Perfect April Trip


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Dates:April 16-19, 2010
Entry Point:16 - Moose/Portage River North of Echo Trail (BWCA)
Type:Canoeing
Lakes:Agnes, Lac La Croix, Nina Moose

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Beach on Lac La Croix
Beach on Lac La Croix
The wind was still pretty strong, but it had died down enough to allow some exploration of the lake. A big reason we wanted to go to LLC was so we could fish (northerns and smallmouth are open year-round on many of the border lakes). We didn't fish much today, though. Instead, we paddled around looking at the different campsites. We explored Tiger Bay and a campsite with a sandy shore on an island near the Canadian border.
Cliff by Campsite
Cliff by Campsite
We heard ruffed grouse drumming throughout the day. We actually scared one up while we were exploring a cliff by our campsite. Even though I grew up in northeastern Minnesota, I don't think I ever really heard a grouse drumming. We were both surprised at how loud they were. The sound reminded me of a helicopter off in the distance. We heard many, many more throughout the weekend.
Enjoying Hot Chocolate
Enjoying Hot Chocolate
Auralee's Northern in Boulder Bay
Auralee's Northern in Boulder Bay
We spent the afternoon relaxing. The wind died down some in the evening, so we went fishing. Auralee caught a few northerns.