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Snowbank to Kekekabic July 2010
by moss13

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/06/2010
Entry & Exit Point: Snowbank Lake (EP 27)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
Our first bwca trip starting on Snowbank. Have been wanting to see Kekekabic lake for a long time now. We chose the long route to Kek as all of the lakes on this route were a first for us. It would take 19 portages to reach Kek from Snowbank.
Day 1 of 7
Tuesday July 07, 2010

On the road at 10:47 this morning for Ely. Stopped for lunch in Cloquet. Arrived in Ely at 3:25pm. Went to Piragis to pick up our permit and bought an axe for firewood. Stopped at the Boathouse for some good beer. Lots of people out and about today. Some guy driving around in an army jeep with a machine gun in the back. Circus must be in town or is this the new law enforcement in Ely?

We stopped at the Chocolate Moose for dinner and more good beer. They had a surprisingly good selection of beers. Very good food as well. We then drove to our destination for the night, Smitty's on Snowbank. Arrived there at 7:35pm. It was our first time there and on Snowbank. Had another beer at the lodge then went to our room and finished packing our gear for the following morning. Had our chocolate moose cake for dessert and were in bed at 11:45pm.