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The Circle Tour
by tmccann

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/25/2020
Entry & Exit Point: Farm Lake (EP 31)
Number of Days: 11
Group Size: 7
Trip Introduction:
THE CIRCLE TOUR Seven paddlers began this trip on September 25 and ended October 5. Lakes: Starting - Farm Lake, Kawishiwi River, Lake One, Two, Three, Four, Hudson, Insula, Alice, Fishdance, Malberg, Koma, Polly, Townline, Kawashachong, Square, Kawishiwi Lake, Perent Lake, Perent River, Isabella Lake, Isabella River, Bald Eagle Lake, Gabbro Lake, Little Gabbro Lake, Clear Lake, Kawishiwi River, ended at Silver Rapids. 87.5 mile loop with total trip length at 94 miles. The intentions of the trip included following the old trapline routes of two trappers, Tom Parent and Bill Pembles. We celebrated the work done by Arthur H. Carhart 100 years ago as he took this same trip in preparation for writing a recreation plan. Portage between Kawishiwi and Perent Lake is open. Coordinates for Kawishiwi end: 47.835704, -91.104914 Coordinates for Perent end: 47.813140, -91.120141
Part 1 of 11
Farm Lake to Kawishiwi River. We found a campsite that comfortably slept seven. Once the tarps and tents were up we were treated to a high power electric storm followed by a double rainbow. An auspicious sign for the trip ahead.