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2005 Trip...6/26-7/1 (Mudro- Crooked)
by woodpecker

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/26/2005
Entry & Exit Point: Mudro Lake (EP 23)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 3
Trip Introduction:
We left IA. for the wilderness of Northern MN. about 7:30 Sat 6-25 making a fishing rod stop at the huge sidewalk sale at Cabelas in Owatanna before arriving in Ely and VNO about 2:30 in the afternoon... My son, Nick, and I checked in with Lynn at VNO and got the bunks for the night and also picked up our permit at the Wolf Center while waiting for the arrival of Adam, the "other" son... That evening we shopped Ely for some take home t-shirts and dined at Cranberry's with their awesome rib special (recommended by all of us), packed our gear and hit the sack to rest for the start of our 2005 adventure..
Day 1 of 6
Sunday, June 26, 2005

Left the Mudro start point after checking in at the parking lot...about 8:30 A.M. and headed for the
Fourtown portages..known for their rocks....Passed through Fourtown, into Boot, Fairy, and Gun before
arriving at Gull about 2:30 P.M.

With no one else on the lake, we had our pick of the three sites, choosing the first...
We setup camp and fished from shore off the rock points..picking up several wallies and smallies before

Supper that night consisted of ribeyes mashed potatoes and peas and carrots....really hit the spot after
paddling that day...

After cleanup we launched the MN3 to the opposite shoreline, hoping to re-locate the Walleyes we'd
found in 2001...caught a few but not like previously...

Paddled back to camp and built a nice pre-bed fire. That night we were awakened to a thunder and
lightening show complete with the downpour...