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First Ever BWCA Trip
by MOgirl

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/28/2010
Entry & Exit Point: Snowbank Lake Only (EP 28)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
This was my first ever trip to the BWCA. My husband has been twice before and has talked about the BWCA for years. I finally agree to go because I want to see what its all about. We traveled 38.5 miles including 1360 rods of portaging in 5 days. I have never worked so hard on vacation and loved it so much. I am totally addicted and ready to plan the next trip.
Day 1 of 7
Friday, May 28, 2010 Today I had to work until 3:15 pm. It was a very long day at work, I couldn't focus on anything. I was ready to go. I drive home and quickly change clothes. Stephen has the truck packed and we hit the road at 3:51 pm. A quick pit stop at Story City, IA and another stop to refuel and get something to eat at Owatonna, MN. We decide to take I-35 E and go up through Cloquet. Around 1:30 am we are just outside Tower and decide to sleep a few hours in the truck.