Wednesday, December 28, 2011
We hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and wish you an even Happier New Year!
It is time to start planning for 2012. We can begin reserving Boundary Waters Permits on January 25, 2012 both online and on the phone. If you know your trip plans and dates, please let us know and we will take care of things for you. The Quetico Permits are available 5 months in advance of your trip departure date as always. However, new this year you can also reserve your Quetico Permit online at http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/reservations.html . You can still only reserve a permit 5 months in advance of your trip departure date, but what great news to be able to finally simplify the process.
It has been a warm November/December in the woods with less than normal snowfall. However, the lakes are freezing over now and I keep reminding myself that winter is still young! We do need the snow and moisture and it will come.
Johnse has been working on getting our Seagull website mobile friendly and changed the site navigation as well. You should be able to find our site easily on any mobile device. If you have any difficulties, please let us know so that we can fix the problem.
We will be updating 2012 rates shortly online. Check back for those changes.
In addition, our 2012 cabin availability is current online. Check the cabin navigation on our website for current openings for May-September.
As always, please email or call with any questions or trip ideas. We are always here to help you and look forward to another great 2012!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
We are nearly closed up at Seagull. I am in the process this week of moving my summer office into our house. It is a relaxing time of the season for us. Dave is busy trying to finish the upstairs of the garage so that we can soon add a pool table.
The Boundary Waters Permit Lottery System has been eliminated by the Forest Service. We happily accept that change. We can begin reserving Boundary Waters Permits on January 25, 2012 for the coming season. That should allow all of you plenty of time to make your plans. In addition, you can reserve your own permit at that time online at www.recreation.gov .
We finished with a very strong 2011 season thanks to all of our loyal as well as new canoe trip and cabin customers this summer. We are thinking about 2012 and will have our online cabin availability updated before Thanksgiving at http://www.seagulloutfitters.com/cabins.htm#availability .
I am soon taking a little break to meet my sister Lindy in DC along with my nephew Wylie. Wylie works in DC and will be our tour guide. It will be a huge change of both scenery and pace for me but one that I look forward to. As much as I dearly love the Northwoods, I also love to see other parts of the US and world.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
We had a great staff of young folks this summer and we couldn't offer the service and Seagull experience without them. Most of them are back in college now and some out of college and looking for their next opportunity. We are hoping to get some of them back to Seagull for the 2012 season.
Jake gave us a cd of some of his favorite summer photos that we will share with you all.
It reminds us why the canoe country is so special to you and ourselves as well and why we feel privileged to be here.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
On the brighter side, here is an article from MPR talking about the benefit of the fire to the moose population that you might enjoy.
Biologists say BWCA fire will help moose habitat
ELIZABETH DUNBAR, Minnesota Public Radio News
Published 03:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The mornings have been cool and crisp. It is 70 degrees at the moment. This morning Seagull Lake was like a mirror and paddlers had a great start to their trip as a result. In addition, the starry night sky has been incredible. Think about one last journey to the Northwoods before you get too busy.
We have started our reduced fall hours now and are open from 7am to 5pm daily. Some of our summer staff has gone back to college. We will be open for rentals through the month of September so there is still time!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
http://www.seagulloutfitters.com/pdf/fall.pdf for a Completely Outfitted Fall Color trip anywhere in the Boundary Waters! We hope to hear from you!!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Parties that camped there before them must also have had problems with "Charlene/Jimmy" as well because they explained someone had built a big livewell for the fish they caught and the snapper would roam around it from side to side trying to figure out how to get in. One party fed the turtle some sausage and it happily came close to them and ate the whole thing.
In the cold winters the Boundary Waters endures, these snapping turtles go deep down into the leaves and mud at the bottom of a lake and let themselves get cold. Their bodies get so cold that everything slows down and they no longer need to eat. Their heart slows down to beating once every few minutes. Because their bodies are running at such a slow speed, they do not need hardly any oxygen and they stop breathing through their lungs. They get the small amount of oxygen they need through water. It sinks in through some specialized skin cells that are just inside the tail opening. Snapping turtles can live like this for months.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The races were a great success benefitting a great cause! Thank you once again to the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department for all you do!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
This could be you! Become a frequent customer of ours by filling an opening this summer. We currently have a special package price going on in our Little Sag Cabin. This cabin is available July 16-22 for $199/Night with your choice of a 16' Lund boat with 25HP motor or canoe. It is a great time to head north and fish for walleye and smallmouth bass. Check out our Little Sag at the provided link above!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
We will update the blog as soon as we know more about the licensing situation.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
9. The rain can be a great excuse to stay in your tent or cabin and actually relax on your vacation. Catch up on some reading, play a game of cards, or just enjoy the company of those you are with.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
In addition to canoeing on Seagull and Saganaga, we had a complete turnover of cabins this past weekend as well as this upcoming weekend. Starting the 25th of this month we have two cabins opening up and would love to fill them. Our Alpine Cabin on Seagull is open the 25-29th and we are happy to rent this cabin out for two people with boat and motor included for $199/Night. Our Big Sag Cabin on Saganaga is available the 25-27th and we would be happy to rent this as well for $299/Night. This quote is the two person rate and also includes a 16' Lund with a 25HP motor. The fishing has been great on Sag, don't let this opportunity slip away!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Along with the crowds that have been coming through... the fish and wildlife have been flocking in large number as well. It is an ideal time to be fishing for both bass and walleye. We've had many great fishing reports from trips into Seagull, Saganaga and surrounding lakes.
The moose are also on the move. We had a couple employees that headed down to Grand Marais for groceries this morning and were fortunate enough to see six moose on the trail! Hope you have the same luck on your way up! We hope to see you this summer!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
I thought I would tease you all with some open water. These shots were taken on the walk to the mailbox today. It is GREAT to see open water. It is 60 degrees here in the woods today.