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First Solo
by Primitiveman

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/11/2013
Entry & Exit Point: Kawishiwi Lake (EP 37)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 1
Trip Introduction:
Since I was going to be in Duluth on May 11 to see the big steam engines and operate on a friends model railroad, I decided to pull a permit for on May 12 for entry point #37 and go to Malberg to catch some walleyes and do it solo with my old Town Pack canoe
Day 1 of 5
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Got my canoe loaded up. Drove to Duluth and arrived at my friend Phil's house at 10AM. Phil had planned this day of model railroading and seeing real live historic trains for a group from the twin cities months ago. I thought it would be fun to go into the BWCA and fish for a few days afterwards since I would be halfway there. As the trip approached and ice out reports got more and more ridiculous my persistent optimism was the only thing keeping the trip possible. Seeing the big steam engine pounding the rails into Duluth was really cool
I spent Saturday night the 11th in Duluth and was hoping the big winds all day were clearing ice out of the BWCA.