Thank you to all for the suggestions! Much appreciated. Really looking forward to introducing my family to the BWCA.
After traveling the Frost River, not only would I visit Frost Lake, I might take the time to travel the first part of the Frost River as a day trip. Most inquiries here are about traveling the entire route, but a day trip to Octopus or even Chaser Lake may be possible if traveling light (canoe and day pack.)
We did some day trips from Long Island Lake on this trip
Cherokee is three really easy portages and a gorgeous lake. The northestern arm of Cherokee has some cool cliffs and outcrops with interesting wave worn features. LIL is a whole day trip just to explore it all. Snipe is wonderful and an alternate way out through Missing Link and Round. Its a pretty short walk back to your car from Round Lake access.
Frost and Snipe both good, also Cherokee is not far, closer than Frost really.
Good afternoon. First let me say how great a resource this site is for someone who enjoyed multiple trips to the BWCA in my teens and twenties, and who is now planning a trip back with my family twenty years later. A fantastic accumulation of knowledge and a community that seems devoted to the enjoyment of a beautiful peace of land, and spreading the ethos of LTN.
Heading out on Sunday at EP 50 Cross Bay for a 6 day trip with my wife and two children (9 and 13). I am planning on base camping on LIL, but would welcome any day trip suggestions, and/or additional camping spots to mix it up. Both Frost and Snipe Lake seem like good options for day trips or alternative camping locations. Any suggestions? Thank you.