Sunday, August 17, 2008 We left the Twin Cities at about noon and headed for Ely. Lunch on the way, stopped at the Kawishiwi Ranger Station to watch “the movie” and to pick up our permit. Ranger strongly suggested that we NOT leave my gas stove behind when we went in the next day. "Never know when a fire ban might be issued," she insisted. We took her advice and did not regret it. Spent the night at the outfitter’s bunk house. All set for tomorrow.