Distance to Nearest Road: 14.3 miles
Cell Phone Coverage: No
Public Land: Yes, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Travel Method: Canoe
Travel Time One-Way: 2 days
Something We Learned: The Boundary Waters is a large and magnificent functioning northern ecosystem filled with mosaic forests perpetuated by fire and numerous lakes sculpted by past glacial activity. This natural region, shared by Canada and the U.S., has inspired and spawned generations of people who care about wilderness. We are the latest to be inspired.
We are working to precisely calculate and travel to the remotest locations in each of the 50 United States. We call this unique endeavor–Project Remote. Below is a written account of our 4-day canoeing expedition to document the Minnesota Remote Spot. This is our 12th state Remote Spot documented as part of Project Remote.
August 31, 2013. As we make our way deep into the center of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, on route to the remotest location in all of Minnesota, I get a mega wilderness buzz. There’s nothing like experiencing wilderness from a fine paddle craft. Many thanks to La Tourell’s outfitters for renting us a phenomenal Wenonah kevlar canoe for our 4-day/night paddling expedition to/from the Minnesota Remote Spot.