BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog
December 10 2023
Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1249 feet
North Kawishiwi River - 29
Gull Lake no Clear no Fire no Insula
July 23, 2006
Number of Days:
We wake up eat breakfast load our rented 18 foot Kevlar Souris River canoe. We set out at 6:00. Making good time thtough the numbered lakes. On the second portage to lake two we were still wondering Fire Lake or Insula. The people on the portage said due to smoke Insula was near deserted. (We never saw smoke on Insula) Our minds were made up Insula it was. On Lake three my compass needle went nuts. Due to we went in the wrong direction. That cost us a whole hour. On Three it starts to rain. By the time we reach the Insula portage It's raining on and off. On the portage with several other groups they are slipping and slidding. We have no problem. On Insula is begins to pour. We get to a nice site on the northern end with a southern exposure. We make camp. When we get water we realise our bag filter broke. Later it really starts coming down. In the tent I fall asleep. My dad wakes me up dinners cooking. And our propane stove broke, and we forgot the shovel. I begin to realise the site is trashed. Names written in the sand. Cigarette buts, and even a fishing lure. We find a good food bag tree and get some well deserved shut eye.
STORM I'm a heavey sleeper but that storm was bad. Lightning and thunder rattle the tent. I'm awoken for a whole hour.
Morning the storm has passed. It's a great day. One problem The prvious tennants of the site never bothered to clean the ashes out. I mentioned we forgot our shovel. We are forced to clean it out with our cups. It is noon before breakfast is ready. Bacon, and hash browns. I explore the area. The veiw is great! That night our shower bag was schorching hot. Hotter than the showers at home. Southern exposure pays off.