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Smoke Lake - July 2009
by spankatolla

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/28/2009
Entry & Exit Point: Sawbill Lake (EP 38)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 7
Trip Introduction:
This is my son (Jake) and myself's second trip of the year. But this time we were introducing our friends to the BWCA for the first time. This trip would consist my friend and coaching buddy (CJ), his dad (Chuck), Jaron (12), Joe (10), and Austie (8). We took two canoes - one 18.5 foot aluminum canoe and a 14 foot Royalex canoe.
Day 1 of 5
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Left town at 11:15 am and drove straight thru with gas/potty/and a supper break.

Stopped in Two Harbors because CJ forgot a bag of goodies. Made PB and J on the canoes in the parking lot of Pamida. Got to the Sawbill Campground around 9:30. Set up camp in the dark. Made a quick campfire, but wood was wet. Our neighbors warned us about the campground bear.