Populus Tremuloides, Quaking Aspen, or Popple

The following sidebar content was originally published in our 2016 Boundary Waters & Quetico calendar. Photo credit: Steve Voiles.  Depending on your perspective, aspen trees are pulpwood, weeds, or trees at add beauty and character to canoe country. There are three species here, the most common being Populus tremuloides, or quaking aspen, also called popple…

Day on a Dog Sled

It’s 6:30 am on a January morning. Granite, the sled dog, pulls his tail away from his nose to look over the dog yard in hopes that his human is bringing soup. Chris, a dogsledding guide and Granite’s human for the season, has just arrived at the mushers’ shed and is mixing up 10 gallons…