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A less than disappointing trip
by portagerunner

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/05/2022
Entry & Exit Point: Snowbank Lake (EP 27)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 4
Day 2 of 5
Monday, June 06, 2022 Following a great night sleep, which can be difficult the first night in the woods, we awoke to mostly clear skies and no wind. Today we planned to finish setting up camp and explore the lake as well as the Kekekabic trail that winds through the woods near Disappointment Lake. Before we got too far, a hearty egg and bacon breakfast with some coffee from the GSI french press kicked off the morning. We did some fishing while we paddled around and pulled in several small northern but not much besides that. This lake seems to have endless structure and features to target walleye leaving us excited for the rest of the week. Once returning to camp we ventured a couple miles along the Kekekabic Trail but don't have much to report besides a view of the dense woods. That evening we had our first happy hour in the BWCA (another benefit of base camping) to go along with rib-eyes and mac-n-cheese. Can't say enough about how much better meals taste in the wilderness, not to mention the dinner view. We were treated to another clear night under the stars for a fire an awfully bright moon overhead. Given that it was the first week of June several of the nights did dip into the thirties. It was a bit on the chilly side, but it beats sleeping in a ninety-degree tent.