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Kekekabic - a trip that ended where it started
by 30Smoke

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/11/2021
Entry & Exit Point: Snowbank Lake (EP 27)
Number of Days: 10
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
This was our 7th trip together for me and my cousin Pete, 5th with just the 2 of us. Every year our trips get better. Or actually, it is hard to rank them, as they have all been great, and hopefully we can keep that bar high - and I think we did it in 2021. In 2016 I planned a route to Kekekabic, and we pretty much followed the route I had planned that spring. Also, this is the first year we each took a solo canoe, rather than Pete's MN II.
Day 1 of 10
Friday, June 11, 2021 Left work about noon – deciding to stay at Bear Head State Park the first night of the trip. I reserved site #17, which was close to the lake and adequate for the first night of the trip. I set up the Timberline and took the NorthStar Northwind Solo down to Bear Head Lake, a short carry. I took a short paddle to the area down by the Trail Center and then up to the North Bay, hooking a small sunfish. Paddled back to my put in location, got the Canoe back on the truck, and had a good night sleep.