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The Escape of the Common Cubicle Man
by Skarc75

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/15/2017
Entry & Exit Point: Wood Lake (EP 26)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
My trusty pal and I both work for the man, however, for three to five days each year, we are self-employed BWCA voyageurs with a thirst for solitude and hungry walleyes. Each year we look forward to our BWCA trip with the same amount of anticipation that a puppy would feel with a treat placed on his nose. The trip brings us back to Ely (where we both attended college), allows our spirits to reconnect with the natural world and also feeds our borderline unhealthy fishing habit.
Day 1 of 5
Thursday June 15, 2017

It's Time.

The lawn has been mowed, and I've passed complete control of the homestead over to the fiance (she loves it). With a sack full of well-used camping gear and Def Leppard banging through the Cherokee's speakers, I headed out towards our rendezvous point (Buhl). Once there, I plan to pet my pal's dog and crash on his couch. After all, we plan to hit the dusty trail towards Ely at 0500 hours.