Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

by MichiganMan

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/21/2020
Entry & Exit Point: Saganaga Lake (EP 55)
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 1
Trip Introduction:
Although I've been on many Quetico trips, this was my first BWCA trip. Also, this was my first solo. Hence the name "Firsts". My friend Dave was going to go with me, but was forced to back out due to unforseen circumstances. I decided I was going anyway.
Day 1 of 8
Monday, September 21, 2020 Got up early for the long drive from Michigan to Grand Marais MN. I wanted to get to GM before dark so I could take in the town a bit. The drive was uneventful. I checked into the Aspen Inn and headed into GM for dinner. Ate outdoors at the Gunflint Tavern, which was decent. Then took a walk out on the pier and island. Neat area, awesome sunset. The weather is 70s and sunny, not bad for late September. Hope it holds for a few days! Thanks to my lovely wife for not giving me any crap about leaving on her birthday!