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This Ain't no Fairy Tale! - July 2011 BWCA
by IndyScouters

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/03/2011
Entry & Exit Point: Lizz and Swamp Lakes (EP 47)
Number of Days: 9
Group Size: 6
Trip Introduction:
Trip with three brothers (One is INJONEAR here on BWCA), 2 sons and one good friend. 3 BWCA veterans, 3 rookies. Solo, tandem and triple canoes. The youngest was 13,the oldest was 50. Something we should have done before - definitely something we will do again. Entry 47 from Rockwood Outfitters on Poplar lake, base camp on Gaskin Lake. This trip was all about getting away and enjoying the BDub.
Day 1 of 9
Day one - Friday afternoon - July 1, 2011 - Joe and Mike leave Indianapolis at 4:30pm with Tomah Wisconsin as their goal for the night. Jerry, Jim, Cameron and Justin are able to get on the road to Tomah at 5:30pm. After stopping for dinner in Champaign IL at Steak n Shake and a couple of gas stops we make it into Tomah at about 1:00am (2:00am Indy time). A long day, but that will help make Saturdays drive more manageable. Checked into the Tomah Hampton Inn and got a good nights rest and a good breakfast before we started out the next morning. Justin really liked the waffles!