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3 Nights on Cummings - 2017
by treehorn

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/15/2017
Entry & Exit Point: Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake (EP 4)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 6
Trip Introduction:
This is our 5th year in a row being able to posse up and head into the woods for a few days...and it may have been the best one yet!
Day 1 of 5
Friday, July 14, 2017

Travel day. Generally I come from the Chicago area with a couple of guys from the Milwaukee area, and we meet the Twin Cities contingent up north. But due to a few weird circumstances, I was in Minneapolis leading up to the trip, so I drove up with those three.

We headed for Wilderness Golf Course on the shores of Vermillion, because that might be my favorite course in the world. We made it up there and had an awesome evening of golf.

After golf we met the non-golfing guys for food in Ely, grabbed some leeches and last minute supplies in town and hunkered down at our bunkhouse at the A Stay Inn on the west side of town, where the Ely Outdoors Company put us up. The accommodations were very good and I think we all slept pretty well.