Boundary Waters

PADDLERS: Ryan Salm, Lauren Bobowski and Dane Shannon

In the fall of 2015, photographer Ryan Salm, his wife Lauren Bobowski and their friend Dane Shannon set off on an expedition across the Boundary Waters Canoe Area on standups. The BWCA is a famously remote fishing, paddling and boating destination carved by glaciers and covered in thick forest in the northern reaches of Minnesota, along the Canadian border. Together, the trio paddled, portaged and photographed their way along the “Border Route,” weaving back and forth between Canada and America over the course of 10 days.