Early June 2009 EP #16 First trip for all of us
This was a travel day we didn't actually enter the BWCA until Friday.
It was the last day of school. The plan was to leave as soon as the two younger (14, 16) boys got home from school. Our oldest son (20) was home from college already. I left work early to get the car packed up so we were ready. We have two small kayaks that we decided to use and we were going to rent a canoe from Voyageur North Outfitters. The kayaks and few other items were loaded on the trailer and the car was packed. We hit the road for Ely around 4 pm Thursday afternoon. We were planning to get up to Ely and meet with Lynn and get the paper work and route planning done before going to bed. The drive to Ely went great except for the rain. We made to Voyageur North Outfitters (VNO) around 10:30 pm. Took care of the pre-trip stuff and went to bed.