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2013 Canoe Trip
by Kendal

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/23/2013
Entry Point: Fall Lake (EP 24)
Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)  
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 9
Trip Introduction:
A good friend of mine and I planned a 7 to 9 day trip, we took 5 other adults and 2 kids. Five of us took fishing gear. Four of use had Canoe experience and Boundary Water trips under our belt.
Day 1 of 7
Sunday, June 23, 2013 Left Central WI at 2:00 am. Drove to Ely bought Fishing licenses and picked up permits. Went in a Fall Lake, we had a canoe seat break on the drive up so we fixed that before going into the water.(Made portaging this canoe very heavy the rest of the trip, fixed by screwing a big piece of wood under the seat) We had two great portages with a nice trail. We arrived at our fist camp (located on northern Pipestone lake)later named Tippy Canoe, made grilled cheese sandwiches with sausage and 5 lbs of potatoes. Three went fishing said they had great success but lost the stringer of fish. Must be true because they came back with four fish and no stringer. I helped one guy fish for the first time off of shore. I and another went to take a canoe to go fishing and tipped, I lost my bait box full of bait next to shore. We cooked up the fresh fish and enjoyed our first night. Except for me loosing my bait.