A Week On Knife
Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/31/2007
Entry & Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 2
Wanting to return to the BWCA since my first trip back in 2004. I hook up with my son John (also an avid backpacker who is currently section hiking the SHT) who lives and works in Rochester, MN for his first time trip to the BW.
Part 1 of 8
Sunday, July 29, 2007 + I fly out of Cincinnati, connecting in Minneapolis and arrive in Rochester (Rochester is where my son lives and works), arriving there about 7:30pm. The plan is to combine our gear upon arrival and get an early start for the BW in the morning. However, it wasn’t long before I get the bad news that good ol’ Northwest Airlines has ‘lost’ both my bags, which of course contained all my gear. The gate agent told me that I would ‘probably’ have it by mid-afternoon the next day. Can you say ‘panic’? Fortunately, the last flight of the day into Rochester from Minneapolis had my bags on it and they arrived at my son’s place around midnight…by taxi.