May 18, 2021

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Johann Baetz’s great grandson John (Bates) is at it again! He is writing what I think is a really cool new book exploring the last remaining undeveloped wild lakes in Wisconsin. Yesterday I rode bow with john as we paddled and portaged our way around a few lakes along the border between Price and Vilas counties. In the heat of what felt like a mid-summer day, you could almost hear the leaves popping into the luminescent greens that seem especially reserved for spring. He had already put his canoe in 103 lakes before our jaunt yesterday, but you would never know it from his level of excitement (like a kid about to enter a candy store with a WHOLE dollar) of getting into these new lakes. We had so much fun-you will too when that book comes out!