Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

August 2017
by stephenladd

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/24/2017
Entry & Exit Point: Morgan Lake (EP 45)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
Day 1 of 4
Thursday, August 24, 2017 We made it to our entry point (after a few delays due to car problems) around 2pm. The mile long portage to Morgan Lake was a little tougher than expected, but we were able to haul all of our gear and canoes in one trip. We paddled across Morgan and missed the first portage landing, and started heading down a creek instead. We realized our mistake a little too late and had some trouble getting back to the lake to find the portage, but we made it unscathed. The portage to Jake was a piece of cake after the 1 miler to start, as well as the paddle across heading to Vista. Once we made it to Vista, we set up camp on the southwest side campsite, which we thought was pretty nice. It had a great view of the lake due to the tall climb up to the campsite. Later that evening we went out fishing and found a few nice spots where the walleyes and smallmouth were hitting.