Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

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by nofish

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/16/2012
Entry & Exit Point: Skipper and Portage Lakes (EP 49)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
My wife and I started going to the BWCA together last year. This was our second trip together and first time into this particular area.
Day 1 of 5
Wedesday, August 15th

Day before entry:

I had to go into the office for at least part of the day on Wednesday before heading north, needless to say I wasn’t as productive as I could have been during the few hours I was there. While I was at work the wife was at home getting a few last minute things ready to go. When I got home we threw the dog in the car and we were on the road headed to Rockwood Outfitters by 1pm. The drive up was uneventful with minimal traffic. We pulled into Rockwood about 6:45 and got settled in to the bunkhouse. We found the bunkhouse to be clean, comfortable and really spacious considering it was just the 2 of us and a dog in a room that slept 8.

We had heard great things about Trail Center so we headed off to find some dinner. The reviews I had heard were spot on. The food was great and we had a great server. After dinner it was back to the bunkhouse and an early bed time.