Tuesday, July 29, 2014 We set out for the Bwca around 9ish. We live in Rochester, MN so the drive to Ely is about 5 hours. We had 3 duluth packs, 1 hiking pack, and 1 Alumacraft.
We stopped in duluth to check out the sites and I also picked up a map from the Duluth Pack store. From Duluth we headed to Ely and it showered a little bit on the way there. From there we headed to Smitty's and arrived around 8. The Smitty's were very friendly and then headed to the bunkhouse to plan and rest for the long day ahead of us.