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Kawishiwi to Sawbill in the rain

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/23/2014
Entry Point: Kawishiwi Lake (EP 37)
Exit Point: Sawbill Lake (EP 38)  
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 3
Trip Introduction:
First trip with the new puppy and getting my son ready for a short-border trip with his camp in August.
Day 1 of 5
Monday, June 23, 2014 - Through some miracle of nature my 13 year old son woke up early and made us breakfast, so we were on the road by 7:30. The new puppy is not a big fan of the car, and barked all the way to Duluth, but settled down and napped thereafter. We made it to the Sawbill outfitters by 12:30 (with many stops for puppy potty breaks on the way.) and changed our clothes and transferred our gear for our shuttle to Kawishiwi. To keep things easy and mellow with the puppy we paddled around Kawishiwi until we found a nice site and just stayed there. We enjoyed veggie packets and bratwurst over a fire for our traditional first night meal, paddled around for fun, and were in the tent and asleep by 9.  The puppy loved swimming, running around the campsite, and snuggling in the tent, but was pretty unsure about the canoe.