June 15, 2011 Solo Trip
I depart Buffalo by truck and arrive in Ely about 3:30 PM and go directly to the Kawishiwi Ranger Station and pick up my permit. I then go to VNorth Outfitters where I had reserved a spot in the Upper Loft bunkhouse and checked in. From there I decided to go to the International Bear Center and spent some time there. Then I decided to go to the Ely Steakhouse for a steak dinner before turning in early at VNorth so I could get some needed rest for an early start the next day.