I had a chance to spend a day on the trail Monday with the Chris and Ingrid Evavold and Mike and Jennifer Stattelman families, who were winter camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness off the Gunflint Trail northwest of Grand Marais. They had gone in on Saturday morning, when the overnight low was 30 below zero. They hauled their gear over eight portages to Bat Lake and stayed through Monday morning.They caught several lake trout during the trip. Their kids ranged in age from 10 to 16.
I’m writing a story about their experience for Sunday’s Duluth News Tribune.