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21 day solo in August
by bobcole

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/31/2014
Entry & Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)
Number of Days: 23
Group Size: 1
Trip Introduction:
I'd been telling myself I was going to do a solo trip throughout my entire undergraduate career. School always ended up taking over my summers and I pushed my dream solo trip back to after graduation. Graduation came and then I found a new distraction, my Master's. I finally decided this was the summer for me, right before I finished my Master's. Originally, I intended to do 2 weeks but as the time approached, I decided on 3. I planned a relatively conservative route with plenty of layovers.
Day 1 of 23
Thursday, July 31, 2014

After years of planning and hoping, the big day was finally here. I didn't get to bed until 3 a.m. the night before(stayed up late with some friends grilling out, saying final goodbyes). Hit the road around 10:45 a.m. The drive was uneventful, Chicago traffic was pretty rough as expected, checked into a hotel in Duluth around 12 a.m.

Civic all loaded up for the 900 mile journey North.

Sunset somewhere in Wisconsin.