Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

Birch Lake to Knife and back through Vera Lake to Ensign
by spankatolla

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/22/2008
Entry & Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 3
Trip Introduction:
This is my second trip to the BWCA in the past two years. Last year my son (Jake) and myself came up during the hottest three days of the year. This year we decided to take my outdoor buddy (Manny) with and start our trip in late spring (it was definitely cooler).
Day 1 of 8
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - Left Mendota at 4:30 PM. Stopped at Pedro’s in Madison and ate dinner. Made it to a boat ramp for East Chub Lake, south (15 miles) of Ely around 3AM. Slept in the Explorer.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - Woke up at 6AM Drove into Ely and ate breakfast. (Manny said no more mexican restaurants). Picked up permits and went to LaTourrels. Did some hiking around the outfitters. Too early to check in, so went back to town, got lunch and visited the wolf museum. Went back to the outfitter and checked in. Had a 2 story bungalow with 6 beds. Went fishing in lakes, east of LaTourrels, we hiked earlier in the day. No luck. Came back to outfitters and took shower. Headed to town for Pizza dinner, crashed around 10 PM.