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Ruby's First Trip
by adludwig

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/04/2015
Entry & Exit Point: Crocodile River (EP 66)
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
I snuck in a Labor Day weekend trip with my oldest daughter. She had been paddling with me throughout the summer, so we decided she was ready to brave the wilderness.
Day 1 of 3
Friday, September 04, 2015

I peeled out of work at around 2:30pm on Friday to scoop up Ruby, my seven year old daughter. We loaded up the canoe and the rest of the gear and stopped for a quick pre-trip picture.

We headed onward to Duluth and stopped in the Duluth Pack store to get our permit. I was excited for Ruby to watch the L.N.T. video and I made her take the test all by herself. She got every question right! We then looked around the store for a few minutes and she found a souvenir she wanted to get. I let her pick out a BWCA patch for her backpack.

We then went back to my brother's place in Duluth to spend the night.