Fall Trips

Moderator: satchmoa


Re: Fall Trips

Postby finnbay » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:05 am

Extremes in weather. I've been out that time of year when it's been 85, and I've been temporarily iced in some mornings. I've seen incredibly beautiful days and have also seen 14 inches of snow. Typically cool, average daytime highs will be in the low 50's to middle 60's. Nightime will often bring freezing temps in the middle 20's to mid 40's.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

http://www.snottymoose.com
User avatar
finnbay
Moderator
 
Posts: 708
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:17 pm
Location: Babbitt, Mn

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Fall Trips

Postby ClearwaterCanoe » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:21 am

The permit reservation requirement ends 9/30. Starting 10/1 you just pick up a day permit at any entry point and use this for an overnight trip. October weather can be beautiful but consider two things, weather and isolation. Prepare for bad and cold weather and hope for warm and mild. Be prepared to not see many people or anyone. It is also hunting season for various animals so you might want to check that out for the area you are considering.

Clearwater Canoe Outfitters
www.clearwateroutfitters.com
ClearwaterCanoe
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 10:38 am

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Fall Trips

Postby finnbay » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:06 pm

Another reminder about mid-October weather. Here's a shot down my driveway this morning - October 10,2009:

Image
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

http://www.snottymoose.com
User avatar
finnbay
Moderator
 
Posts: 708
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:17 pm
Location: Babbitt, Mn

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Fall Trips

Postby moon_vulture23 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:57 am

A few friends and I are planning on heading up from the 17th through the 20th of October. Do we need to worry about being frozen in, or would it probably be just a morning freeze if it does?
Study Nature, Love Nature, Stay close to Nature it will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

http://www.artbistro.com/member/moon_vulture12
User avatar
moon_vulture23
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:38 pm
Location: Rochester, MN

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Fall Trips

Postby finnbay » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:10 pm

Probably just a morning freeze. MOST of the time, the permanent freeze doesn't happen until the middle of November. However, I have dragged deer across the ice the opening weekend in November (at least 4 inches) more than once.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

http://www.snottymoose.com
User avatar
finnbay
Moderator
 
Posts: 708
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:17 pm
Location: Babbitt, Mn

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Fall Trips

Postby bwca » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:07 am

Hi Maggie,

Did you make it for a trip in October?
User avatar
bwca
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1551
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Location: Twin Cities

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 1

Re: Fall Trips

Postby robertbunney » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:49 pm

Will weather be conducive to fishing, kayaking, and sightseeing during the period of 09/15/10 through 10/15/10?
robertbunney
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:43 pm

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Fall Trips

Postby finnbay » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:03 am

That would be a great time to go!
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

http://www.snottymoose.com
User avatar
finnbay
Moderator
 
Posts: 708
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:17 pm
Location: Babbitt, Mn

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Fall Trips

Postby HappyCamperKitteh » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:38 pm

Wow! Snow in October? I shouldn't be surprised because of the location, but for some darn reason I am! I just hope that the extremes don't interfere with the travel TO our destination. I remember trying to drive to the Catskill mountains in Upstate New York a few years back and needless to say, I won't be doing it around the Winter time EVER again. I'd rather walk it then drive during that time. :lol:
Rosa the Happy Camper Kitteh
Anyone know of any good deals on enclosed trailers?
HappyCamperKitteh
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:06 am

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Fall Trips

Postby Dennis » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:17 pm

Is late September too late in the season (too cold) to enjoy BWCA?
Dennis
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:08 pm

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Fall Trips

Postby BWCA Blog Lady » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:04 pm

I had a fantastic solo trip last year in October. The weather was warm enough to sleep outside in a hammock and the sunshine was warm. The days were calm and lakes like glass. I've taken a trip in October before when it's been 18 degrees and snowing. If you're flexible then just keep an eye on the forecast and plan accordingly.

Happy Paddling,

Sue
Happy Paddling,

The Boundary Waters Blog Lady from Voyageur Canoe Outfitters
http://www.boundarywatersblog.com http://www.canoeit.com
Where the Trail Ends Your Voyage Begins 1-888-CANOEIT
User avatar
BWCA Blog Lady
 
Posts: 51
Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 9:13 pm
Location: Gunflint Trail

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0

Re: Fall Trips

Postby Leslie Ruyle » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:26 pm

Is October too late to be doing a camping trip for new campers?
Leslie Ruyle
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:13 pm

Invitations sent: 0
Referrals: 0


Return to Miscellaneous - Trip Planning Related

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron