Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

Peace and Solitude on a Snowbank Loop
by oldgentleman

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/14/2009
Entry & Exit Point: Snowbank Lake (EP 27)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 1
Trip Introduction:
This trip wasn't planned out much in advance. I wasn't going to get a trip this year and then things worked out that I could. Decided to do a solo into Snowbank and go at least to Jordan. I was in real need of solitude and introspection. This was going to be an easy trip with no real schedule or mileage goals.
Part 1 of 6
On the way to Minnesota I stopped at the Sylvania Wilderness for the night. I'd never been there but my son had and also Dogwoodgirl's report increased my interest. I had heard it described as a mini Boundary Waters. They are alike in some ways but not in others. I've posted a comment on the “Other Canoe Camping Locations” forum. Once in Ely I went to Voyageur North, got my permit, rented a Spot PLB and got settled in the bunk house.