Tonight Jim and I scoured the maps and planned our trips for the upcoming summer.  We are currently in the lottery phase of bwcaw permits where you sign up for the entry points and dates you’d like, but you also put in alternate entry points for each date.  They draw names and issue permits this coming Friday and you find out by next Tuesday what you end up with.  After this point they display on their website all entry points and the dates that still have permits to issue.  You can then go and reserve them until they are gone.

BWCAW has completly rebuilt their website.  They are now part of, and I have to say the new site is very nice.  It seems like they have used some of the newer techniques like AJAX to make the reservation process much more stremlined.  They have also integrated google maps with all the entrypoints marked on the map.  A very nice touch.

Anyway, Im really excited for the upcoming trips, its always fun to head off into the wilderness.