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Q: I’m planning a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in late June. All the trips that I have read about discuss canoes; I’ve find nothing about kayak trips. I have two sea kayaks and plan on kayaking the BWCAW for about nine days. Do you…