Author Archive | Peta Barrett

Winter Camping & Day trips 2019-2020

Check out our JOIN-ON hot-tenting trips! Aaaaah…WINTER! We couldn’t be more excited to share the unique solitude and beauty it brings to the Boundary Waters! Star-filled nights with moon-shadows on fresh snow. Crisp winter sunlight beaming down countless diamonds on the snow-covered trails ahead. Experience warm, cozy camping with Snowtrekker tents and portable wood stoves. […]

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2019 Canoe Season Was Fantastic!

Women’s Wilderness Discovery would like to thank all of you wonderful folks who put your trust in us this past summer of 2019! We love introducing (and sometimes reintroducing) women and families to this stunning, wild place season after season. Come on up to Ely, Minnesota again sometime soon. We’re ready to help you plan […]

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Summer 2020 Canoe Trips

JOIN-ON Women’s Canoe Trips  It’s never too early to book a fully outfitted/professionally guided 2020 Boundary Waters canoe camping adventure with Women’s Wilderness Discovery. For an incredibly reasonable $165 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 and […]

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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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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 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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