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Portage Wheeler Noob
by lyontyl

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 10/01/2020
Entry & Exit Point: Fall Lake (EP 24)
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
Headed up from central Iowa to purchase a kevlar canoe in Ely and decided to van camp and day trip.
Day 1 of 3
Thursday, October 01, 2020

Thursday night the van was packed in preparation of picking up my used, new to me, kevlar canoe in Ely. My wife and I hopped into our makeshift cabin (the van) and made our way up north.

Our van would be our vamper for the course of the next couple days. We set it up in such a way that would could comfortably sleep in the back but still have room to hold our food, clothing, some fishing gear, and the items needed to canoe around for a couple days.

We left late in the evening so at about 3:30AM we decided to call it a day and parked at Breitung Monument Park and jumped in the back for a short snooze before the morning sun greeted us.