Johnson Falls Weekend Trip
by BlueSkiesWI

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/10/2015
Entry & Exit Point: Clearwater Lake (EP 62)
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
This was a very short trip to "get my feet wet" wilderness camping. First trip to the BW in 5 years, first wilderness trip without my parents, and taking a lifelong friend of mine that was also a novice. All in all, the trip could not have gone any better, other than being a few days longer. The weather was absolutely perfect, we got the site we had our eyes on, the bugs were minimal (especially surprising for beginning of July), a few fish were even caught! It was a great experience.
Day 2 of 3
Saturday, July 11, 2015

While Katie slept in a little bit, I woke up early enough to take a slow paddle around the lake through the steam and watching the sunrise. We made eggs in a bag for breakfast with peppers, onions, and bacon wrapped up in a tortilla. When late morning rolled around, we decided to head to Johnson Falls. We came across the Lil Caribou-Pine Lake portage and were really taken with how beautiful Pine Lake is. This was both of ours favorite lake with the scenery. Just past the portage, there was a lot of bass slapping the water so I decided to toss a buzzbait out for a few minutes. After a few smallies were caught, we landed the boat and hiked up to Johnson Falls. The lower falls had 2 groups there so we kept going to the upper falls. We went into the water and enjoyed the cool water, took a few photos, and went back down to the lowers. There we ate some cheese and crackers for lunch. We went back down to Pine lake, caught a few more smallies, then headed back to camp. We cooked up some turkey tetrazzini and green peas for dinner, and raspberry crumble for dinner. The weather was perfect again- mid 70s, gentle winds, barely any clouds.