|The July 4th storm across northeastern Minnesota was truly awesome
in its fury! 386,000 plus acres had blown down as a result of a straight
line wind event that swept across three counties and into Quetico in Canada.
People describe the wreckage in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
and Superior National Forest with exclamatory statements, such as, ?Awesome,
Total Devastation, Unbelievable, Never saw Anything like this before, Horrible
Waste, Nature's Fury, etc?. You get the picture.
There were no fatalities, but lots of medical evacuations out of the BWCA. After July 19th, activities in the BWCA went from ?search and rescue? to ?recovery and rehabilitation? of the canoe portages and campsites.
- 10-33% blow down 151,000 acres
- 34-66% blow down 127,000 acres
- 67-100% blow down 108,000 acres.
If you?re planning a trip to the BWCA next year, bring your earplugs so you can sleep at night. That way the sound of the wood borers won?t be so deafening.