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Bannock Sawbill to Cherokee July 07
by Bannock

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/22/2007
Entry & Exit Point: Sawbill Lake (EP 38)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 3
Trip Introduction:
David, Julie, and I do a quick trip to Cherokee and back. The trip was very hot, the portages were crowded.
Part 1 of 6
Saturday, July 21, 2007

Julie and I, in separate vehicles, left my house at 7:00 a.m. and drove up to St. Paul to drop her car at her brother’s house. Then we picked up David at the airport at 9:30. The three of us had a leisurely drive to Two Harbors. 

We had lunch at the Black Forest. Nice place. Since we weren’t scheduled to check in at the Voyageur Motel until 6:00 p.m. we decided to pick up our permit at the Tofte Ranger Station to save time in the morning.

For future reference, don’t do that again. It was much farther than I had remembered. I think it was over an hour one way! Picking up our permit was a 2 ½ hour affair.

Once back to Two Harbors we checked in at the Voyageur Motel, walked around the harbor area, ate at the Black Forest again, went back to the motel to re-pack gear, and then to bed.