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QP: Lerome/Sue Falls to Cirrus solo fishing and exploring
by HighnDry

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/13/2013
Entry & Exit Point: Quetico
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 1
Trip Introduction:
A solo trip to base camp, explore ‘upper Cirrus’ and fish that I had wanted to take since the beginning of the summer. I had also considered taking my family in through this route in July but opted for Beaverhouse-Cirrus (which was a better option!). It was a 5 ½ hour trek heading in as I searched about for portages and fought a bit of wind. Coming out I fared only a little better taking 5 hours from my campsite outside of Sue Falls to the take-out at the Lerome Lake access just off the Trans-Canadian.
Day 1 of 5
Friday, September 13, 2013 Day 1 of 5 Started the day from the Twin Cities. Warm and a bit breezy but a delightful day and easy drive. Had a quick detour over to Ely to pick up a used Thermarest Guidelite series pad from an outfitter. Road work almost completed on 169 which was a blessing and I zipped in and zipped out of town quickly. Finally made it to International Falls by 9PM and stopped at the Voyageur Hotel. A great little place that is run by an older couple like a bed & breakfast. Felt as though I was walking into their living room when I entered the lobby. Good night sleep. Heading north on I35

Voyageur Hotel in Intl.Falls at dawn (next day)