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Kiel Welk in Outdoors -

On the off hours and days, the Center encourages residents to take advantage of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Loaner canoes and paddles are available for sign-out. Swimming and canoeing are available on the Center's Pickett Lake which is bordered by bedrock ridges and outcroppings. The sauna on Pickett Lake is available two days a week. The surrounding forest, wetlands and glaciated ridges provide a wild, peaceful daily setting.

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Tonya Damron in Outdoors -

Each day I would wake up at sunrise, grab some coffee, jump in the car, crank up the music, roll down the windows and just drive. I absolutely loved not having a schedule, my cell phone having little service and traveling by myself. I find that when I travel it gives me a clear mind...

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Eric Lopez in Outdoors -

"...This is the home of "combat fishing" for sockeye salmon. Folks stand shoulder to shoulder attempting to cast a fly into the jaws of a willing salmon. Limit is 6 fish per person, per day for the hundreds of people lining the river daily at the peak of the run. Bears, however, are not beholden to quotas and are commonly in competition with their human counterparts. Interestingly enough, there are very few bad encounters and even fewer injuries..."

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Megan Maxwell in Outdoors -

Hi, I’m Megan, and I’m a long-distance hiker and outdoor travel blogger. I first got into backpacking during college on the Appalachian Trail. Upon graduation, I set out to hike the Appalachian Trail in its entirety from Georgia to Maine. Six months and 2,000 miles later, I completed my goal. My biggest outdoor endeavor was this past year when myself and a friend hiked the Great Himalaya Trail, an 800-mile walk across Nepal’s Himalaya range. The GH Trail is an up and coming hike that not many people have done. For one thing, it's difficult to navigate and unmarked. The elevation...

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Kiel Welk in Outdoors -

Here's how the weight will come right off:

1. Endless Paddling

"Calories don't count when you're on water" is a common cheat day excuse. Although, that may be more of a justification for hitting the buffet again on a cruise ship. In a canoe, however, it's pretty hard to stuff your face when both hands are holding a paddle.

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