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

Monday, April 19, 2010

Time to head back...We got up at 5:00 AM, packed all of our stuff, and we were on the water by 6:45 AM. Once again, the water was like glass. We took the long portage instead of the two short ones from LLC to Agnes. We saw a moose while we were coming up to the portage - 2nd one of the trip. The portage was muddy, but in decent shape.

Lake Agnes
Lake Agnes
Lake Agnes
Lake Agnes
Lake Agnes was definitely a lot calmer this time.
Paddling on Nina Moose
Paddling on Nina Moose
Nina Moose was also a definite contrast from our first day.

It only took us 5 1/2 hours to get back to the car (as compared to 8 hours getting in). Having no wind definitely made a difference.

We drove back to Ely, had Subway and Dairy Queen, and drove home. What a great trip! We really could not have asked for anything better. Just us two, seemingly (and maybe actually) all alone on Lac La Croix, with beautiful weather in mid-April.