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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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Ely woman blazes new trail in wilderness adventures

Women’s Wilderness Discovery offers year-round trips through the BWCA. Article from Minneapolis Star-Tribune, October 21, 2015 by Anna Pratt After owning a casting company for over a decade, Peta Barrett yearned to make the wilderness her “office.” Driven by her lifelong love of the outdoors, Barrett moved from her home of 35 years in northern Anoka […]

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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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Why I Guide Canoe Trips into the BWCA

I have always loved the outdoors! I grew up, not on wilderness camping, per se, but in a family who respected all of nature…the land, the waters, the animals, and proper management of these elements to protect our valuable resources. Growing up in a family of five kids, we did plenty of “car camping” when […]

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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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