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Embracing the Elements - Snowbank Loop
by BigOarDeal

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/06/2019
Entry Point: Snowbank Lake (EP 27)
Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)  
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
This trip was a definite change of pace for me. I have led the past three trips, and the last trip was with 7 others. This time, Tim wanted a chance to be trip leader and do all of the planning. Although I love planning, I enjoyed just going along for the ride this time. There were four of us going in on Snowbank Lake.
Day 1 of 5
The Night Before
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

We left the Twin Cities around 1 and drove to La Tourell's on Moose Lake. We rented out one of the 4-bed bunkhouses, which was perfect for our group. The drive up was uneventful. After checking in, we drove into Ely to try out the Bucky Burgers at Ely Steakhouse. The waiter easily pegged us and told us he knew we wouldn’t even need the menu. The burger was delicious. We drove back to the bunkhouse and turned in early, full of excitement for the days ahead.