Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

EP 37 to Koma/Malberg
by RoJoYo

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/11/2009
Entry & Exit Point: Kawishiwi Lake (EP 37)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 5
Trip Introduction:
Earliest venture into the Bdub for me and I expected almost anything and wasn't disappointed.
Part 1 of 9
Flew into Rochester, MN with my buddy Adam to hook up with my son and two of his co-workers for our venture into the BWCA. Although it's my third trip into the Bdub it is by far my earliest entry...May 11 through May 17. My son John has hiked the SHT and had one excursion into the Bdub. His two buddies, John and Lourens both have Bdub and north woods experience. For Adam it's his first venture.

After the 370 miles trek from Rochester we arrive at EP 37 and set out for Polly Lake. The paddle and portage in is pretty much uneventful and we take up residence on the north end of Polly Lake.