The first day of our trip starts in the bunkhouse at Seagull Outfitters on the Gunflint Trail. We have arranged a 0700 tow to Hook Island on Saganaga Lake and plan to enter the Quetico using a Fall's Chain entry permit.
The weather is great and the waters of Cache Bay are calm making our crossing go quickly. After paying our camping fees and visiting with Janice at the ranger station we portage past Silver Falls (130 rods) and head up Saganagons Lake. Deadman's Portage (58 rods) is next and soon were are passing by the first set of falls.
Four Falls is a series of rapids and water falls that are split by an island in the middle. Two easy portages (56 and 20 rods) get you around this area.
Bald Rock Falls is next. It is aptly named for the "bald rock" that you must traverse over (11 rods) right next to the falls.
Just south of Bald Rock Falls is a nice campsite. We set up camp here for the night.
After a nice dinner of venison steaks and mash potatoes we enjoy a lovely evening of fishing below the falls and watching a beautiful sunset.