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Arrowhead Adventure
by nathanweidman

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/31/2009
Entry & Exit Point: John Lake (EP 69)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 3
Trip Introduction:
3 guys with a canoe and a kayak
Day 1 of 5

Sunday, May 31, 2009 After traveling about 8 hours we entered at EP 69 (Little John) and traveled into John to find the first camping site open, which is the one we wanted because of it's vacinity to our regular late night fishing spot. Surprised by the cold temps hovering around 40, just put on all the layers I brought and hope it doesn't rain to much right away. Camp set up and it immediately starts raining, sure feels cooler but the forecast said it shouldn't get colder so we throw on the rain gear and head out for a late afternoon fish before getting ready for our regular late night fishing. Wow, seems like it's getting colder and those rain drops are turning into sleet.......iceballs....and now it's snowing!! This defiantly was not in our forecast but I'm sure it will only last a few minutes........1 hour later and this is just too cold and snowy so we head in after only catching a few smaller northerns and a bass. Rains and sleets the rest of the night and we are unable to get any more fishing in. Very cold night!!