Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

Just Slightly South East of the Gunflint Trail
by Camp Cook

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/20/2010
Entry & Exit Point: Lizz and Swamp Lakes (EP 47)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
This was the second annual “Pops and Gramps Take the Kids in to the Bush for One Last Adventure before School Starts” BWCA trip. I had heard good things about Caribou, Horseshoe and the surrounding area so the plan was to spend four days exploring, fishing and goofing off but…
…it was not to be. Things came up and this trip will have to wait until next summer. We (the entire family) did get to spend a long weekend with some great friends near Two Rivers, WI (just slightly south, east of the Gunflint Trail;); in lieu of an actual BWCA trip report, I submit the following:

The trip to Two Rivers from Minneapolis took about five hours and was neither eventful nor scenic; guess I expected this stretch of Wisconsin to be prettier. We are visiting two of our oldest and dearest friends, Griff and Britt. Griff and I met as high school freshman and became fast friends. During our junior years we both met and began dating the women who, a little later in life, would become our wives. 18 years later and the four of us are still thick as thieves. Our friends live on a pretty little chunk of heaven out side of town and soon after arriving we put the kids out to pasture, what ensued was…

A bit of this,

Saw one of these,

A bunch of this,

Spent some time here,

My favorite part of the trip,

T’was not the B’dub, just a good time spent with great people. My apologies for veering off topic but I had some trip report energy to burn off and nothing but a canceled trip to report on.

Thanks for humoring me,