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No disappointment on Disappointment
by carmike

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/25/2014
Entry & Exit Point: Snowbank Lake Only (EP 28)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
Weather like this, in late September, in northern Minnesota. Why NOT go on a trip?
Day 1 of 4
Thursday, September 25, 2014

My plan is to propose to my girlfriend. We've been blessed to travel all around the world, to see amazing places, to do amazing things. But we --even before dating-- took camping and hiking trips to some amazing places here in Minnesota. The weather forecast was amazing, so I proposed a last-minute trip to the BWCA as a get-away from work and stress and responsibility. She agreed. 

Arrive in Ely fairly late. Pick up permit, hustle to Snowbank entry, drop stuff in canoe. Paddle through Snowbank and Parent, portage into Disappointment, and take the first camp we find. It's crappy, but we plan to move and darkness comes early this time of year. On the way in, we picked up a few chunks of driftwood from the shorelines...this makes for a nice short fire before heading to the tent.