Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

An introductory trip for Dad
by Mad_Angler

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/21/2009
Entry & Exit Point: Saganaga Lake (EP 55)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
I had talked with dad about my trips to the BW. He had done similar trips as a boy and always wanted to go to the BW. In January, I asked him to go to the BW over Memorial Day. He was very excited. This is the story of that trip…
Day 1 of 5
Thursday, May 21, 2009: Wednesday and Thursday getting to Seagull Outfitters.

Wednesday was my last chance turkey hunting. I got up at 3am and gave it one last try. I saw some birds but couldn't get one close enough. I worked from 8am til noon. At noon, I had lunch with my wife and finished packing. I left home around 4pm.

I drove to my dad’s house in northern Wisconsin. The drive was uneventful. I arrived and we went out for dinner. We talked about all the details of the trip.

Thursday, we got up early and hit the road. We had lunch in Two Rivers and got to Grand Marias around 2pm. We bought licenses and minnows at the hardware store in Grand Marais. (more on the minnows later in the report).

We stopped at Windigo lodge on the Gunflint Trail. We bought a 6 pack of beer in plastic bottles and some vodka in plastic bottles.

We arrived at Seagull Outfitters around 4pm. We quickly got our last minute details settled, organized our stuff, and checked out our room in the bunkhouse.

We went to dinner at the Gunflint Lodge. The Lodge was very nice and appeared to be a perfect place to return with my wife. Unfortunately, the steaks were okay at best…

We got back to Seagull, tried some fishing from their dock, and went to bed early.