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Detour to Chad
by Aldy1

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/04/2015
Entry & Exit Point: Trout Lake (EP 1)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 3
Trip Introduction:
We planned to get to Cummings via the LIS, but the bush had other plans for us.
Day 1 of 4
Friday, September 04, 2015 This would be our second trip into the bdub, but we're without one of our groupmates - so only 3 of us ventured into the wild in one canoe.

We entered the eastern side of Vermilion around 8am with hopes to get is far up Trout lake as we could on day 1. Luckily we had some strong winds going with us and we were able to cover 15 miles on big water. We reach Little Trout Lake around 3pm hoping to stay on the island on the north end of the lake. We make our way up and find that there is no sign of a campsite at all. I really should have done my homework, because I now clearly see that no one has ever rated this site before.. We check the NW site and it's already in use, which was a bummer because the next closest site is on the exact opposite side of the lake. We paddle into heavy winds across and to our delight find an open site to claim. It's a pretty simply small site, but there is a nice sandy beach to take a dip in after a long day of paddling. We drift off into the night with hopes to hop on the LIS river in the morning and make it all the way to Cummings...or so we hope.