The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a part of the Superior National Forest, located on the Minnesota Canada Border. As the name suggests, it is an area where the primary mode of transportation is canoeing. It is beautiful and peaceful.
I don’t think that I would have had as much fun on the trip if I had not been doing CrossFit for the last year. There was a lot of paddling. We also had to carry all the packs and the canoes down the portages, some of which were very long. To be fair, I will admit that I never carried the canoe. I let Dad have the honor of doing that. It’s very much an area where endurance is important. If you get tired in the middle of the lake, you still have to keep paddling. There’s no other way to get to a campsite. I got tired. We all did. Fighting against the wind was hard sometimes, but CrossFit has both gotten me into better shape and helped me become a little more open to being in tough situations.