Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

One to remember
by ferris51

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/08/2022
Entry & Exit Point: Saganaga Lake (EP 55)
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
Originally we planned to get to Ester and try our hand at catching some trout. It was also an introduction to the bwca for my buddy, but things didn't quite go as planned.
Day 1 of 3
Wednesday, June 08, 2022 Slept in my truck in Grand Marais the night before and got up nice and early for breakfast at South of the Border cafe, always so good. Went up the Gunflint to Seagull Outfitters and got a tow to American Point. We were able to make good time down to Ester and set up camp at the first site on the east side, by the portage to Ashdick. It's a nice campsite, we had room for our two hammocks, but there probably wouldn't have been room for more hammocks. There would be plenty of room for 2-3 tents. The mosquitoes on the portages and in camp were unreal. If you had any flesh exposed you got swarmed.