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The best laid plans....
by Bearpath9

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date:
Entry & Exit Point: Wood Lake (EP 26)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 1
Trip Introduction:
Well, this trip didn't go according to plan. I overestimated myself, and underestimated my route. But I managed to adjust to the weather and other things to have a good trip. Like another old saying "A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work."
Part 1 of 6
I got to Ely about 2-2:30 and went to Cliff Wolds to check in. Got the bunkhouse key from Ryan, and talked to him for awhile. He graciously offered to drop the canoe at the EP that night so I could just head there right away and not wait for him to open. Then I went down to Spirit of the North to see if they had the map I wanted, and they did. Drove down and scouted the EP and then went back to town and checked out Zups new location. Love the bigger parking lot. Finally, I went to the bunkhouse, ate, and re-checked my pack, then went to sleep.