Moose R. North to Iron/LLC. First as a trip "leader"
With 5 of us total in 2 canoes (a Seneca and Boundary Waters) we were able to single portage all portages which made things go very smoothly, even with 2 first-timers and 2 other group members with 1 previous trip. We made quick work of the portage from the parking lot to the EP landing as well as the other short ones along the river and into Nina Moose. The breeze was out of the north so paddling across the lake took some work and I wondered to myself how Agnes would look when we got there. The next 2 portages went by quickly as well and we passed 3 or 4 groups before getting to Agnes. Luckily the wind had died a bit and we started looking for sites for lunch. We ended up on the north side of the lake in the middle of the 3. We liked it enough to setup camp there. I had to keep reminding myself this was a relaxing trip and we didn’t need to keep pressing for any real reason at that point. We cooked steaks over the fire and caught some walleyes before bed. Nice ending to a very nice day. I bought a pound of leeches in Ely and used an extra Nalgene bottle w/ 2 lids. One with holes drilled in and one left solid. Setup worked great and the last ones are still alive today (10 days after) This was the first trip ever taking live bait and it was very easy. I'll do it again.