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Lake One loop to Snowbank
by Portage Monkey

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/26/2007
Entry Point: Lake One (EP 30)
Exit Point: Snowbank Lake Only (EP 28)  
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
I apologize in advance as I am not much of a writer. This trip was originally supposed to be 4 members but ended up just as my brother-in-law and myself. The goal was to fill in some gaps in areas we have explored between the Ensign and Kek areas to the north and the Gabbro to Isabella areas to the south. If a few fish happened to jump into our boat along the way, that would be ok too. Weather on this trip was upper 60's to low 70's, light rain and clouds half of the trip. Water levels seemed average with water temp around 50-55. Fishing was slow.
Day 1 of 5
Saturday, May 26, 2007 Got a late start leaving St. Cloud and did not arrive at Lake One until about 1pm. It did not take long to unload and get on the water, a little adrenalin and a lot of anticipation go a long way. The weather is a little cloudy but the water is calm and makes for great paddling as we loop around the north end of Lake One. As we get off the second portage from Lake One to Lake Two we hit with a downpour that takes us by surprise. It only lasts about 5 minutes but we a are soaked through...good time to take a break. After we dry out a bit we move on through Lake two and find ourselves paddling into a headwind and decide to make camp on Lake Three as campsites look to be filling up quick.