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Fire lake solo
by Armored

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/22/2013
Entry & Exit Point: Lake One (EP 30)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 1
Trip Introduction:
Day 1 of 6
Saturday, June 22, 2013 Left mom and dads at 5:30 am . Got to the ranger station at 8:30 am. Filled with gas and headed to EP 30. On the water by 9:30 am. Got turned around heading north but found the river in about 20 min. No wind till the first portage and bucked it on lake 2,3,4 . Got very disorientated on the second half of lake 4. Had to stop at a site to check the crapper (#1498) with my gps . It is very hard judging distance with so many bays and islands . The portage from lake 4 was so bad with bugs I might need a transfusion . Got to 1372 at 4:30 pm! Great site , flat rocks good trees for my hammock and tarps . Ate chicken and rice , cleaned up camp and in the hammock by 7:00 pm LONG DAY. 10 1/3 miles , 4 double portages , 3 eagles, many loons , and wolf scat on #3 portage and a beaver on fire lake. Site 47*55.576N 91*21.473W