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Lake One to Insula in August
by Doug

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/20/2006
Entry & Exit Point: Lake One (EP 30)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 3
Trip Introduction:
Our oldest son, Adam and I spent a week in Quetico about 10 years ago. We decided we wanted to take a trip like that again. Our youngest son, Brian wanted to join us this time. We decided to choose a spot in the Boundary Waters. We had a great time, and are planning another trip for next year.
Day 1 of 5
Sunday, August 20, 2006

We drove up from Southern Wisconsin to Ely Saturday night. We picked up our permit and licences at an outfitter. We spent the night in the car at Entry Point 30, so we could get an early start Sunday morning. We had our canoe and kayak on the water at 6:00 AM. The weather was perfect. The water was very calm. We traveled through Lake One. Two short portages got us to Lake Two. Then to Lake Three, Four and three more short portages to Hudson. The longest portage was from Hudson to Insula, 105 rods. We paddled the southern end of Insula and found a campsite open southeast of the Rock on an island. It was a beautiful site. It took us ten hours to paddle and portage to our site. We wanted to make it in one day, and make day trips the rest of the week.