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Wolves & Weather
by Kendis

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/10/2022
Entry & Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
The annual trip my wife and I take to the BWCA. This year we explored part of the central BWCA over the course of a week.
Day 1 of 7
Saturday, September 10, 2022

Spent Friday night and left our car at Williams and Hall on the south end of Moose Lake.

We were towed to the portage between Moose and Splash with the plan to get to Ima today. We arrived at the portage around 7:45am. I tripped in the shallow water, landed on a bunch of rocks, cut my finger, and got water inside my waterproof boots. Not a great start to the day.

The portages, especially into and out of Ashigan, were more difficult than we anticipated and we only made it to Jordan instead of Ima. USFS posted a forest fire warning at the Ashigan portages about a fire reported on the north island in Ashigan. We didn't see any fire but could smell the burnt foilage.

We camped at campsite 1203 on the north end of Jordan. This is a sprawling campsite suited to larger groups. We rolled in around 3:00, set up camp, lounged around, and went to bed at sunset (around 7:30pm).

Weather was partly cloudy, low west wind, no rain.

~Moose Lake, Splash Lake, Ensign Lake, Ashigan Lake, Gibson Lake, Cattyman Lake, Jordan Lake