Whether you are a canoeing enthusiast or you are a couch potato without the slightest idea of what BWCA stands for, you will find much pleasure in reading Steve Wilbers' newest book: A Boundary Waters History, Canoeing Across Time.
Dr. Stephen Wilbers, author, teacher and writing instructor, lives in South Minneapolis. He wrote this book to commemorate 30 years of canoe trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, most of them with his father.
I traveled to the BWCA only once and it was many years ago. Reading this book evokes so many memories: the song of the loon, the intense beauty and quietude of the wilderness, and the smell of popcorn burning over the campfire.
Steve's story is at once a geological and political history of the Boundary Waters and a compilation of charming stories of many trips with friends and family members. Filled with photographs from these trips, the book brings the reader an appreciation of the people as well as the environment he loves so well.