There were areas of the BWCA/Quetico that had suffered extreme high winds – result being downed trees crisscrossing everywhere…  one day we were running out of daylight and pulled up to camp on this island above…  come daylight we were rather taken aback that we were in the middle of a great many downed trees… On July 4th, 1999 there was a major windstorm in the BWCA that had excess winds of 90 MPH.  It impacted appx. 477,000 acres in the border area including 370,000 in the BWCA…  One person was killed and 60 injured within the park… it forever changed the wilderness area, (we noticed how it concentrated people into other areas) it increased huge forest fire risks, and brought many challenges to park managers and travelers alike…

close call

Mark 4:39        He (Jesus) got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet, Be Still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.


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