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2014 - Second trip to BWCA
by 30Smoke

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/05/2014
Entry & Exit Point: East Bearskin Lake (EP 64)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 7
Trip Introduction:
After learning many lessons on my first trip, I was looking forward to redeeming myself and proving I had the skills to canoe & camp in the wilderness. Group of seven. Me, wife Shayne, Cousin Peter, his wife Sheila, Peter's children Karl & Elizabeth, and Karl's friend Chad.
Day 1 of 6
Monday, August 04, 2014 Shayne & I left Monday morning August 4, planning to meet Peter, Sheila, Elizabeth, Karl, and his friend Chad in Duluth at the Thompson Hill Rest Area & Information Center. The most amazing view of Duluth and Lake Superior. I always know when I reach the overlook, I am going to the BWCA (or Heaven).
It is amazing that we arrived within minutes of each other. After a quick break, we were on our way to Grand Marais and the Gunflint Trail! We stopped for leeches and gas in Grand Marais, got some snacks, and started North for East Bearskin Lake Campground. We set up camp and enjoyed the evening before getting to bed early for an early start the next day.