Perent Lake - father son trip
Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/14/2011
Entry & Exit Point: Hog Creek (EP 36)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 2
1st visit to Perent Lake. Have been wanting to visit Perent with 10 year old son since it seemed like an easy destination lake to get to with good fishing.
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Day 1 of 4
Thursday, July 14, 2011 Stayed at Camp 61 Bunkhouse in Beaver Bay. Woke up around 6:45am. Rented canoe from Sawtooth Outfitters. Breakfast across from entry to Sawbill Trail at Coho Cafe at ~8am. Drove about 45 min. to get to entry point #36. Put in around 10am. Hog Creek about 2.25 hr paddle, lots of turns/winds a lot, narrow. Ran into shore a bit more than expected. Ethan’s paddling a bit less helpful than hoped for but not out of range of what was expected. Only one beaver dam pullover. Another 25 min. of canoeing looking for a campsite. 1st 2 island sites taken. Got to site #12 around 1:45pm. Ethan was really excited to get an island site. Overall, nice campsite. Fire grate/sitting area on peninsula. Room and good tent pads for at least 3 tents. 3 canoe landing areas. Good swimming area right at canoe landings. Walk to latrine pretty short. No logs around fire grate for sitting. No fishing from shore b/c too shallow and gradual. Saw a muskrat or otter right by campsite while filtering water. Ate lunch of seaweed, mangos, beef jerky, trail mix and set up camp. E napped for about an hour while I finished setting up camp (hang bear bag, clothes line, hammock). Then canoed and fished a bit just NNW of campsite. Didn't catch anything. Dinner was enchiladas, which initially were good but then E said made him feel nauseous. Taught E how to set up Jetboil and had him set it up and take it apart most of the time. Generally did a good job but needed guidance to do it well. Partly sunny all day and very comfortable in shorts/t-shirt, temp. in low 70's. Overall, a good day of getting to the campsite and getting set up. Ethan was very appreciative of going camping. We were both very much looking forward to the next few days.