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Bower Trout in early August
by dogwoodgirl

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/03/2009
Entry & Exit Point: Bower Trout Lake (EP 43)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 5
Trip Introduction:
This was my annual trip with kids I've introduced to the bwca-my son Jesse, my god-daughter Alex, my friend ML's son Jules, and a new "kid" from work, my friend Robin. Skill levels were somewhat uncertain, so we stayed pretty flexible as far as routes and distance covered. It's more abut having fun than pushing to the breaking point!
Day 1 of 6
Monday, August 03, 2009 Alex drove up from Kansas 2 days ago, and Jules has been picked up and is set to crash on my couch. Robin and I have been obsessing about gear and maps and expectations at work whenever it's slow. The rest of the group have all been on at least 2 trips, but this is Robin's first time. I think it's a toss-up as to who is most excited...I love introducing the bwca to new people! Everyone's gear has been checked and packed, the canoe is on the car, the permit confirmation is in my daypack, and the note to remember the burgers in the freezer is posted prominently above the stove. We're all too excited to sleep, but we head off to bed early anyway.