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We took some first-timers to Knife/Cherry
by cyclones30

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/08/2019
Entry & Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
Last year my wife and I took our first trip as just the two of us and it went great. The previous couple of trips we'd taken some first-timers and this year it was no different. We took another couple that had never been to the BWCA and they wanted to come along and check it out. On our big wall map in our kitchen, we mark all our previous routes and noticed a big hole in the middle. We begun plans for a trip to the Knife area.
Day 1 of 8
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.