MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the past year, Dave and Amy Freeman, of Ely, have been on a journey through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

They just ended their “Year in the Wilderness” a week ago Friday.

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They are also writing a book about their experiences camping, canoeing, walking, skiing and snowshoeing through the Boundary Waters.

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The Freemans did this because they are concerned about the proposed sulfide-ore copper mining just outside the BWCA.

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To learn more about the Freemans’ journey – and a documentary about their experience – go to SavetheBoundaryWaters.org.