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Radtke's on Lac La Croix '08
by Airrick13

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/08/2008
Entry & Exit Point: Moose/Portage River (north) (EP 16)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
While most American's were enjoying the opening ceremonies of the XXIX Summer Olympics in Beijing, the Radtke's were pursuing their own adventure.
Day 1 of 6
Thursday, August 07, 2008

I picked up my brother Justin from his flight from Chicago at the Minneapolis Airport at 2:30 and we drove North to meet my sister Kristen and my Dad, John in Ely. We made great time, and had time to stop in at Piragis Outfitters and buy my dad his birthday present. We all chipped in and bought him a Gransfor Bruks Wilderness Hatchet. Justin also found his Breezer hat at Wilderness Outfitters. After we were settled in to our hotel room at the Grand Ely Lodge, we went to the Ely Steakhouse for diner. I do not recommend the Toe Sucker for the night before you hit your entry point. We got back to our hotel room and all had trouble falling asleep. I was pretty excited.