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Adventure? Who Said Anything About THAT?
by WonderMonkey

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/01/2019
Entry & Exit Point: Moose Lake to Prairie Portage (EP G)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 6
Trip Introduction:
Planned starting over a year ago, six people go on a trip. Some are stunned by the adventure, others not so much.
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Intro Thanks to the forum for helping make this trip a success. I couldn't have made it as smooth without you.

Players Me - Me

Mikey - My main outdoors buddy

BIL - Brother in law. Good guy.

Nephew: The main fisherman of the group. He prefers to catch and release. He's 27 at the start of the trip and has a birthday along the way.

JS: A long-time friend of BIL and is extremely hard to communicate with. He can't stay on topic and when posed with questions, answers with things that are slightly related. He has made a few Quetico trips in the past, so I would at one point defer to his experience, but this went away after a while. JS has made those trips with a group of people, and they own three canoes. It has been about five years since his last journey.

JS's Son: A sophomore in HS. He is very lazy, and JS allows it.

Group The group overall has some physical issues. Two have shoulders that should have surgery, which makes portaging and paddling painful, and one is a diabetic with an open wound on the pad of his foot. All this comes into play later.