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Larch Creek to Gneiss Lake 7/29-8/1
by BecomingMinnesotan

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/28/2019
Entry & Exit Point: Larch Creek (EP 80)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 6
Trip Introduction:
2 years ago I went on my first BWCA trip and fell in love. This year I went with 4 other friends who had never been and one who was 15 last time he went.
Day 1 of 5
Sunday, July 28, 2019 Two years ago we went from Gunflint Lake to Larch and this year the goal was to go up to Gneiss Lake. This is our trip report :) ------ Around 8pm we arrive at Gunflint Pines resort where we will spend the night then leave right in that morning to Gunflint Outfitters so we can get on the water as soon as we can. We do this because we come from the west twin cities (Plymouth and Brooklyn Park) and couldn't leave until 2pm.

We quickly setup camp under a light rain and made sandwiches for our "possible lunch" we would have during our trip the next day.

By 9pm it started raining and it rained pretty consistently throughout the night. By 9:30 most of us were in our tents...though two people in our group decided to just sleep in their van because they didn't want to bother setting up stuff.

Side note: We all planned to hammock camp and only I and another person brought a tent for Sunday night so that we wouldn't have to pull everything out of our pack and then tear it back down in the AM. My tent was one of those cheap "quick setup" tents from Walmart. It literally took 60 seconds to setup.

~Gunflint Lake