Thanks to kknuth and all that helped make this trail a reality
Koochiching County Courthouse
International Falls, Minnesota
International Falls Murals
by Bruce Trask
St. Thomas Aquinas
Founded in 1905
International Falls, MN
The TMAT starts at the Canadian Border a few miles into Canada.
I didn't bring my passport so I enjoyed Boundary Water Nation Park and International Falls
The TMAT is over 1200 miles long and stretches across Minnesota.
The ride report is the Eastern TMAT Route
Free State Highway Map
Wisconsin - http://www.travelwisconsin.com/order-guides
Iowa - http://www.traveliowa.com/travelGuide
Last edited by BeerTeam; 02-08-2014 at 11:30 PM.
10 Buck camping
Voyageurs National Park
International Falls, Mn
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW or BWCA),
is a 1,090,000-acre wilderness area within the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota.
The BWCAW is famous as a destination for both canoeing and fishing on its many lakes
and is the most visited wilderness in the United States.
The BWCAW is located on the U.S./Canadian border in the Arrowhead Region of Minnesota.
Along with Voyageurs National Park to the west
and the Canadian Quetico and La Verendrye Provincial Parks to the north,
they make up a large area of contiguous wilderness lakes and forests
called the "Quetico-Superior country",
or simply the Boundary Waters.
Lake Superior lies to the east of the Boundary Waters.
The continental divide between the Great Lakes and Hudson Bay watersheds
runs through the east side of the BWCAW,
The BWCAW is typically split up into a eastern and western regions.
The eastern region includes the Gunflint Trail,
a historic road which runs near the Canadian border from Lake Superior at Grand Marais
to its terminus in the heart of the wilderness some 55 miles inland, near Saganaga, Seagull and other entry points.
Other entry points in this region are accessed via the Sawbill Trail,
a 30 mile road from Lake Superior at Tofte and which terminates at Sawbill Lake.
The western region is primarily accessed through the town of Ely.
Entry points are scattered all over the area, including along the Fernberg Road, which runs east from Ely for approximately 20 miles before terminating at the Lake One entry point.
The Echo Trail provides access to entry points northwest of Ely, and Highway 1 runs toward Lake Superior and provides access to other areas of the wilderness.
- See more at: http://www.friends-bwca.org/visit/bw....2OArrVGP.dpuf
Last edited by BeerTeam; 01-11-2014 at 01:51 AM.
Town Road 161
South of International Falls
I wouldn't try Town Road 161 by yourself in muddy season
You are in the middle of nowhere
on the way to nowhere
Arrowhead Trail near Ash Lake
(Camp 90 Road to Sheep Ranch Road )
Crane Lake, Minnesota: Voyageur Statue
This statue is 15 feet tall.
Built in 1959,
it pays tribute to the bearded, buckskin-wearing French paddlers
that explored the region.
finally getting the hang of taking pictures aren't you
Always a treat to view your reports.
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The Pioneer Mine headframe
Ely ( EE-lee)
Ely is the largest "jumping off" town for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
The BWCAW is renowned as a destination for both canoeing and fishing on its many lakes,
and is one of the most visited wilderness in the United States.
With extensive outfitting and other services,
Ely can credibly be claimed to do the most wilderness canoe outfitting of any small town
The wilderness area has 1,000 miles of canoe trails but be prepared to portage a bit