I just checked the conditions on the trail, and here is what they say:
July 21, 2006: The Border Route Trail and the Kekekabic Trail have been closed (because they go through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness). There continue to be no fire restrictions or travel bans on the Superior Hiking Trail.
July 18, 2006: The fires burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness do not affect the Superior Hiking Trail in any way. There are no fires near the trail and there are no burning restrictions or bans on the trail. However, it is extremely dry so use extreme caution if you do make a fire.
July 13, 2006: LOW WATER ADVISORY: There has been no rain to speak of for many weeks so expect small creeks and streams to be dry. So if your campsite water souce for the night (listed in The Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail) is a small creek or stream you might want to get your water from a lake, pond or river as you hike along.
So, we make sure we have plenty of water before we stop each night and we will be fine.
No more posts for about 16 days! But, to make sure I still have a job when I get back, make sure you buy lots of books from Eisenbrauns while I am gone :)