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"How It All Began" (1971 Namakan River Loop from Crane Lake)
by Spartan2

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/22/1971
Entry & Exit Point: Other
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 2
Part 2 of 8

Spent 18 July in White Pigeon, where we attended the Lutz family picnic at Uncle Bob’s cottage. On 19 July we visited Jan and Dan Benyi and children and borrowed some things for the trip.

Departed White Pigeon 20 July and crossed the Mackinac Bridge about 1 P. M. Lovely dinner at Ottawa Lodge, Kenton, Michigan. Spent the first night in Brule, Wisconsin.

Took the scenic drive along the Lake Superior coast on 21 July and had breakfast at Two Harbors, Minn. Arrived at Ely 10 A. M. after coming through a misty rain and having a blowout on Minn. Hwy 1. Also made a stop to see Gooseberry Falls 21 July.

Visited at Camp Easton where Doug Bobo [camp director] looked at our route with us:

And then made equipment arrangements at Canadian Waters. Camped at the Outpost (Camp Easton, Little Long Lake), ate steak and oranges and made short side trip to Burntside Lake.