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august duncan heat!
by bwcasolo

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/26/2013
Entry & Exit Point: Duncan Lake (EP 60)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
this was our yearly trip back to one of our favorite base camp and hiking areas'.
Day 1 of 7
Monday, August 26, 2013 after 2 very nice days spent in grand marais, where we dined and stayed at the shoreline inn, we headed up the road to duncan lake. parking the car and unloading it was apparent that it was going to be warm and buggy as the skeeters were out in force. we portaged into duncan and went to our favorite site just to the left. getting out we noticed no breeze and decided with the newly hatched sketters, a site on the north side of the lake, with breeze would be best. it was hard to leave such a nice site, but in the end it was the best decision. across the lake we went, and the north site was open. the heat began to warm up the day and the sketters were terrible. i could not believe the bugs, this time of year. it felt like july. with a tent, that was too warm for the unusual weather, and the bugs, making a comeback, retreating into the water was our salvation, it was great.