EP 35 (Isabella Lake) to EP 32 (South Kawishiwi River) 5 Night 6 Day Trip Enter early Monday, June 24, 2019 and exit early on Saturday, June 29, 2019. We were planning for 5 or 6 people but we have shrunk now to 4 men, ages 74, 65, 59 and 30, with a lot of BWCA trip experience between us. We prefer to single portage, but that will not be possible with just 4 people, so I really need to recruit another one or two people for this trip, or I will have to cancel it.
We plan to spend two nights on Bald Eagle Lake, two nights on Gabbro Lake and the fifth night on South Kawishiwi River near the EP 32 exit. We single portage and carry heavy canoes (76 lb. 18.5' Alumnacrafts) and SeaLine 115L ProPacks (loaded to around 60 lbs. each) I provide all the food, gear, and snacks for the trip. You only bring spare clothing and shoes, toiletries, sleeping clothes, sleeping pad and sleeping bag, all of which should weigh 13 lbs. or less and fit in a 40L dry bag. You also can bring a lightweight tent or hammock which is in addition to the 13-lb. limit, or I can provide a lightweight tent for camping. I also outfit each participant with a Mountainsmith Day 650 cu. in. lumbar packs to each member to carry their personal items, snacks, 500 or 1000 ml. water bottles, rain gear, etc. which are worn or carried in addition to a portage pack or canoe on the portages. A fisherman would be great to have, if fishing rod and gear are compact. We lost our designated fisherman. Cost is only $225.00 for the week ($80.00 more if you want a kevlar canoe), which includes Sunday night lodging at a VNO bunk house apartment, camping reservation fees, all the food and equipment needed. We could even pick you up on Sunday, on the way up from Indianapolis, either on an I-65 to I-294 to I-90 route through Chicago area, or a I-74 route to Bloomington, IL, and then up I-39 and I-94 and US 53 through WI. Private message me if you are interested or have questions.
Amy, thanks for emailing me. I thought I was a subscriber to my post but did not get notified of your post. I have sent you an email about my situation. I just got contacted yesterday by another member about joining us, but that is still not definite, so I will have to wait and see what he says first.
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