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How to Destroy an Aluminum Canoe
by BigOarDeal

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/10/2015
Entry & Exit Point: South Kawishiwi River (EP 32)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
Two pairs of newlyweds take on the boundary waters! I had been to the BWCA one time about 8 years prior and thought this would be perfect adventure for the four of us. The other three had never been there, so I would be our (unqualified) trip leader. It turned out to be quite the adventure!
Day 1 of 5
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Inn

The goal today was to leave the Twin Cities around 6 pm and get up to our motel layover in Babbitt by 10 pm. With excitement, the four of us crammed all of our gear inside the car and we were off! After a quick Chipotle stop, it didn’t take long and we reached our destination for the night: ‘Alder Place: The Inn’ in Babbitt. Why did we stay here? Not sure. But we all got a huge kick out of it. You actually had to move one of the beds in order to open the door. Most definitely a fire hazard, but it felt like a good start to the trip.