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Easy Does It
by jcavenagh

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/09/2008
Entry & Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 5
Trip Introduction:
EASY DOES IT The Players: Camp Master-Pat(over 20 trips); Organizer-Jim(6th trip); Driver-Tim(2nd trip); Son1-Jimmy(novice camper);Son2-Jack(experienced Boy Scout) Outfitter –Voyaguer North Entry Point: Moose Lake 25 Duration: 6 days
Day 1 of 7
Saturday, August 09, 2008 In at Moose Lake. We take a tow to Prairie Portage. Then on into Sunday Lake. We are taking it easy as we are introducing our teenage sons, Jimmy and Jack, to wilderness camping and canoeing. Just as we paddled into Quetico, we saw a beautiful bald eagle soaring overhead. A good omen, we think. Found a little island camp site about half way up the lake. What a great site it turned out to be. We immediately caught two fat bass and had a wonderful dinner. My son, Jimmy, was surprised that fresh fish tasted so different from the frozen stuff we usually get down by Chicago.