Lake One to Kawishiwi River
We woke up at 4:30 AM and when we stepped outside realized that it was still pitch black outside (lesson learned for future trips). This gave us time to eat breakfast, drink some coffee and get ready to leave the first sign of light.
Around 5:45 AM, that moment finally came and we headed out on our journey. It was a perfect calm day but the fog was dense and did not lift until just before noon that day. The GPS proved to be very handy in the fog situation as it was very hard to see landmarks navigating via a map.
A few portages later and one slight detour, we had arrived on the Kawishiwi River. It was very scenic; we saw a bald eagle just before reaching our destination. The island site we hoped for was occupied so we double back about a stones throw away to a peninsula we passed that looked nice. The site turned out to be a 4 star site (imo), perfect for our three tents, great views of the lake too! We had camp set up and were sitting around the grate by noon.
Bobby Kielty (Patrick) and Paul Molitor (Chris) would pay us a visit through out our trip… one of the random inside joke things but the pictures don’t lie.
We did a little fishing but only managed one smallie. There was not a lot of dead wood to burn around camp so our fire was not the greatest for the first night but we would remedy that the next day/night.
We cooked monster steaks that night which took forever over our weak fire. Lesson learned… bring thinner steaks next year because we can hardly wait to eat them and the quicker the better!
The weather was perfect, no bugs; we crashed around 10:00PM