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Ensign in October
by Barnabee

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 10/17/2012
Entry & Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 6
Trip Introduction:
The women are always having girls night out while we men stay home with the kids. We earned a few nights together. Fishing and hunting sounds good. Big escape sounds good. BWCA fits the bill. Ensign is the we go.
Day 1 of 5
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The plan is to meet asap after work and pack our gear and hit the road from Saint Peter. Being that there is some duplicate gear, we spent some time weeding out a few extra items. Also, having some new to the BWCA campers, we made some recommendations on what to leave behind. Everything went into plastic bins in the canoe trailer because we didn't want to spend time packing duluth packs tonight. Hit the road in the dark, knowing the next time the sun was up, we'd be in a whole new world. As we got within a half hour of our stop, the fog set in and the deer came out. There were deer on ever curve, straight away, and ravine! We got to our camper cabin at Bear Head State Park around midnight. It sure was a nice,cheap place to crash for a few winks before hitting the water in the morning.