We are just back from our first 8-day trip to the Boundary Waters, and for the most part loved it immensely. What a gorgeous place! Of course having been there once, we'd change some things the next time - like not starting from Moose Lake (where the outfitters was) and heading east during the busiest weeks of the year.
That noted, however, we really were shocked at the number of and behavior of some of those driving motor boats on Moose and Sucker Lakes. Perhaps this especially hit us as half our group were young teenagers, many of whom had little canoeing experience, and who several times were cut off by or almost run over by those driving these boats (including transport boats) at what seemed to be high rates of speeds.
What's the story behind this? I know there is a 25 hp limit on the lakes, but what about a speed limit, or some kind of courtesy policy? This IS a canoe area right? Shouldn't canoes have the right-of-way and wake curtailed in their vicinity (particularly at times of high canoe traffic?)? From what we observed, just the opposite was the case.