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Day 2 of 5
Friday, June 11, 2010 Woke up and rain. Went back to sleep. Woke up and and not raining, got up started fire, fished from shore no luck. Everybody else woke up made breakfast of Hashbrowns and bacon. Got ready to go fishing started to rain we decided to fish in the rain. Our canoe caught 3 fish all bass. Went back to camp and slept the afternoon away. Supper wash fish chowder soup with potatoes. Dehydrated in the bag cream of potatoe soup with fish. Made some popcorn and called it a night.
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Day 4 of 5
Sunday, June 13, 2010 We decided to move closer to our entry point so Monday would be an easier day for us. Foggy morning but not raining. We eat a good breakfast of pancakes and bacon. Camp is tore down and we start to the 240 rod beast. Its amazing how this portage seamed easier when your stomach is full and you do it first. I carried my pack and the kevlar canoe the whole length with no breaks. I was proud of myself. Mother nature decided to keep with the theme of rain and it started lightly but got heavier the closer we got to camp. When we picked the most southern site on Kelly Lake it was raining pretty good. That was the fastest my tent went up. Firewood was hard to come by at this site. We all took a little dive in the water and we could all feel our man hood disappear from the cold water. Later that night the fish were feasting out the dragon fly's on top of the water is was sweet to watch a fish with its head out of the water chomping on bugs. I through a popper on thinking I could score some breakfast. The fish wanted nothing do due with it. We ate supper and went to bed. I was sad that this was out last night. It was also our only nigh we saw anything of a sunset.
Day 5 of 5
Monday, June 14, 2010 We woke up, ate breakfast and paddled out. The water was glass and we let the wind push us out. Got back to baker lake, Loaded up and waited for the other group to show up. Soon we were on our way back talking about each groups trip and how the rain can really put a damper on a trip. Over all a great trip can't wait till next year, but we do have a couple of guys who could not go that want to do a September trip so I hope that will work out. New gear I used this year and loved was my Marmot Sawtooth Down Sleeping bag and my new Muck Boots. Had dry feet the whole trip was nice for pushing off the canoe. I need to upgrade my sleeping pad to something smaller and lighter. I will also have to purchase some more gear since my son will be going up with me next year. My total weight for pack was 52 pounds including tent,sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tackle box, gear and clothes. Food came in at around 10 pounds.