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8th Trip for the Winona Group
by rideride2

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/27/2023
Entry & Exit Point: North Fowl Lake (EP 70)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 8
Day 2 of 4
Friday, July 28, 2023

We woke up early to hit the water in hopes of making it to Little Caribou by 12:00pm. We made quick work of the portage into Clearwater where we enjoyed a short paddle through calm waters and onto the 200 rod portage into Caribou.

Overall this portage wasn't too bad but being the biggest one on the trip, it just carries that weight that it's going to be difficult. It was in good condition and we ended up doing fairly well on it. We decided that when we landed at Caribou we'd stake out the campsite on either side where another group would head to Little Caribou and report back. I was surprised when we entered Little Caribou to see it open. We all quickly set up camp and decided this was one of the finer campsites we've had in our 8 trips as a group. We were able to fish where we caught some decent size Bass and some walleyes just off the campsite. The morale was improving as we traveled less and landed a nice site.