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Perent Lake
by landoftheskytintedwater

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/09/2009
Entry & Exit Point: Hog Creek (EP 36)
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 1
Trip Introduction:
Wanting to try a solo trip, I planned a short trip from Hog Creek into Perent Lake. I planned on camping one night at Kawishiwi Lake Campground before entering the wilderness for two nights. Bad wind and boredom brought me out an evening early.
Day 1 of 3
Thursday, July 09, 2009

Left the Twin Cities around 2 in the afternoon and arrived at Sawbill Outfitters around 6:30. As I got out of my car at Sawbill, I instantly heard someone ferociously banging on a pot in the campground. Not only had a bear come into someone's campsite, it had tried to get into someone's car. I picked up my permit and solo canoe and then headed over to the Kawishiwi Lake Campground to spend the night before entering Hog Creek. I stayed at the same site two friends and I stayed at the night before a long trip in 2006 out of Kawishiwi Lake.