Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

Border Route --Loon Lake to Rose Cliffs
by BlindMoose

Trip Type: Hiking
Entry Date: 06/12/2009
Entry & Exit Point: Other
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
Having just finished the Snowbank Loop with my brother in May, my friend, Justin and I hit the Border Route with the idea of getting to the cliffs above Rose Lake.
Day 1 of 5
Friday, June 12, 2009

We drove up and parked along Loon Lake, making the brief hike up the Brice-Breon trail that runs for some length along the lake. The short trip became interesting when we missed the campsite (we found out on the last day that the side trail to the site was behind a big tree that we both missed in our eagerness to begin). So we ended up a little confused when we found a stone fire pit and mossy ground to pitch a tent but no typical fire grate. We assumed that since we were not yet in the BWCA, perhaps this was the campsite, and we made camp as if it were. It ended up serving the purpose just fine. We had a brief hail storm after setting up camp, but otherwise a pretty uneventful opening day.

Distance hiked: 0.8 miles