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Kawishiwi to Polly (rookie trip)
by Weezer

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/25/2012
Entry & Exit Point: Kawishiwi Lake (EP 37)
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
I am an avid outdoorsman, but have never been in the BWCAW longer than one day. My roommate and I decided to take the leap. All winter I gathered gear and read as much as I possibly could about the BWCAW. After determining our goals for our first trip we decided to go with a route I read about in a book.
Day 1 of 3
Friday, May 25, 2012

After waiting for my roommate to finsh work and make a few last minute stops we arrived at Kawishiwi mid afternoon.Just befor we turned onto the road that lead to the campground we ran into a large black bear. I went for the camera,but the bear escaped befor I could snap a shot. We decided to wait until morning to attempt our entrance. So we set up camp, played a few games of cribbage, and watched some cave man tv. Between the loud campers and the adventure to come, it was tough to get any sleep.