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Saganaga to South Arm of Knife Lake to Seagull
by dan1523

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/19/2009
Entry Point: Saganaga Lake Only (EP 55A)
Exit Point: Seagull Lake Only (EP 54A)  
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
A week in the Wilderness
Day 1 of 8
Friday, June 19, 2009

Our trip started on Friday at approximately 12:30 PM EST, after I (Dan) got out of work from a half day at the Sheriffs Department. When I got home I called Slick to find out how the last minute shopping had gone while I was at work. Slick, Jones, and Craig had all met here in Middlebury Indiana where we all grew up together. Slick confirmed that they were almost done at Wal-Mart and would be en-route shortly to my house. I knew this meant I only had 15 minutes or so to finish getting all of my supplies around, so I double checked my bag. All 4 of us had been to boundary waters before, however it was with a group from 8th grade back in the summer of 1997. Slick had arrived the night before after driving from Virginia Beach, Jones had flown in from Tampa Florida to Indianapolis where he met Craig. From Indianapolis Craig drove to my house where we departed towards Chicago. Traffic was horrible as we arrived there during rush hour traffic. Once we made it through Chicago we headed North to Milwaukee where we stopped in with Josh, another classmate and friend of ours. After eating dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings in Milwaukee we left at approximately 8pm CST. According to Craig’s GPS we had another good 9 hours until we were to arrive in Duluth.

Total Distance from My house to Seagull Outfitters: 754 Miles