Piragis Northwoods Outfitters
Boundary Waters Canoe Trips
105 North Central Avenue
Ely, Minnesota 55731

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Art in the Boundary Waters Guided Canoe Trip with artist Brent Spink
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Boundary Waters guided trip Howling with the Wolves Piragis Northwoods Company.  Howling wolves in the wilderness and visits to the acclaimed International Wolf Center in Ely Minnesota highlight this wild canoe camping adventure.

Howling with the Wolves Boundary Waters Canoe Camping Trip

Trip Dates: August 22 - 28, 2015

Call Drew Brockett or Adam Macht

Trip Cost: $1195 (+ tax)
1 day at International Wolf Center, 5 days paddling, 4 nights camping
First, Second and Last Night hotel room in Ely:

Please Note: Final payment for our guided group trips is due 30 days before the trip begins.

The Boundary Waters Wilderness has been home to wolves since the retreat of the glaciers. From your campsites, you can still hear wolves lonely howls or catch a glimpse of one along the lakeshore or portage. We’ll start our week by studying captive wolves at the International Wolf Center and visit sites where wild wolves are known to rendezvous.

Our 5-day canoe trip in the wilderness puts us in intimate contact with the wolves’ habitat, where signs of their presence are common. We’ll paddle through wild country where man is just a visitor. We’ll camp on lakes where visitors are rare and with some luck we’ll hear or maybe even see a wolf. If wolves fascinate you please call and join us in wolf country. 1-800-223-6565.

Boundary Waters guided trip Howling with the Wolves Piragis Northwoods Company.  Howling wolves in the wilderness and visits to the acclaimed International Wolf Center in Ely Minnesota highlight this wild canoe camping adventure.

August and September are great times of the year to hear the haunting howl of a timber wolf, because the pups born earlier in the year are eager to test their newly developed vocal cords!

We’ll enjoy an afternoon spent at the world renowned International Wolf Center in Ely, followed by an evening spent howling for wild wolves that range near our hometown. The International Wolf Center is more of an experience than a place. The historical and natural history of canis lupis is detailed for all ages and the educational displays could only be rivaled by real wolves. That’s the best part of our first day, because there are live wolves that make the center their home. In the protected grounds that surround the International Wolf Center, a group of wolves live in a habitat that duplicates their natural environment to the last detail. We’ll have the opportunity to observe them.

After our day of discovery, our evening of howling will get us into the mood for our canoe trip. We’ll depart the following morning into the wilderness of the wolf. This is a favorite time of year for canoe camping; moose are gravitating to the cooler waters, biting insects` are few, wildlife in general is more active day and night, and the weather couldn’t be more inviting.

Heading into the woods and keeping our eyes and ears open, we’ll try to travel where we have the best opportunities to hear wolves. Our route may include sitings of waterfalls, pictographs and perhaps even floating bogs. It will take us up close to the flora and fauna that make the Boundary Waters Canoe Area such an interesting place to travel.

Our days will present opportunities for hiking, fishing if you like, and relaxation. With each bend in the river and each new lake we encounter, the natural habitat varies and so will our experiences. You’ll want to bring a camera to capture the magnificent Bald Eagle, the sultry Common Loon, and the industrious beaver. We can’t guarantee moose or timberwolf, but we will guarantee a great adventure!

Your trip includes lodging for three nights in Ely.

Items you should bring:

Two pair of pants (nylon or quick dry)
Two shirts (nylon/ fleece/ poly) 
Three pair of underwear
Shorts and T-shirt
Multiple pair of appropriate socks 
Good rain gear (essential for a good time)
Wet boots (sandals (Keens)/ swampers/ chota quetico trekker)  
Dry boots (tennis shoes/ camp shoes)
Hat with a wide brim or visor for sun protection
Headlamp w/ batteries
Headnet for bugs
  Accessories/ Personal Gear
Sunscreen and lipbalm
Toiletries (personal items, ect.) 
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Insect repellent
Sunglasses and lanyard    
Camera and film
Reading material and playing cards
Flashlight w/ extra batteries
Map and compass
Pocket knife and /or multitool 
Fishing rods, tackle, fillet knife

Additional Spring & Fall Gear:
* Gloves (fleece and/ or neoprene)
* Medium/ Heavy Weight Long Underwear
* Warmer Jacket, Fleece & Hat
* Rubber Boots/ Chota Boots

Items included with complete outfitting trips:
* Canoe and Kayak
* Paddles
* Life Vest
* Tent (easy to assemble)
* Lightweight Tarp
* Boat Tape
* Toilet Paper
* Granite Gear Portage Pack
* Cook Kit / Coffee Pot
* Stove w/ Fuel
* Pots w/ Covers
* Fry Pan/ Griddle
* Utensils
* Cup & Bowl
* Food & Spices
Biodegradable Soap
* First Aid Kit
* Water Filter
* Matches & Waterproof Container
* Bear Confounder (keeps your food safe)
* Pack Saw
* Folding Bucket
* Pot Scrubber
* Nalgene drinking bottle
* Cook Grate & Shovel (Quetico only)
* Packable Towel
* 30-40 F Sleeping Bag
* Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
* Pack Pillow
* Crazy Creek Chair

Call Drew Brockett or Adam Macht

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