June 2006 Solo... (The Foot Trip)
by Arkansas Man

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/23/2006
Entry & Exit Point: Moose/Portage River (north) (EP 16)
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 1
Trip Introduction:
This is a long account of my life long dream, of doing a solo and the events I faced during it!
Day 1 of 8
Friday, June 23, 2006

Being my first solo and it is 1100 miles to Ely from where I live and I am driving by myself. I decide to drive during the day light hours instead of my normal night time driving. So I get up at 5:30 and prepare a nice breakfast of biscuits, gravy, sausage and eggs accompanied by a cup or two of good coffee for my wife and I. I then kiss her goodbye, and promise her once again I will be careful and do nothing stupid… she goes to work and I head north. 850 miles later at the Kettle River Rest Area, I pull over for a short nap before I continue my journey to Ely.