FIRST BWCA TRIP
by 31INCHEYE

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/01/2009
Entry & Exit Point: Sawbill Lake (EP 38)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
MYSELF, MY WIFE, MY 17 YR OLD TWIN BOYS HEAD OUT OF SAWBILL FOR OUR VERY FIRST BWCA TRIP..WINDS OUT OF THE NORTH WITH A SLIGHT DRIZZLE OF RAIN..WOW WHAT A SIGHT LOOKING NORTH DOWN SAWBILL LAKE.
Day 1 of 4
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 AFTER ARRIVING SAWBILL OUTFITTERS AT 8AM WE LOAD THE CANOES AND DEPART THE LANDING BY 9AM.( IF MY SONS HAD THEYRE WAY WE WOULD HAVE NEVER LEFT SAWBILL OUTFITTERS BECAUSE OF THE VERY NICE AND CUTE YOUNG GAL WORKING THE OFFICE AREA) WITH A SLIGHT WIND COMMING OUT OF THE NORTH, WE KNEW WE WERE NOT GOING TO GET A FREE RIDE TO THE NORTH END OF SAWBILL. SO A PADDLING WE DID PAST THE MANY BEAUTIFULL ISLANDS THAT POP OUT OF SAWBILL LAKE. SINCE THIS WAS OUR FIRST TRIP, WE WERE GOING TO TRY AND MAKE CAMP AT ONE OF THE CAMPSITES ON THE NORTH END OF SAWBILL AND DO SMALLER CANOE TRIPS FROM THERE. WE LOCATE THE CAMPSITE ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE LAKE WITH A SMALL ISLAND DIRRECTLY IN FRONT OF IT. MY WIFE AND I LEFT THE BOYS THERE AND CONTINUED FURTHER NORTH TO CHECK OUT ANOTHER CAMPSITE. WE DIDNT LIKE THAT SITE AS WELL SO WE RETURNED TO WHERE THE BOYS WERE AND SET UP CAMP. AFTER ALL THE WORK WAS DONE WE DID A LITTLE HIKING AROUND CAMP, SEARCHED FOR FIRE WOOD, AND JUST SAT BY THE LAKE AND MARVELED AT ITS BEAUTY. AFTER A NICE LITTLE FIRE THAT NIGHT WE TURNED IN PRETTY EARLY BECAUSE WE LEFT THE MINNEAPOLIS AREA AT 3AM THAT MORNING..NONAME STEAKS ON A STICK FOR THE FIRST NIGHT, GIVE THAT A TRY, YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID..