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Base camping the Kawishiwi Triangle, August 2018
by geotramper

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/23/2018
Entry & Exit Point: South Kawishiwi River (EP 32)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
We managed to do just about everything on this last gasp trip of the summer to the Kawishiwi Triangle. In four days and three nights we managed to paddle all of the Kawishiwi Triangle and half of Gabbro while never moving camp. We managed to base camp AND cover long distances. We explored, relaxed, and fished. We got to do all of the above. All of that made this a great trip for 4 guys looking to get away and enjoy the BWCAW one last time before summer's end.
Day 1 of 5

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wednesday afternoon at 4pm I shut down my computer, left work, and headed home to pack the last few things for our trip to the BWCAW. I was throwing the food barrel and gear safely packed in dry bags into the car as DM drove up with his gear. By 5:45pm DM and myself were on the road from Northeast Minneapolis and Jazzywine and BR were one their way from South Minneapolis. By 8:30pm we were at the Duluth Pack store picking up our permit -- with Jazzywine sending off a postdoc application on the store WiFi while the rest of us watched (critiqued) the permit video.

By 9pm we were back on the road and headed to the South Kawishiwi River Campground just southeast of Ely. After an uneventful hour and half of us hoping for moose we made it to the campground, snagged a site, and headed to bed for an early wake up the next day.