now under a blanket of snow.
Listen and watch as he shares his stories and his photos of the great open water locations frozen over, or reduced to just a trickle by the sub-zero temperatures. Photos include the Lower Basswood Falls, Warrior Hill on Lac La Croix, and the Native American pictographs scattered throughout the region.
This should be a real experience for any Minnesotan who revels in our winter.
By: Brad Putney ( a good photographer in his own right!)