by paddelingruth

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/20/2018
Entry & Exit Point: East Bearskin Lake (EP 64)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 2
Day 1 of 6
Monday, August 20, 2018
We got an early start however had failed to check on what time Trail Center end opened. They open at 8:00 we left the Bunk house at 6:30 a.m. it is only about 10 or 15 minute drive. We did decide to go back and eat at Trail Center and then put in. It is a great place to enjoy other people heading out and great food. Ended up one of those groups were also putting in on East Bear Skin.

We were the first ones at East Bear Skin area #64, another canoe was just returning with two guys who had been camped on Canoe Lake site #701 with a 4 star rating, that is the spot we were hoping to head to today. We were excited to hear it was empty. We were taking our time and unloading the canoe and gear, when all the sudden 3 other vehicles pulled up and started unloading their gear. It was pretty crazy with 3 sets of people putting in at the same time. Each of the other groups had two canoes each. We just kind of hung back and let them go. It was about 9:45 when we started paddling. It was a long paddle on East Bear skin, we started out with sprinkles and our rain gear on. It seemed like the other two groups were planning on camping on Alder, which worked out great for us. We crossed into Canoe and the campsite we wanted was available. We were moved in and set up by 2:30. So glad to be there and ready to enjoy the rest of the day. It was very overcast from the fires in Canada and the rainy weather. Today we explored the Canoe lake some and watched quite a few other canoes on the portage into Canoe lake come over and check out the camp beside of us. We had our T-bone steaks and Baked Potatoes for supper, MMM good! We were in bed by 7:45 p.m. Hardly any mosquitoes.