Author Archive | Peta Barrett

Sharing the wilderness with women—of any age

by Alissa Johnson Quetico Superior Wilderness News Last spring, wilderness guide Peta Barrett and a client walked across a portage in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Her client, a confident, fit woman in her mid-60s, carried the canoe. She had expressed some concerns about doing so but was game to try with Peta nearby. […]

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Our New Bunkhouse!

We are now offering a charming, cozy, two-story bunkhouse for your overnight stay in Ely the evening before departure into the Boundary Waters. Four twin beds and two twin bunk beds provide room for up to eight people (women’s group, family group, or mixed couples’ groups). Beds are complete with linens, pillow, and blanket. Towels […]

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Article in Star Tribune

OUTDOORS Currents: Peta Barrett, North Woods Wilderness Guide Peta Barrett, Women’s Wilderness Discovery By BOB TIMMONS , STAR TRIBUNE April 20, 2018 – 8:19 AM Today: Peta Barrett owns and operates Women’s Wilderness Discovery in Ely, outfitting and guiding canoe and hiking adventures in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The trips are year-round. Reading I […]

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Winter Camping & Day trips 2018-2019

WINTER upcoming 2018-2019 Aaaaah…winter. We couldn’t be more excited to share the unique solitude and beauty it brings to the BWCAW! Warm-tent camping with Snowtrekker tents and a cozy wood stove. Travel by traditional snowshoes, hauling gear by toboggan or pulk.  Embrace the season! Consider booking an overnight or day trip this coming winter.  It’s never too early to begin planning […]

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Summer 2018 Canoe Trips

SUMMER SEASON 2018! It’s never too early to book a fully outfitted/professionally guided 2018 Boundary Waters canoe camping adventure with Women’s Wilderness Discovery. For an incredibly reasonable $150 per day/per adult you’re covered with all trail gear, gourmet food, permit reservation & user fees, and your professional, knowledgeable guide! BWCAW entry permits are required & reservations for the […]

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Winter on Trail…

Deep winter in the boreal forest settles in with a stunning coat of pristine white, bundling the landscape in hushed magic. Here, caught up in crisp sunlight… there, below the pale glow of a full moon, winter’s coat glints the illusion of oh-so-many diamonds scattered about. Winter brings a unique clarity – a silence – to the wilds of […]

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What’s So Cool About a BWCA Canoe Trip?

Because it’s a myth-buster! It’s not brute strength… for women it’s teamwork and finesse, a CAN DO attitude with an open mind and a willing heart….And really great trail packing! Step aside guys, women can organize a load and hustle down a portage trail faster than you can figure out who’s carrying the fishing rods […]

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