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Winter Camping | Lake One
by paddlefamily

Trip Type: Snowshoeing
Entry Date: 05/03/2023
Entry & Exit Point: Lake One (EP 30)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 6
Trip Introduction:
We laid on the ice, snug in our sleeping bags atop layers of pads and waxed canvas. Earlier, one person had built a wind block to the south and west, shielding us from the mild-but-persistent breeze. Jupiter and Saturn had risen first from the southwest. Brilliant, blue light cast over the ground from the nearly full moon. It scattered light so well that we hardly used our headlamps. Stars sparkled and the occasional satellite shot across the sky. As I laid there under the big bowl of night, I could hardly fall asleep with so much beauty around me. This past March, I guided 5 other women on their first winter camping adventure to Lake One. For some, this was their first BW experience. Seasonally, I work as a winter camping guide and love sharing this incredible season with others. Traveling to our site by backcountry skis and toboggans, we spent a long weekend exploring the region around us. The only ones on the lake, we had total solitude and enjoyed a day-trip to the Pagami Creek drainage.
Please enjoy my report with photos here: