Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

The trip of a lifetime!
by WaterBadger

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/23/2019
Entry Point: Seagull Lake (EP 54)
Exit Point: Saganaga Lake Only (EP 55A)  
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
Trip: June 23 – 27, 2019 The idea for this trip was born in January of 2019 while discussing dates for our annual excursion into the wilds of Illinois. As plans were being made it was mentioned that a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) was a bucket list trip and that we were not getting any younger. A message was sent to see who was interested for a possible trip in the future. There was interest but I don't think that anyone really thought this was being taken seriously for a 2019 trip. After several conversations it was decided to commit and plan. The final party included Nate, Tony, Zach and myself (Eric). After that monies were spent, items were purchased, packs were packed and re-packed, conversations were had and everyone was set to arrive at Eric’s house on the June 21st. And before you know it, the day had arrived!!
Day 1 of 8
Friday, June 21, 2019

“The Gathering”

Zach arrived in the early afternoon and Tony was picked up at the airport after a delay or two. Once back at the homestead, packs were emptied as we tried to cut weight and eliminate any duplicate gear that was not necessary and preparations were finalized for the following mornings departure. We were to pick Nate up in Janesville the following morning at 7am. The excitement for the upcoming trip was palpable.