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... Bear Centre. After seeing so many bears in the wild and basically ******** myself about them and the danger they present, it was good to learn some more facts about these seemingly misunderstood creatures.
Apparently only the grizzly is aggressive with the other types being more scared of us than we are of them....though in Yellowstone we were sighting grizzlies so this news didn't really provide me ...
... in car feed.
Our destination being the town of Ely, which sits on the edge of an area called Boundary Waters, a series of lakes that are great for canoeing and spotting wildlife as well as serving as the border between the US and Canada.
It was in the high 50's when we arrived and raining, so no outdoor activities for us today. Headed off to the local steakhouse for some cow.
... Tara took to it all right away, and Glenn was a trooper, though not enjoying the muddy spots. Kevin, Carol, and Karl's experience guided us through the tough day which ended with setting up camp where we would stay four nights. The lake turned out to be nice for swimming and doing day trips, but not so good for fishing. Tara caught a Bass and Kevin a Walleye. Karl also caught a fish but ...
We caught TONS of giant smallmouth bass! The weather was decent, except for a couple of super windy days. We managed to avoid any bears or scary wildlife...just lots of chipmunks! As usual, the scenery was great. There's just something so cool about nature that's virtually untouched by man.
... hands on and staying up all night polluting the quiet wilderness that is the great outdoors. Bear Head is completely and utterly anything but. We stayed at a tent campsite, which includes the staples of any camp site; fire pit, picnic table and flat, boulder free ground to set your tent on. Our site was surrounded by ample greenery, enough to give each camper a sense of seclusion and privacy. Outhouses were but a 2 or 3 ...
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