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YetiJedi
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03/12/2023 10:06PM  
New Trip Report posted by YetiJedi

Trip Name: Kawishiwi Triangle - Daughters and Dad.

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YetiJedi
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03/12/2023 10:07PM  
My first trip report...feedback is appreciated. :)
TuscaroraBorealis
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03/12/2023 10:18PM  
Very nice. Of course I am partial to daughter and dad trips. :)

Was interesting hearing about the improvisations (utensils etc.) you made on the fly and keeping an upbeat attitude all around despite the frequent storms. Well done.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Looking forward to hearing about your future adventures. We're going in through Kawishiwi Lake a couple weeks after you so, I expect prompt efficiency in getting that report out ASAP! ;-)

Mr Fox helped remind me that we brought "Lizzie" along on a trip many moons ago. I believe the photo was taken on Winchell Lake. :)
03/12/2023 11:09PM  
YetiJedi: "My first trip report...feedback is appreciated. :)"



Wonderful report. I've been through that area and really enjoyed reliving it. Very nice photos to go along with it. How could you not enjoy a trip with your daughters. I've had my daughter up there twice (once she was 5 and once she was 17) and cherish every moment of those trips.
SunrisePaddler
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03/12/2023 11:25PM  
YetiJedi: "My first trip report...feedback is appreciated. :)"


Wow, such great pics and a fun report. I had to chuckle because I forgot a utensil on my solo to that same area and improvised with an extra tent stake. Definitely impressed with your nifty woodworking and taking notes for my next (inevitable) packing fail.



Congrats on an enjoyable trip with your daughters and keep those trip reports coming!
GregSC
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03/13/2023 05:36AM  
Looks like a great trip. Always wonderful to spend time outdoors with your children.
03/13/2023 06:41AM  
Well done. Thank you for sharing.

As you know, I’m anther one that is partial to dad/daughter trips. There is nothing better than spending time with your kids in the wilderness.
Driftless
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03/13/2023 11:16AM  
Awesome report! I cherish my dad/daughter trips!
Stumpy
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03/13/2023 11:31AM  
Very nice.
Reminds me I need to trip with my daughter again.
Although my packing system is near fail safe, and I have not forgotten something in years...
I kind of enjoy forgetting something, and having to put your skills together, for a solution.
Nice utensils !
Kawishiwashy
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03/13/2023 03:14PM  
What a fun read and really enjoyed all the pics! I worked for an outfitter for 3 years and packed equipment for hundreds of trips. Only ever forgot 2 items, utensils and white gas...for the same group! Oops! They took it like champs and even brought me the handcrafted utensils they made. Lots of free t-shirts handed out that day!!
03/13/2023 03:27PM  
Great report! I have been going with my dad since I was about 13, and the Kawishiwi river was my first trip! Sentimental from the daughter side here. I love trips with my dad.
YetiJedi
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03/13/2023 05:56PM  
TuscaroraBorealis: "Very nice. Of course I am partial to daughter and dad trips. :)


Was interesting hearing about the improvisations (utensils etc.) you made on the fly and keeping an upbeat attitude all around despite the frequent storms. Well done.


Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Looking forward to hearing about your future adventures. We're going in through Kawishiwi Lake a couple weeks after you so, I expect prompt efficiency in getting that report out ASAP! ;-)


Mr Fox helped remind me that we brought "Lizzie" along on a trip many moons ago. I believe the photo was taken on Winchell Lake. :) "


Thank you, TB, for the kind words. :) You are certainly one of the master trip report authors so I appreciate your feedback.

Considering this is my first report and I've got almost two dozen left, I'm not sure I can commit to the Kawishiwi report in time for your trip! :)

If I do learn something important on that trip, I'll send you a note so you can be aware...least I can do with all of the information I've gleaned from your reports.
YetiJedi
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03/13/2023 06:50PM  
Lightfoot: "
YetiJedi: "My first trip report...feedback is appreciated. :)"




Wonderful report. I've been through that area and really enjoyed reliving it. Very nice photos to go along with it. How could you not enjoy a trip with your daughters. I've had my daughter up there twice (once she was 5 and once she was 17) and cherish every moment of those trips.
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Thank you, Lightfoot, for the kind words. Hope you can get back there with your daughter again!
YetiJedi
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03/13/2023 06:51PM  
SunrisePaddler: "
YetiJedi: "My first trip report...feedback is appreciated. :)"



Wow, such great pics and a fun report. I had to chuckle because I forgot a utensil on my solo to that same area and improvised with an extra tent stake. Definitely impressed with your nifty woodworking and taking notes for my next (inevitable) packing fail.





Congrats on an enjoyable trip with your daughters and keep those trip reports coming!"


So I'm in good company then, Sunrise Paddler! Using the MSR groundhog for your oatmeal...nice!
YetiJedi
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03/13/2023 06:52PM  
ducks: "Well done. Thank you for sharing.


As you know, I’m anther one that is partial to dad/daughter trips. There is nothing better than spending time with your kids in the wilderness. "


Thanks, Ducks! Appreciate your advice and tips on our past trips. :)
YetiJedi
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03/13/2023 06:53PM  
Stumpy: "Very nice.
Reminds me I need to trip with my daughter again.
Although my packing system is near fail safe, and I have not forgotten something in years...
I kind of enjoy forgetting something, and having to put your skills together, for a solution.
Nice utensils !
"


Is your system shareable? I'm up for improving my own process, as evidenced by the report!
YetiJedi
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03/13/2023 06:54PM  
Kawishiwashy: "What a fun read and really enjoyed all the pics! I worked for an outfitter for 3 years and packed equipment for hundreds of trips. Only ever forgot 2 items, utensils and white gas...for the same group! Oops! They took it like champs and even brought me the handcrafted utensils they made. Lots of free t-shirts handed out that day!!"


Glad they took it like champs...that's important, I think, and one of the great lessons the wilderness can teach.
YetiJedi
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03/13/2023 06:55PM  
WhitePine1: "Great report! I have been going with my dad since I was about 13, and the Kawishiwi river was my first trip! Sentimental from the daughter side here. I love trips with my dad."


Hi WhitePine, your note made me smile as I just received a text from my oldest at college essentially saying, "Hey Dad, so there's this guy that might like to come with us on our trip this summer?" Roller coaster of thoughts but mostly happy she's happy. :)

Do you have a favorite entry point with your Dad?
NEIowapaddler
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03/13/2023 07:37PM  
Great trip report, YetiJedi! What a nice read. Amazing photos, too! You're lucky to be able to enjoy those experiences with your kids. And they're lucky to have a dad that is able and willing to take them along. Thanks for sharing.
YetiJedi
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03/13/2023 08:00PM  
NEIowapaddler: "Great trip report, YetiJedi! What a nice read. Amazing photos, too! You're lucky to be able to enjoy those experiences with your kids. And they're lucky to have a dad that is able and willing to take them along. Thanks for sharing. "


Thank you, NEIowa, I appreciate the compliments. :) Can hardly wait for May to begin another season of tripping!
woodsandwater
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03/13/2023 08:19PM  
Thank you! Great trip with pics and your young Ladies! I have four daughters who have been backpacking with me on Isle Royale and canoeing in the BW and Algonquin Provincial Park. You've raised wonderful Daughters and made memories together. I really enjoyed your pics.
03/13/2023 09:52PM  
The photos were excellent.

Looks like a nice trip and good times had.

I recognize the green tint of taking pictures under a ccs tarp. :-)

I also noticed the trade off of having to deal with the mosquitoes but finding an abundance of blueberries. Looks like the berries made the trip home and were put to good use.

YetiJedi
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03/13/2023 10:17PM  
woodsandwater: "Thank you! Great trip with pics and your young Ladies! I have four daughters who have been backpacking with me on Isle Royale and canoeing in the BW and Algonquin Provincial Park. You've raised wonderful Daughters and made memories together. I really enjoyed your pics."


Isle Royale is on my list! Any tips on first-time trips?

My daughters are also my hunting buddies - backpacking with my daughters out west has also been among my cherished memories. Thank you for your kind words, WoodsandWater!
YetiJedi
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03/13/2023 10:19PM  
rdgbwca: "The photos were excellent.

Looks like a nice trip and good times had.

I recognize the green tint of taking pictures under a ccs tarp. :-)

I also noticed the trade off of having to deal with the mosquitoes but finding an abundance of blueberries. Looks like the berries made the trip home and were put to good use.
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Yep, RDG, green ccs tarp goes with us every time! I need to learn how to edit photos...but then again, the green tint makes me smile. :)

We'll take blueberries every time over a few bug bites...good trade!
03/14/2023 08:27AM  
Great report and love all the photos. I haven't yet convinced my daughter to come on a trip with me (she's 23 and I've been asking since she was 12 or 13), but she is slowly coming around to the idea as she has become more adventurous with her own hiking/camping. I have taken both of my sons in the past (separately due to crazy schedules but once together to Sylvania) but am hoping this is the summer they both are together on the same BW trip to create some of those same moments together with them that you did with your daughters.

I plan to show my daughter your trip report as well to show her that young women her age should be doing this with their dads and see if that sways her a bit more!
03/14/2023 01:12PM  
naturboy12: "Great report and love all the photos. I haven't yet convinced my daughter to come on a trip with me (she's 23 and I've been asking since she was 12 or 13), but she is slowly coming around to the idea as she has become more adventurous with her own hiking/camping. I have taken both of my sons in the past (separately due to crazy schedules but once together to Sylvania) but am hoping this is the summer they both are together on the same BW trip to create some of those same moments together with them that you did with your daughters.


I plan to show my daughter your trip report as well to show her that young women her age should be doing this with their dads and see if that sways her a bit more!"


You started asking your daughter too late. We took our daughter when she was 6 weeks and she didn't argue or back talk because she hadn't learned to talk yet.
03/14/2023 01:28PM  
YetiJedi: "
WhitePine1: "Great report! I have been going with my dad since I was about 13, and the Kawishiwi river was my first trip! Sentimental from the daughter side here. I love trips with my dad."



Hi WhitePine, your note made me smile as I just received a text from my oldest at college essentially saying, "Hey Dad, so there's this guy that might like to come with us on our trip this summer?" Roller coaster of thoughts but mostly happy she's happy. :)


Do you have a favorite entry point with your Dad? "


I am glad it made you smile! I am in my late 20s now and still trip with Dad. Sister started bringing boyfriend, now husband, with minimal camping experience years ago, and he's been a great addition to our trips (and family!). Best of luck to you with this new group member :)

Favorite entrance point is a tough one- Snowbank offers so many possibilities and I love Ima- so I will go with that! Seagull is a close second!
03/14/2023 05:55PM  
YetiJedi: "
woodsandwater: "Thank you! Great trip with pics and your young Ladies! I have four daughters who have been backpacking with me on Isle Royale and canoeing in the BW and Algonquin Provincial Park. You've raised wonderful Daughters and made memories together. I really enjoyed your pics."



Isle Royale is on my list! Any tips on first-time trips?


My daughters are also my hunting buddies - backpacking with my daughters out west has also been among my cherished memories. Thank you for your kind words, WoodsandWater!"


lucky guy
YetiJedi
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03/14/2023 07:27PM  
naturboy12: "Great report and love all the photos. I haven't yet convinced my daughter to come on a trip with me (she's 23 and I've been asking since she was 12 or 13), but she is slowly coming around to the idea as she has become more adventurous with her own hiking/camping. I have taken both of my sons in the past (separately due to crazy schedules but once together to Sylvania) but am hoping this is the summer they both are together on the same BW trip to create some of those same moments together with them that you did with your daughters.


I plan to show my daughter your trip report as well to show her that young women her age should be doing this with their dads and see if that sways her a bit more!"


Good luck with the invite to your daughter, Natureboy. I hope it works out well for both of you. Also hope you get to trip with both of your boys this summer. It's never too late! Sure wish there was something I could do to help...perhaps this report will do the trick! Really hoping the best for your two trip options...
YetiJedi
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03/14/2023 07:30PM  
WhitePine1: "
YetiJedi: "
WhitePine1: "Great report! I have been going with my dad since I was about 13, and the Kawishiwi river was my first trip! Sentimental from the daughter side here. I love trips with my dad."




Hi WhitePine, your note made me smile as I just received a text from my oldest at college essentially saying, "Hey Dad, so there's this guy that might like to come with us on our trip this summer?" Roller coaster of thoughts but mostly happy she's happy. :)



Do you have a favorite entry point with your Dad? "



I am glad it made you smile! I am in my late 20s now and still trip with Dad. Sister started bringing boyfriend, now husband, with minimal camping experience years ago, and he's been a great addition to our trips (and family!). Best of luck to you with this new group member :)


Favorite entrance point is a tough one- Snowbank offers so many possibilities and I love Ima- so I will go with that! Seagull is a close second!"


Very cool, WhitePine! I'm 20ish years older than you and still do an annual camping trip with my dad. We've done the BWCA for the last four years but have done trips all over the country over the years. It's tough to chose a favorite trip with my dad - it's a toss up between the last one we went on and the next one we are planning!

The portage into Ima from Hatchet is pretty cool and I really enjoyed the western side of Ima with the cool islands and whatnot.
YetiJedi
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03/14/2023 07:34PM  
Pinetree: "
YetiJedi: "
woodsandwater: "Thank you! Great trip with pics and your young Ladies! I have four daughters who have been backpacking with me on Isle Royale and canoeing in the BW and Algonquin Provincial Park. You've raised wonderful Daughters and made memories together. I really enjoyed your pics."




Isle Royale is on my list! Any tips on first-time trips?



My daughters are also my hunting buddies - backpacking with my daughters out west has also been among my cherished memories. Thank you for your kind words, WoodsandWater!"



lucky guy"


Yep. Grateful to be lucky. Willing to help anyone else I can too.
03/15/2023 09:48AM  
I really enjoyed your report. My daughters have been on 6 trips with me, three of them in the same area. Now that they are older I'm hoping for trips with the grand kids soon! Those 6 trips are some of my favorite moments in life.
520eek
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03/16/2023 10:39PM  
Thanks for posting your trip report! It was a great read for me and the photos are always a bonus.

That area looks pretty nice as well, I am gonna have to try that area sometime soon!
straighthairedcurly
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03/22/2023 08:07AM  
Wonderful trip report! Your photos are stunning. What a delightful oportunity to share with your daughters and I am so happy for you that they still love going. The best part of my year is when my adult son says, "So are we doing a BWCA trip this summer?" Thanks for taking the time to write this up and add all the great pics. We did the triangle route over Memorial Day weekend 2022 and once before as my son's first family BWCA trip...each time entering from a different direction. Always delightful.
 
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