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A great week on Good Lake
by jdlunde

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/06/2021
Entry & Exit Point: Wood Lake (EP 26)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 2
Day 2 of 6
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 "Up with the sun, gone with the wind" sums up the start to our second day. After enjoying a spectacular sunrise and quick bite, we fished our way through Wood to the portage taking us to Hula Lake. We made quick work of the portage and were soon paddling across Hula, stopping to check out an island along the way. We reached the second portage of the day by 8:30am. Feeling great and anxious to see what waited for us on Good lake, we began the 180 rod portage. With this summer being so dry i figured this particular portage would be a breeze, albeit rather long. We tried to single our gear up, down, over and under the many obstacles, but in the end surrendered to the portage gods and had to double back half way to pick up the canoes. We both let out a big sigh as we finally set out for the Good Lake narrows with fingers crossed. As we had hoped, the narrows campsite was open. After exploring the camp we both decided it was the perfect spot to stay for a few days. The afternoon was a warm one so we passed on fishing until sunset and went swimming.