Aaron the peacenik (paddle2paddle) wrote in northwoods,
Aaron the peacenik

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Water levels in the BWCA

Hello, new member here. It's not very busy, I see. That's too bad. I reluctantly live in the Twin Cities, but would much rather be up in the middle of the trees.

After being stuck in the Cities most of the summer, it looks like I'll actually get to make it up to the Boundary Waters. I am taking my step-father into the Stuart entry off the Echo Trail. So does anyone know what the water conditions are like right now? With the lack of snow last year and the drought conditions earlier I would imagine they're relatively low. It has been quite a while since I have gone into Stuart. Is anyone familiar with the river there and if we would have any problems with lower water levels?

Since our time is limited, the plan is to camp on Stuart Lake the first night, then go up to Iron and see Curtain and Rebecca Falls and either camp on western Iron or eastern Lac La Croix. The third day we will go down the Dahlgren river (which reminds me, anyone have any experience on this river? I've never been on it) to Stuart for our last night before leaving the way we came in. It is possible that we will go through Agness and Nina Moose and out the Moose river if one of us feels like hitching back to the car.

I will try to post some pictures after we get back too.

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i can't answer your questions, but i'd love to see the pictures when you get back. You get a real longing for the northland when you're stuck in the cities all summer, i know.
No - freakin' - kidding. I just need to be able to convince my fiance that I won't drop her camera in a lake so she'll let me take it along.
I'm over off the Sawbill Trail, and I know that our water levels have been low and are continuing that trend now. My guess is that it is the same throughout the wilderness area. best of luck!