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One less item on the Bucket List - Wabakimi 2011
by jcavenagh

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/03/2011
Entry Point: Other
Exit Point: Other  
Number of Days: 12
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
We planned this trip for almost a whole year before leaving. It was almost as much fun planning as actually doing the trip. Duration: August 3, 2011 – August 13, 2011 Cast of Characters: Jim (CampKing), Pat (Sargeant Major), Pete (Sweeps), Dave (dl) Totals: 97km traveled Portages: 13 portages, total portage distance 2482m Entry Point: South tip of Little Caribou Lake 50* 20’ 22.6”N 89* 5’ 17.9”W Exit Point: Schultz’s Trail -50* 17’ 12.9”N 89* 31’ 40.0”W Outfitter: Wildwaters Canadian Wilderness Canoe Outfitters
Day 1 of 12
Aug. 2 Pete and his wife, Terri, came over and we packed up the food. Pete brought over the Seal A Meal and we all had great fun compacting noodles, pancake mix, tomato sauce, powdered milk, etc. We put the butter into my trusty food tubes. We packed up the oatmeal and tea, koolaid-type stuff, and granola. (Ya gotta have granola!) A beer or four and we were all done with that chore!

Aug. 3 - I worked until about noon on 8/3 when Pete came by and we started to pack up the gear. The phone kept me busy while I was trying to finish packing and, of course, I forgot some of the food in my fridge. At about 2, we had the packs in the car and took off to pick up Pat at the airport. No trouble there and we were officially on the road by 3:15p.m. We got to Superior, WI around 10p.m., checked into our room and went to get liquor and a few items that I had left at home, e.g. tortillas, cheese, beef jerky…