12/4/13 - Just a quick update. There is a major winter storm going on in northeastern Minnesota, but we seem to be just outside of the heavy snow fall. We've received about a foot of snow so far and it's supposed to continue all night tonight.
Nearby Two Harbors already has nearly 30" with more on the way. Here it has been a nice dry, fluffy powder, creating a winter wonderland at just the right time of the season. - Bill
11/30/13 - Quiet times have descended on Sawbill. Winter seems to be here for the long run. The snow is 8" deep in the woods and the lakes are safely frozen. - Bill
These two pictures were taken last weekend, before we had much snow on the ground. Lower l-r: Leif Gilsvik, Nils Anderson, Dan Seemon and Cindy Hansen.
This was taken yesterday. It was our first ski up the lake for this season.
Mike Mazzoni, long time Sawbill customer, wrote this beautiful blog post celebrating his family's long association with the BWCA Wilderness. The Mazzoni has a long tradition of Sawbill canoe trips.
11/22/13 - Dave and Amy Freeman, Sawbill's wonderful and experienced guides, have been nominated to be National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year.
Dave and Amy Freeman, Sawbill's wonderful and experienced guides, have been nominated to be National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year. There is a very nice interview with Dave on the National Geographic website.
We are thrilled to have Amy and Dave as our Sawbill guides, offering both guided day and overnight trips in the BWCA Wilderness. Dave worked for us as a crew member in high school and college. After he met Amy, they started guiding for us. I think it's safe to say that they are the most experienced canoeing guides in the world. They are also two of the nicest people I know.
To become National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, Dave and Amy need to collect votes from the public. Voting for them does not require any registration or revealing your email address. You can just go to the voting site and vote. You are allowed to vote once a day. Voting continues until January.