LIS to Steep, Lynx with day trips
Day 2: East Loon, Slim Lake, Section 3 Pond, South Lake (very muddy drag to water), Steep Lake. Very nice campsite on north end of Steep. We stayed over and day tripped on day 3. By this time, Todd, the first-timer was totally in love with the BWCA and canoeing. He has 2 younger sons, and is looking for an activity they can share. I gave him the pitch about the virtues of Scouting as well.
Day 3: Day trip: Steep, Eugene Lake, north to Gun Lake, Beartrap, walked the portage to Thumb and back, back through Eugene to Steep.
Day 4: Steep, South, Section 3, Slim, Loon, Heritage River, Heritage Lake, Lynx Lake. Beautiful campsite on a nice bluff with protected landing area. We stayed here 2 nights and day tripped day 5. Todd swore that he would be back to this campsite at some time soon. The guy is now officially hooked.
Day 5: Lynx Lake, Ruby, Hustler, Emerald, Hustler. We walked the portage to the swampy area just west of Oyster. We met 2 groups of Boy Scouts from North Carolina, and helped them with some of their gear on the way back west on the portage. A Scout is Helpful. (I remembered from my Scouting days.) There were about 20 people milling around that portage for a while, which was unusual, but fun. Back through Heritage, Ruby, to Lynx.
Day 6: Going out. Lynx, Little Shell, Shell, Paunesses, LIS River and out. Got to parking lot about Noon. Only because Stan got too far north of the portage out of Lynx. We blew 45 minutes chasing up and down the shoreline. Before we even got off the Echo Trail on the way bqck home we were discussing our plans for a trip in September. Can't wait!!