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Our wounded wilderness : the great Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness storm

Author: Jim Cordes
Publisher: Forest Lake, Minn. : Menne Print. & Graphics, Inc., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On July 4 and 5, 1999, northern Minnesota and southwestern Ontario experienced devastating wind and rainstorms. This is the story of the storm as told by the survivors and clean-up crews.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cordes, Jim.
Our wounded wilderness.
Forest Lake, Minn. : Menne Print. & Graphics, Inc., ©2000
(OCoLC)768245175
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Cordes
ISBN: 0615118615 9780615118611
OCLC Number: 45441497
Notes: Includes index.
Description: iv, 181, [8] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The storms (The Independence Day windstorm --
The Independence Day rainstorm --
Temperance River rescue / Shawn Donais) --
The Forest Service and public officials : a call to action (A visit to Duluth Forest Service headquarters --
An interview with USFS Gunflint District Ranger Jo Barnier --
Search & rescue operations --
Portage and campsite clearing / Bruce Barrett --
Cook County Sheriff Dave Wirt --
Salvaging the blowdown timber --
Public officials and disaster aid) --
The damage (Arrowhead Electric Cooperative. Ecological effect of the blowdown / Bryan Bedrosian --
Caribou release site --
The potential for fires in the blowdown areas --
Ely and Northern Lake County) --
BWCA west (Vermillion Lake and LaCroix Ranger District --
Narrow escape for a St. Cloud couple / Roger Spoden --
Camp Widjiwagan and close calls --
It took us 8 hours to portage 80 rods / Patty Brodeen --
Big waves on Snowbank Lake / Kate Starns --
Ted Starns story / Ted Starns --
Doreen and Chick Palermo on Gabbro Lake / Dorren & Chick Palermo --
The portage was now a raging river / Andreas & Tracy Whitley. The storm may not be natures work / Jim Brandenburg --
Wilderness ranger Nancy Pius --
Courtney James, EMT --
History of the Duluth pack / Sparky Stensaas --
Troop 56 and the scout spirit / Bruce Harper --
Charles S. Sommers scout base / Doug Ramsey --
"A wall of wind and water picked up from the lake" / Shannon Craig & Paul Jester --
Abandoned tent on Snowbank Lake / Dan & Lisa Thornberg --
Venture scouts on Moose Lake) --
BWCA central (If not for my friends I wouldn't have survivied / Lisa Naas --
Lake Polly evacuation / Michelle Orieux --
USFS Beaver aircraft pilots. Thousands of birch and pine ripped from the ground / Scott Augustus --
Voyageur Outward Bound / Velma McDonald --
Molter Island/Knife Lake / USFS --
My son turned to me from the bow of the canoe with terror in his face / John Jeanneret --
Trees flying in every direction / Richard Hill --
Wilderness canoe base / Wilderness staff --
Evacuation from Alpine Lake / Jan Fiola --
Sea Gull Lake survivors / Cheryl Hanson --
Mother Nature took it up a notch and broke them like matchsticks / Bob Pollock --
A forest service feat almost as amazing as the storm itself / Ken Hubert --
Totally lost on Sag Lake / Marston Peterson. A storm survivor's story / H. Sue Manzo) --
BWCA central (Top of the Gunflint Trail --
Survival at Maraboeuf / Ralph Pribble --
CanoeCountry.com / Chad Jones --
If anyone hadn't jumped they would have suffered death / Jeanne Sharp --
The sound of a forest falling / Mary Winston Marrow --
July 4, 1999 : "Not the greatest weather" / Mary Gunderson --
The Canadian side --
Sawbill outfitters / Wonder Lake --
Trapped under a canoe / Sawbill staff --
Stunned by the damage --
Major Superior National Forest hiking trails : the Superior, Kekekabic and Border route. To hell and back / Brent Harring --
Ordeal in the BWCA / Peter Torkelson & Jean Hanson) --
BWCA east (Boundary waters trip 1999 --
Di Powell --
An incredible journey / Sue Wolfram --
USFS wilderness rangers brandee / Wenzell & Cathy Quinn --
Capsized on Jock Mock Bay / Todd Kneebone --
High winds on Eagle Mountain / Andrew Neeley --
Wild country maple --
The bear rope saved us / Maggie Piehowski --
Harrowing tale / David Nordenstrom --
The Lane family and Gunflint Lodge / Chris Lane --
The spirits of Crooked Lake --
Bearskin Lodge and the Gunflint Trail / Dave & Barb Tuttle --
Storm on West Bearskin / Richard Cronstrom. He would never, never leave me / Roger & Linda Perreault --
Gunflint guide Vince Ekroot --
Golden Eagle Lodge / Dan Baumann --
Storm on the Stairway Portage / Jaye Martin & Karen MacDonald --
Hurled 15 feet through the air / Al Hedstrom --
Escape from the BWCA / Balazs Hunek).
Responsibility: Jim Cordes ; foreword by Mike Link.

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On July 4 and 5, 1999, northern Minnesota and southwestern Ontario experienced devastating wind and rainstorms. This is the story of the storm as told by the survivors and clean-up crews.

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