Last night was Dave and Amy Freeman's 112th night in a row in the BWCA wilderness, and they spent it on Wood Lake, where on Tuesday morning temperatures dipped below -15.
When the couple opened up the fly to their tent in the morning, they were greeted by the wild scenes they have been seeing since they began the journey in September. Before the year is over, they expect to travel more than 3,000 miles by canoe and dog team, and visit more than 500 lakes and streams.
The couple consider themselves explorers and educators, and they embarked on this journey as a mission to raise awareness about the potential environmental dangers of copper-nickel mining in the area. They are documenting their year in the wilderness on their Facebook page, the Freeman Explore Instagram and on the A Year in the Wilderness blog.
Here are a few of their winter photos, with excerpts from their social media accounts.