Boundary Waters Canoe Area

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There Is A Lot Happening at DOI Right Now

A Bundy-esque BLM leader, an office building shared with oil companies, and now a solicitor borrowed from Koch Industries…what does this all add up to?

Wes Siler
Sep 26, 2019

The Uncertain Future of the Boundary Waters

At 1.1 million acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the largest and most popular backcountry destinations in the U.S. and a longtime proving ground for adventurers. But now the region is facing the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining. Stephanie Pearson paddles into the wild.

Stephanie Pearson
May 20, 2019

The Sky Is Burning

A rare convergence of events turned a wildfire in the Boundary Waters into a massive burn. Two campers were right in its path.

Aug 14, 2018

Eric Larsen's Winter Favorites

The pro traveler needs cutting-edge survival gear as he explorers the farthest reaches of the planet. And his favorite place to play might surprise you. (Hint: It’s in the Midwest.)

Bob Parks
Nov 10, 2014

Vacation Homes: Buy Low, Sell Never

There's at least one major upside to the bursting of the real-estate bubble: The kind of adventure-ready second home you've always dreamed about is suddenly within reach. From mountain retreats to lakefront outposts to slopeside condos, here's your primer on where to invest for the long haul.

Larry Olmsted
Feb 16, 2010