Traveling Ted has returned to Chicago from Quetico Provincial Park from a week long canoeing, camping, and fishing adventure travel experience. Voracious mosquitoes, high winds, and random downpours could not stop the Chicago Adventure Travel Examiner from exploring the deep dark depths of this remote Canadian wilderness.
On August 10 Traveling Ted and his father were towed with only their canoe and possessions to the southern border of Quetico Provincial Park thanks to Voyageur Canoe Outfitters. They then plunged 30 miles into the pristine wilderness of Canada with only a map and compass to guide them up through the rugged hinterlands. After the three day trek they spent three days in heaven before returning back to the park’s boundary and a return tow.
Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada abuts Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota. Together the whole area is referred to as the canoe country wilderness and is a vast tract of land and utopia for those that love to canoe, camp, and fish.
Before the trip, TT has written several articles about permits, border crossings, high fees, and checklists, but now he is ready to enfold the whole experience to Chicagoans and readers everywhere. If you like to live vicariously through others then this series of articles will be for you. Some people do not like to be harassed by hordes of mosquitoes, canoe while fighting huge windblown swells, and camping out in the rain in a tent, but enjoy reading about others that are harassed by hordes of mosquitoes while fighting huge windblown swells, and camping out in the rain in a tent.
This series will also be packed with information on how to canoe, camp, and fish in the canoe country wilderness. If you enjoy travel writing or need useful information about Quetico and the Boundary Waters then stay tuned.
I will write about every aspect of the trip from an exciting day catching northern pike to new technology in gauging the mosquito population. TT took 298 pictures of this beautiful wilderness and will share them with the armchair Chicago adventurer, so they feel like they were on board after the twenty or so columns that will generate from this website over the next month or two.
Lace up your LL Bean boots on and strap on your adventure travel hats (or at least put a capsurz on) and throw on a mosquito net and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime (or at least one for the summer).
If this is of interest please subscribe at the top bottom. Examiner will not sell your email and you will not get spam in your email box. Only one email will generate with a link for every article I write. I can also be followed on twitter, facebook, and if you are twitter savy then follow me with the hashtag of #ttinquetico.