Paddling with friends
My paddle buddy is my wife, this is her third trip. She does great in the wilderness. She didn't fish this year.
I gently set my pack down and got my camera, my first BWCA moose spotting! A cow and her calf. She was in the water, the calf was on land. About 75 feet from us. I snapped a couple of pics and a little video, then she left. 3 out of 8 of us got to see it.
We set out and selected campsite #43, where we base camped for 4 nights. We are an older group, two guys over 50, two guys and a lady in their 40's, two guys in their 20's, and a teenage girl. Therefore, were no longer looking for 7 portage days.
We set up our camp, two tents for 4 people, and 4 people in hammocks. Fishing started slowly, mostly Northerns.
Lunch was summer sausage sandwiches and crackers. Dinner was ribeye steaks cooked on the fire grate and mashed potatoes and gravy. Always a crowd pleaser. 8 oz ribeye for everyone, I rub these with Montreal Steak Seasoning a week before, wrap in butcher paper and freeze for the trip.