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BSA Troop 409 Granite River 2022
by Cricket67

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 08/22/2022
Entry & Exit Point: Magnetic Lake (EP 57)
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 4
Trip Introduction:
Third annual Troop 409
Day 1 of 8
Sunday, August 21, 2022~Gunflint Lake, Magnetic Lake, Clove Lake, Gneiss Lake

Introduction/Day 0 After having a trip cancelled with the BWCA fire closure last summer, BSA Troop 409 would send 4 intrepid explorers up the gunflint trail in August of 2022. This would be the 3rd trip for troop 409 in as many years, as we try to establish an annual BWCA excursion into the troop itinerary. This is to be the first BWCA trip for Eric and Gavin, 4th for Rayn, and somewhere north of number 20 for me.

The trip got underway on Sunday morning, as Eric(Dad) and Gavin(13yo Son) drove up our driveway. Rayn (new Eagle Scout!) and myself quickly loaded our gear, went through our checklist one more time, and said goodbye to Mrs. Cricket. The drive was uneventful. First stop was picking up Culvers for a quick lunch at Lakeview Park and a fill-up in Grand Marais. We arrived at Voyageurs Canoe Outfitters at the end of the gunflint mid-afternoon in plenty of time to finalize the packing of our gear, go over our planned route, and just enjoy the Northwoods for the evening. Gavin even took a dip in the Seagull River. We very much enjoyed the pizza Voyageurs has available and set up in our bunkhouse.