Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

by pdesigninc

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/24/2010
Entry & Exit Point: Moose/Portage River (north) (EP 16)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
Campsites: Nina Moose Lake (out of desperation) and Boulder Bay

Canoe: Minnesota II, stuck once on the damn beaver dam

New equipment: Ultra-plush sleeping pad, Kokatat paddling boots

Portages: 18 total, all terrain including one mucky exit

Sustenance: Contemplation, Starfire, salmon, sulfite-free gorp, pancakes

Stuff lost or almost lost: 1 jalapeño pepper to the fire, 1 headlamp and GPS – both rescued before fading into the abyss

Ultimate scenery: Curtain Falls, Ontario, Canada

Weather: 70s to below freezing, rain and 35 mph gusts, 2 sensational days, thunderstorms and a black wall cloud returning to civilization

Wildlife: Beaver, crawfish, duck, Canadian Gray Jay, eagle, grouse, hawk, one large loon, owl (heard), Pileated Woodpecker

Wildlife not seen: MOOSE – they were all hanging out at Oyster Lake

Etcetera: Neither chased by a bear or the Canadian border control Nina Moose Lake, Agnes, Lake

Lakes Traveled:   Nina Moose Lake, Agnes, Lake,