Saturday, June 08, 2019 We’d had some gear planning sessions in the weeks/months leading up to the trip so we were prepared by the time our travel day came. We picked them up at about 6am and drove 9 hours from southern IA to Ely. We went to La Tourell’s and unpacked the truck. Then we went back to Ely (longer drive than we expected) for leeches, licenses, and a good supper at the brew pub on the main drag. Back to the bunkhouse which was great for the pre-trip gear packing into packs.