Seven-Month BWCA Solo

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Gary on Birch Lake

Seven-Month BWCA Solo

ADVENTURER: Gary Fiedler

WHAT: 220 days and over 800 miles of solo travel in Quetico Provincial Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

HOW: Starting in March, and carrying 350-400 pounds of gear, Fiedler hauled his canoe atop a homemade toboggan onto the ice of Fall Lake near Ely, Minnesota. He wound up burning the toboggan for warmth. Seven months later, after 220 days, 811 miles of paddling, and 178 miles of portages (and five resupplies), he emerged from the wilderness with over 40,000 photos.

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