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Knoozer Kwest #3, Brule to Gaskin Loop
by Knoozer

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/15/2007
Entry & Exit Point: Brule Lake (EP 41)
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 8
Trip Introduction:
This will be the third trip in three years my three brothers and I have gone to the BW. It will be my fifth overall trip. I talked them into joining me after I got hooked on my first, and the B-dub spell got into them too. The first two years we traveled with a group through our church. This year due to different causes, we would be making the trip ourselves. Aside from making the reservations, we did all the planning and outfitting, a first, but probably not the last.
Day 1 of 8
Friday, July 13, 2007 Our Dad's 77th birthday. Two of my brothers and 2 nephews stop in to see him on their way from the Milwaukee area to Wausau where they will meet up with me. Our dad, probably more than any other person, is the one who introduced us to camping, fishing, and the outdoors. Even though he can't cross the room without a walker, he says he wishes he could be going with us. I wish he could too. Once they get to Wausau, we meet up with Matt and his family at a Friday night fish fry (we thought it might be our only chance to eat fish for a week if the fishing was bad). Matt is a friend who I talked into joining us (his first BW trip) only about a week ago. He was able to get off work and really fit in well with our group. I hope he is able to join us again, maybe next time with his 2 sons. That night, we packed all of our personal packs and loaded them on the trailer.