BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog
September 22 2023
Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1847 feet
Brule Lake - 41
Girl just want to have fun.
July 02, 2023
Number of Days:
Our group made a list of campsites and was thrilled to find #908 vacant. This campsite is the best in BWCA I've stayed at yet. All six of us brought tent hammocks and had plenty of trees to hang them on. The cooking range and seating area are at the top of a large boulder, giving campers an elevated panoramic view of the lake, perfect for capturing sunrise and sunsets. Within the first few minutes of our arrival at the site, while soaking in the view, we watched another moose cow swim across the length of the lake. I still can't believe I was lucky to see four moose in one trip.
We're an easy-going group that likes to relax more than work, so we hunkered down and stayed our entire trip at campsite #908. We explored North Temperance, fished, watched the loons cry at the eagle family, and swam, as it was pretty warm. The black flies were out in full force. We were riddled with bites and were thankful the wind picked up on our last day, giving us some reprieve from the black flying devils. Lightweight long sleeves and pants were my saving grace.
I wondered if the Fourth of July holiday would bring more people to BWCA. Perhaps it did, and the masses went elsewhere; we were lucky to have the entire lake to ourselves and only saw two other canoes pass through to take on the 240-rod portage towards Weird Lake. It's always bittersweet leaving BWCA. We paddled out on July 6th around 6:45 am, and when we reached Brule, a strong westward wind brought whitecaps. The wind blew just right that it did not help push us to the east end, and we had to fight to quarter into the waves for two hours straight. Thankfully no weird competing gusts, the wind was predictable, and we all made it back safely to entry point #41.