EP 14 exit EP16
Saturday, June 23, 2012 The goal for day one was very challenging. Go from EP 14 to the northernmost campsite on Eugene Lake via the unmarked Slim/Fat Lake portage. We were on the water at 7:30 AM 6/23 and it was a beautiful day. Light breezes from the south and the northern flowing current made for easy paddling. We allowed for very little fishing as we figured this would be a difficult day of paddling/portaging. Fishing was limited to light trolling as we paddled but my son, Jake, managed to catch and release a nice northern and walleye in Loon and Little Loon Lake.
After a short refresher at Fat Lake, which was very clear we made it to the Eugene campsite in short order. The reward was filet mignon that we had frozen and prepacked in a thermos. A nice meal to reward a successful but tough day. An impressive one hour storm rolled through during the night and gave us a chance to test our equipment. After that nothing but sunshine the entire trip.