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BWCA 101
by Hueyav8r

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/22/2019
Entry & Exit Point: South Kawishiwi River (EP 32)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 8
Trip Introduction:
My plan was to come up with a trip for first time paddlers to the BWCA. I worked with Voyageur North for a couple ideas. Decided on #31 Farm Lake (that option is not listed in the entry points above). The plan was for an easy route with few portages. Allowing time each day to relax and/or fish.
Part 1 of 6
Our group is part of the Central Indiana Wilderness Club (CIWC). I wasn't able to have a shake down outing prior to our trip, but I met with each of the travelers ahead of time. My son John Jr also attended. This was his second trip to the BWCA. We went two years ago as a father son trip covering some of the same area. We drove up from Indianapolis, I planned two day driving. Stopped in Madison WI on the way and visited Rutabaga Paddle Sports when we were in town. Made it to Ely MN on Sunday 7/21/19. Met with John at VN, updated our maps and finished our business. We stayed in their bunk house that night which was prefect for us.