BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog
December 10 2023
Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1249 feet
North Kawishiwi River - 29
Snowbank to Ima
August 23, 2015
Number of Days:
On the 25th we left Snowbank for Ima. We ended up camping on one of the most beautiful sites we've ever been at...the Island with 2 sites on it NE of the portage in from Jordan Lake. Forest service clearly was here recently because there was a brand new latrine that hadn't been used yet. Finally got to see the sun as it set that evening.
On the 26th we decided to head back towards Snowbank as we had to come out on the 27th. We took the other route back going through a bunch of little lakes like Swing and Boot. 8 portages made for a long day, but they were all pretty easy relatively speaking, especially carrying a 17' Grumman Aluminum canoe.
We stopped for lunch on the second camp site on Boot. This site isn't very nice...lots of muck in the water...don't recommend it.
We ended up staying our last night on Snowbank at the first site on the left when you come through the portage from Boot. This too was a very nice site...great for the setting sun in the evening. We tried to find the site that was to the right of that portage coming into Snowbank but it apparently doesn't exist.
All in all a great trip, but not very far. We typically go much longer but with a day layover for rain we had to cut our paddling short. They said there was a lot of bear activity in the area but we didn't encounter any.