Through the Eyes of Gabe
by BigZig

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/22/2011
Entry & Exit Point: Mudro Lake (EP 23)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 8
Trip Introduction:
This is a short pictorial that tells quite a tale. It is through the eyes of 8-year old Gabe on his first trip to the BWCA with his Mom and Grandpa. Grandpa made a great decision by letting Gabe have control of the camera for the trip so all of these photos were taken by Gabe. Gabe was part of a large 8 person group that traveled for a 5-day adventure from Mudro Lake looping through Crooked and returning across Fourtown back to EP23. The group includes three men from where I work, their daughters, me, and Gabe of course. My son was supposed to go along but couldn't at the last minute due to a scheduling conflict. I had the privilege of leading this trip and it will be remembered as one of the finest I have been on. I will let Gabe’s pictures tell the rest of the story. I have added a few comments to help clarify the pictures. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do each time I look at them.
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Mudro Lake, Sandpit Lake, Tin Can Mike Lake, Horse Lake, Crooked Lake, Papoose Lake, Niki Lake, Wagosh Lake, Gun, Moosecamp Lake, Fourtown Lake

Up early at the VNO Bunkhouse

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Rain on Horse Lake island camp site

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Grandpa and guys go look for firewood

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Fishing

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Gabe

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Red Canoe

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Underwater reverse picture

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Grandpa and me

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Mom's hammock

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Dead fish

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Cooking on the fire

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Gabe

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

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The Guys (Grandpa Big Zig Kale Erich)

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Mouse in a Canoe

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Big Zig's pike that got away!

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Portage

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Basswood Falls and Mom

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Pollen on the lake

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Erich, Alexa, and a fish

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

River and Mud

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

My last picture (Fourtown to Mudro middle portage)

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Thanks for looking - I LOVE THE BWCA! Gabe

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Lakes Traveled:   Mudro Lake, Sandpit Lake, Tin Can Mike Lake, Horse Lake, Crooked Lake, Papoose Lake, Niki Lake, Wagosh Lake, Moosecamp Lake, Fourtown Lake,