I have gone camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness almost every February since I moved to Minnesota, fourteen years ago. With knee-deep snow and unrelenting wind gusting to 30 miles per hour, this year’s trip was by far the most challenging (even considering the year it got down to -30°F (that is the ambient temperature; the wind chill was more like -50°F).
After about a mile and a half of slogging through the snow, we finally gave up and made camp right in the wind by digging ourselves into a drift and building a wind wall with blocks of snow. Here is our campsite:
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There are more pictures from this year’s trip, and I’ve collected most of the pictures from my previous trips on Flickr.