Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

Poplar to Ham, via Winchell, Long Island, and Frost
by Jazzywine

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/17/2015
Entry Point: Lizz and Swamp Lakes (EP 47)
Exit Point: Cross Bay Lake (EP 50)  
Number of Days: 9
Group Size: 6
Trip Introduction:
My girlfriend and I organized our second trip to the BWCA for four of our friends who had not been there before. We are all fit in our mid 20's with some camping/backpacking experience. I was the only one fishing on this trip. Our canoes: 3-person Souris River (rented from Seagull Outfitters), 2-person Northstar, 1-person kayak (first day only, then he had to leave) Gear MVPs: - Sawyer Squeeze water purification system - Weather Radio. More on my fishing here:
Day 1 of 9
Monday, August 17, 2015

We drove up the North Shore and Gunflint trail to stay at the Superior National forest Trail’s End Campground. There were two very bold bears around the campground that evening. One came right up to our site nearly five time, getting as close as five or ten yards… While we were awake… We had a beautiful site.