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Loop from Snowbank to Lake 1
by spankatolla

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/15/2012
Entry Point: Snowbank Lake (EP 27)
Exit Point: Lake One (EP 30)  
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
Yearly trip taken with my friend Gabe. I have always wanted to do this trip and Gabe would get his first taste at doing a loop.
Day 1 of 5
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Arrived at Voyager North Outfitters and picked up permits, bait and odds and ends. Dropped off the Jeep keys to Kawishiwi Lodge and left Snowbank Landing around 1pm. Got our butts kicked on the portage to Disappointment. As we reached Ahsub Lake, contemplated staying or moving on. All sites were taken. As we made our way through some of the muck, Gabe broke one of my poorly designed paddles, thats why there is a spare. We made our way through Jitterbug, Adventure, Cattymen and Jordan. Storm was rolling in and getting late. All sites taken on Jordan. On to Ima. First two sites taken, but one site offers us information that the south island site was open at 3. We got the site. Gabe started the fire, while I set up the tent, in the mist. Gabe cooked steaks and potatoes for dinner. Fire went out and Gabe went to bed, while I stayed up and watched the lightning to the south light up the sky with loons calling in the background.

Snowbank Lake, Disappointment Lake, Ahsub Lake, Jitterbug Lake, Adventure Lake, Cattyman Lake, Jordan Lake, Ima Lake