Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

Across the Divide and Back
by cowdoc

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/14/2009
Entry Point: Cross Bay Lake (EP 50)
Exit Point: Missing Link Lake (EP 51)  
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
Wanted an EP near Tuscarora Lodge since my daughter (lilcowdoc) is working there again this summer. Just me and the 2 boys this year, so we asked our friend Jordan to go and round the group out to 4. Jordan had been up once before and was happy to go again. Trip report will be kind of in note form. I took it from my journal scribblings.
Part 1 of 8
Saturday June 13th. Dark, rainy morning when we left. Picked up Jordan and headed to Madison. The rain cleared out somewhere near the Dells. Saw a big bear cross 53 near Superior. Talked on cell phone to Izzy and waved as he drove past us somewhere near Lutsen. He had been on Alpine all week.Got gas at Buck's in GM. Temp was 57! Got to Tuscarora, met LCD and settled into bunkhouse and then went to Trail Center for a quick supper. It was 72 up on the trail and 10 day forecast looked good. Chatted with a group of Boyscouts from Kansas who were going to do a loop similar to ours from last year.