Northern Tier

One of the most respected wilderness areas, Northern Tier National High Adventure Base is located near Ely, Minnesota. It’s the takeoff point for canoe trips into the wildest, most uninhabited canoeing country ever organized to be used to train Scouts in the art of wildernes exploration. Its three bases (Charles L. Sommers, Don Rogert, and Northern Expeditions Canoe Bases) provide an unparalleled opportunity to explore the surrounding land. This land is composed of hundreds of miles of Boundary Waters Canoe Area in the U.S. Superior National Forest and Quetio Provincial Park in Canada. There are more than 2,000 lakes and 4,000 square miles of rough country for Scouts to explore.Northern Tier is wild and exciting, but safe. Each group is trained and prepared for their trip to be able to live in the wilderness. Each crew is accompanied by a guide who advises the crew and helps them find the route they have selected. All other activities are carried out by the crew, such as cooking, packing, care of equipment, route selection, cleanup, and other details which go along with living in the wilderness.

Group size is limited to nine, including the guide and unit adults. Two historic canoe trips can take you from Charles L. Sommers to the east or west, to routes traveled by French voyagers and trappers. Winter programs are also available on a limited basis.
Phone Number: (575) 376-2281
Charles L. Sommers Address: 14790 Forest Route 438 Ely, MN 55731-8291
Don Rogert Canoe Base Address: Perch Lake Rd Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0, Canada

Charles L. Sommers

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Don Rogert Canoe Base

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