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Expedition 2007--Snowbank to Ima and back
by woodpecker

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/22/2007
Entry & Exit Point: Snowbank Lake (EP 27)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 3
Trip Introduction:
This expedition would be a different entry than most of our other experiences and new lakes....Snowbank was a popular entry but we thought it would be good to hit new and uncharted territory for our bi-annual BWCA Expedition.......
Day 1 of 6
Sunday, July 22, 2007
After a restfull night before at the VNO bunhouse........
Our 2007 trip started out with the tradition of breakfast at Vertin's and then stopping back at VNO to pick up the leeches and recheck the canoe, making sure it was secure.... 18 miles later we pushed off from #27 into the cool waters and sunny skies of Snowbank Lake heading towards the first of 2 portages to Disappointment Lake via Parent.

We opted for the 2nd site marked on our map mainly because of the shade it provided....set up camp and

I relaxed at camp taking a well deserved nap on the canoe while the sons tried their luck at shore- fishing the rocks in either direction from camp.....

Later we cooked the traditional 1st meal of rib-eyes, mashed potatoes, and vegetables and then launched the MN III for an evening of fishing.... Nick caught the 1st fish

BUT Disappointment was a disspointment as far as big fish---many, many SMALL mouth.