Dave Freeman

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Dave and Amy Freeman are "adventure advocates."

Four years ago, they paddled and sailed 2000 miles from Ely to Washington D.C. to to call attention to a proposed sulfide-ore copper mining operation near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

In September of 2015, they began a year in the BWCAW, sharing their experience through video, photos, and blog posts.

Amy and Dave Freeman are not like a lot of couples.

For one thing, they just came back from a year spent living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for a year - basically just the two of them and their sled dogs.  While many couples would find that much togetherness ringing a death knell for them, Amy says their relationship "is better when we're in the woods."

In fact, its an experience the wilderness educators and travelers say everyone should try - at least, for a few nights.