4 guys and a pit bull, again...
Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/22/2014
Entry & Exit Point: East Bearskin Lake (EP 64)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 4
My ideal vacation is to spend some time in the woods with friends and my dog. my last couple of trips didn't turn out very well. After Lyme disease, poor hiking partners, unexpected encounters with venomous snakes(poor group leader), I was ready to give up on vacations in the outdoors. However, I decided to give it one more try. Since none of my friends are willing to live without wifi, I put a message on fb looking for people willing to take a trip to the bw. quickly, I got a response from one of my friends who was interested, and had two college buddies who were also interested. ok, time to try this again, with someone I've never camped with and two strangers. lets see what happens...
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Day 1 of 4
Sunday, June 22, 2014 After receiving the news that I had a 4 person party, I secured permits, and began communicating via email with the rest of the group. since I didn't know two of them, I was rather concerned/curious of their wilderness experience. After conversing with them, they seemed to have their wits, so my concerns quickly dispersed. We discussed meal plans, communal gear, trip objectives, ect. All we needed now was to wait for the big day. Mike and I live near Chicago, Rob and BJ live near St. Paul. The plan was to meet at the ranger station in grand marais at 8:00am. Mike and I drove 10 hours through the night. we arrived at the ranger station an hour before they opened.