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Horse Lake
by gshepard

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/28/2015
Entry & Exit Point: Mudro Lake (EP 23)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 9
Trip Introduction:
Our group consisted of 4 adults (1 newbie) and 5 kids (3 newbies) (ages 8, 13, 13, 17, 17). I recently turned 41. This was my 6th trip as well as my 61 year-old mother-in-law's. Last year I did a 5 day trip to Gabbro with my now 8 year-old son, 55 year-old uncle and his 13 year-old. The remainder of the group are all first timers to the BWCA (my dad 66, and 3 boys age 13, 17, 17)
Day 1 of 6
Monday, July 27, 2015

I'd spent many months planning the trip and the day finally had come. Half of the group was from the Green Bay area and the other half from Madison. We met up in Wausau to drop off a car and caravan up to Ely. My 8 year old and I hopped in the van and were off to pick up my mother-in-law. We met the rest of the crew in Wausau and made our way to Ely where we'd be staying at Cliff Wold’s Outfitting Co. Bunkhouse. Not knowing what to expect, it was a room with bunk beds ;) It was quite hot and humid and unfortunately around mid-night one of the 13 year-olds had to throw up. The two 13's ended up sleeping outside on the porch along with my uncle due to the heat. Thankfully when we got up in the morning he was feeling much better. Too much junk food on the way up and a hot room were a bad mix.