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Wintering in the Wilderness with Amy Freeman - Shared screen with speaker view
Save the BWCA
10:25
We’ve got people logging on
Save the BWCA
10:28
Sam, say hello
Sam Chadwick, Save the Boundary Waters
11:54
Welcome! We are waiting as folks log on
Bonnie Reimann
12:03
We are muted and video off, correct?
Gary Cobus
12:22
Tank says Hello, Am,y!
Lara Foley
12:49
Will this be recorded so we can watch later too?
Julia Brunet
13:21
Ottawa, Canada
Corie McKibben
13:29
Ely MN
Ann Beane
13:29
I’ve long wanted to ask how Save the Boundary Waters, Friends of the Boundary Waters and Water Legacy communicate and/or collaborate with each other. Thanks! Just watched a Water Legacy program a couple of days ago :)
Jennifer Meyer
13:29
Hi I am Jenny I live in Tomah Wi
DANIEL VOGEL
13:38
Saint Paul traditional Dakota lands
Bonnie Reimann
13:38
Hello I’m from Eagan, Minnesota! Favorite BWCA is out of the Gunflint!
Mark Lansink
13:47
Garage Logic, MN
Dan McMahill
13:49
Watching from Georgia but wishing I were in the north woods right now.
Gary Cobus
13:51
Saint Michael, Minnesota
Vicki Lant-Baird
13:53
We’re watching from South Carolina
Nancy Franz
13:54
hello from Ames, IA. Love everything Sig O and my many adventures in the BWCAW
Beth Davis
13:55
colorado - canoed there 3 times so far
Chris Vigneri
14:04
Hi this is Chris and Nicole Vigneri! we went dogsledding with Amy last winter! we are in Maryland
Bob Weber
14:06
I am Bob Weber. I have done a lot of dog sledding in the boundary waters. One trip had Dave Freeman as a guide.
Sarah Jerde
14:07
I am watching from Rochester, MN with my six year old daughter and four year old son.
Jake Margerum
14:11
Hello from Philadelphia.
Kate Zak
14:12
Kate from IL, love padding out of Sawbill Canow
Dave Parks
14:15
Dave from Salina, KS. Have taken Boy Scouts to the BWCA and my family for the last 20 years.
douglasmichalek
14:18
Milwaukee WI
Mikaela Tunell
14:20
from Woodbury Minnesota, I have camped in the BWCA a few times!
Catie Madison
14:22
watching from St. Paul! :)
Kate Zak
14:26
sawbill canoe outfitters
nick zdon
14:30
St Paul, MN. Did Trail’s End to Ely with a couple open water swimmers last year.
Barbara Platnick
14:32
Hello from the Gunflint Trail. Happy to be hear Amy!
Jennifer Meyer
14:32
I love the BWCA. Had aQuetico trip planned this fall but of course it was cancelled
Ann Beane
14:36
Hi Amy! Ann Beane from ULCH church!
Mark Lansink
14:38
Been going to the BWCA since 1990. THE most precious and prized trip and resource in MN
Randall Miller
14:44
From Goshen Indiana. I generally get to the BW or Quetico every other year for the last 20 some years.
Emma Melling
14:49
Hi! I'm watching from Inver Grove Heights, MN. I lived on the Gunflint Trail for 15 months last year and worked as a trail guide in the BWCA!
Richard Dodge
14:55
Richard & Pam Dodge watching from Appleton, WI
Amy Freeman
15:04
Hello from Ely, MN!
Jo Winkler-Bley
15:04
Hi, Jo here from Madison Wisconsin. Have been there many times as have our kids who are adults now and still love to go. Gun Lake up by the border is a favorite
Lucy Harvey
15:06
Watching from Wausau WI. Amazed by the Freemans' stamina and energy.
Jim Kotz
15:08
Hi, I am from Rosemount, Minnesota! Winter or summer, I love the BWCAW!
Carol Morgen
15:12
Hi Amy! Watching from Grand Marais!
Delores Dunham
15:14
Delores Dunham, Marshalltown, IA. Love the Boundary Waters in all seasons. Hope to make it again this February.
Matt Huang
15:21
From Medina, Minnesota. Have been BW for years. Average 2-3 a year
David Knudsen
15:24
Watching from Perham MN. 40+ trips into the BWCAW. How do you pick a favorite? Perhaps down the Horse River to the falls and pictos. Perhaps the cliff of LLC and those pictos, too.
Bruce Beiersdorf
15:26
Bruce Beiersdorf in Wheaton IL. I’ve done about 15 trips in BWCA
Jeff Chandler
15:29
Jeff Chandler joining from Bainbridge Island, WA (Suquamish land)
Bob Nelsen
15:57
Bob from Fitchburg, WI
Phyllis Christensen
16:02
Watching in Central Wisconsin.
Peggy Roeske
16:09
Peggy Roeske from White Bear Lake - I've never been to the Boundary Waters but I'm probably so old that I'll never make it.
Carol Morgen
16:37
Hi Phyllis!
Mark Epstein
16:43
Hi from Evanston, Illinois. Amy was our amazing guide for mushing in 2010. Built a Quinzee too.
Linda Wilford
16:50
Hi from Woodbury, Mn. 🛶🌲
Phyllis Christensen
17:06
Good to 'see' you Carol!
Phil Ermer
17:09
I'm watching from Corvallis Oregon but grew up in Grand Forks. Been to BW on 20+ trips mostly around Ely.
Christine Barta
17:33
Hello, from Ames, Iowa here. Been in BWCA 3 or 4 times out of Ely, but was many years ago. Hoping to go again this summer. Chris Barta
Sam Chadwick, Save the Boundary Waters
18:15
Thanks for you Question, Ann, I’m compiling a bunch for near the end. We do work with those groups and many others, especially through the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, an umbrella organization many conservation groups participate through.
David Knudsen
20:33
Watching from Perham MN. 40+ trips into the BWCAW. Favorite? Perhaps down the Horse River to the falls and Crooked Lk pictos. Perhaps the cliffs of LLC and those pictos, too.
Dave Reichert
21:35
Watching from north of Madison WI. First trip to BW was in 1976. Been back many, many times.
Mary FERNSTRUM
36:32
This is the only way I have seen the BW. Dog sledding out of Wintergreen in Ely for a week. Life changing.
Sam Chadwick, Save the Boundary Waters
46:08
hardy har har
Save the BWCA
47:22
Remember sitting next to people?!
douglasmichalek
51:08
What year did you go?
Lili Colby
53:24
LOVE TANK!
Lucy Harvey
55:56
FYI. I have been lobbying the Wisconsin Senators to vote AGAINST mining in the BWCA.
Sam Chadwick, Save the Boundary Waters
56:10
thank you Lucy!
Sam Chadwick, Save the Boundary Waters
57:01
If you have questions for Amy, you can use the “Q&A” button on Zoom and we will get to many of those
Lucy Harvey
57:16
Who helped you plan your trip?
Ann Beane
58:39
The water research data was part of a particular study? Through who?
C Chandler
01:00:20
It’s so fun to hear these stories again Amy!
Save the BWCA
01:01:17
Link to a Year in the Wilderness expedition: https://share.garmin.com/FreemanExplore
Julia Brunet
01:03:20
Any other wildlife incidents?
Judy Jerde
01:06:28
Fun to hear your story after reading your book! I’m watching from White Bear Lake MN. We’ve been in the BW many times. Our last trip was with our five year old granddaughter in 2019 and hope to take our grandsons when they are five.
McKayla Bull
01:08:15
miami!!!
Jennifer Meyer
01:08:22
Thank you so much for this!
Lili Colby
01:08:32
Plymouth, MA
Mary Perner
01:10:55
Hi. My family is from WI. My brother canoed the Boundary Waters and since then I've been a supporter. Unfortunately, I missed the first part of your Zoom presentation. Will this be recorded? Will I have another chance to see enjoy this?
Tom Haller
01:11:08
western Mass 2 trips to the BWCAW Great call!
Save the BWCA
01:11:39
Buy the book here: https://milkweed.org/book/a-year-in-the-wilderness
Save the BWCA
01:12:39
Watch the mini-documentary about A Year in the Wilderness here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk2jGn4OL94
Save the BWCA
01:13:59
You can also rewatch this presentation on the Save the Boundary Waters Facebook page.
Vicki Lant-Baird
01:14:42
Thank you, Amy
Jake Margerum
01:15:46
Thanks for a fine presentation. I wish you and Dave well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Erin Bernau
01:16:21
Thank you we really enjoyed this!
Dan McMahill
01:17:29
Thanks Amy. I followed your year in the wilderness via social media the whole time and really enjoyed hearing you talk about it.
Barbara Platnick
01:17:34
Many thanks!