Minnesota’s Boundary Waters with Douglas Wood: The Spirit of the Canoe Country
Aug 6 – Aug 13, 2017
Aug 20 – Aug 27, 2017
Sep 10 – Sep 17, 2017
Doug will be guiding three Road Scholar Minnesota’s Boundary Waters with Douglas Wood: The Spirit of the Canoe Country trips in 2017.
Day walks and moonlight paddles, loon calls and water falls, a chance to be immersed in a true North Woods wilderness, with a guide that knows the flora and fauna, geology and geography intimately, and has written of it movingly. Doug is one of the North Country’s most experienced and most sensitive guides.
Learn the stories of Sigurd Olson and Ernest Oberholzter, icons of US conservation efforts. Explore their legacies as you canoe, hike and boat in Minnesota’s famed boundary waters.
Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) and Ernest Oberholtzer (1884-1977) were two of America’s most influential conservationists, beloved nature writers and North Country icons. Join renowned author, musician and wilderness guide Douglas Wood as we examine their legacies, as well as Minnesota’s boundary waters. Discover the beauty of Minnesota’s North Shore, Burntside Lake, Voyageurs National Park and visit the International Wolf Center and North American Bear Center. As you paddle and hike, learn about the region’s geology, forests, plants and animals, and round out learning experiences with readings from Wood’s and Olson’s books.
Coordinated by Audubon Center of the North Woods and Road Scholar.