Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

Sawbill to Sawbill, Rain, Snow, Sun and Fun
by housty9

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/08/2015
Entry & Exit Point: Sawbill Lake (EP 38)
Number of Days: 14
Group Size: 1
Trip Introduction:
I'm not a great story teller or writer, so this could be the 1st and last:) This is the beginning of many longer trips with more travel, my 1st 20 trips in the BW was all base camping and not really seeing anything, so a couple years ago I said to myself " I need to travel and see more of the BW before my body won't let me", and that's when I started solo traveling, because it's hard to find family and friends who want to travel more then a couple miles or portages. This will be my 8th solo and most days yet, 14 all together.
Day 1 of 14
Thursday, May 07, 2015

I got up around 6:00am and visited with my wife before she had to go to work and say my goodbye's for 2 weeks (I had flowers sent to her for Mother's day, she really liked them), after Dena left for work, I finished a little packing, showered and was on the road by 10:00am, it's about a 6 hour drive to Sawbill Outfitters, I got there around 5:00 pm with a few pit stops along the way, Bill helped me get my permit and we visited for awhile (Great Guy), then I went and pick out a campsite, #5 Bill told me that was one of the best sites when I payed for it, I had the hole campgrounds to myself (kinda fitting for a solo trip), grilled hamburgers and did a little exploring around the campgrounds, then I mounted all my stuff in the canoe I needed, then carried it down to the landing, then back to the Suburban and to bed, it rain a little bit over night.