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Kicking Back on the Kawishiwi
by thlipsis29

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/17/2011
Entry & Exit Point: Lake One (EP 30)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
Despite its popularity, I'd never done a trip from Lake One and I was curious to see this area. Also, I'd never done a trip with only four people; we're usually a group of eight, but for a variety of reasons only four of us could make it this year and I was shocked how much faster you can travel and get things done with a group this size. Lastly, this is only the second time in thirteen trips that I've paddled without any rookies, and it's amazing the difference that makes as well.
Day 1 of 6
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We arrived in Ely shortly after 6:00 p.m. Had to stop at Spirit of the Wilderness to pick up our canoes and then off to Sir G's for dinner. During dinner we realized that we had forgot to pack the cast iron skillet, so we'd have to stop some place in the morning to either buy one or rent one. I have to admit that I was concerned this might be a bad omen for our trip but thankfully I'd be wrong about that. After dinner we went back to Erik's (Buzz17) house and started packing gear and had some time to X-Box it for awhile. Nice way to kick back and enjoy the time before getting up at 4:30 on Wednesday morning.