College Camping Trip
by admorken

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/01/2019
Entry & Exit Point: Mudro Lake (EP 23)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 6
Trip Introduction:
A group of friends went up to the Boundary Waters, some camping for the first time as a way to kick off the summer after a spring semester of college. It was my first time planning a trip with a group accounting for all the food, supplies and trip plan. Learned a lot about planning for the unexpected and leading others.
Day 1 of 6
Saturday, June 01, 2019~Mudro Lake
The start of our trip was twists and turns from the parking lot, along the creek into Mudro Lake. It was a rocky start for the whole group. Most of the time it was pushing off of the marsh to keep the canoe on course. Was a greater refresher for experienced paddlers and a test for the future with the first timers.
Us getting ready for our first portage. Being the leader of the trip I of course fell down while trying to portage the first canoe for the trip.
The river run and portage between Mudro into Fourtown felt like a Billy Goat. Parts brought you 100 feet above the rapid creek with a pack and canoe on your shoulders to keep things interesting. Everyone in the group learned quickly to lift with the right technique while portaging.
The paddle across Fourtown was directly into the wind making our time to camp very long, making it at 6:15 PM. Our time fighting the current also made it difficult to determine our spot on the map for most of the time on the newly found lake.
Logan and I preparing the dinner for the night... "Taco" Mac and Cheese
Willy and I admiring the bear bag set up in the dark. ~Mudro Lake, Fourtown Lake