Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

2 Families, 3 Generations
by spankatolla

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/26/2013
Entry & Exit Point: Lake One (EP 30)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 6
Trip Introduction:
As my good buddy, Gabe, and myself left the wilderness last year. We decided to include our sons and fathers in the following years adventure. It would be a first for my Dad, Joe, and a first for Gabe's dad and son, Jim and Ethan. Not to be left out, my son was ready to return to the Bdub for the first time in three years.
Day 1 of 4
Sunday, May 26, 2013

We left town around 8am. Got to VNO with minimal issues around 5:30. Got checked in, watched the movie, and picked up our last minute items. We proceeded to the Boathouse for dinner and beers. Just a heads up, The Boathouse, a micro brewery, only sells their beer. After dinner we took a lap around Shagawa trying to find a nice sunset spot. Gabe grew a little impatient on my lackidazicle driving and took the lead. We proceeded to the Ely Lodge, where we went down a nice asphalt one lane road to the lake. As we got to the lake, we both figured out this wasn't a road for cars. We high tailed it back to the parking lot without getting our butts chewed and did see a no motor vehicles sign. "Damn people from Illinois!!!!" After our heroics we proceeded back to VNO and behaved for the rest of the evening.