Just like last July, I was able to get in a BWCA trip with my daughter. I'm lucky that my 17 year old doesn't mind hanging out with her old man! This year we did the Granite River route: Magnetic, Gunflint, Clove (side trip to camp on Larch), Gneiss, Devils Elbow, Maraboef, and Saganaga Lakes all connected by rapids and falls of the Granite River. It was a route used by the Native Americans and fur traders and straddles the MN/Ontario border. Beautiful route, with a little bit of everything. Another plus, we had the wild blueberries timed perfectly. Once you taste those, you will want to slap your grocer for stocking those tasteless giant purple things they pass off as blueberries.
Heading out from Magnetic Lake - we had awesome weather like this the whole trip!
Careful map reading required to avoid going over the falls.
No wall required with the Canadian border, just some silver stakes all along the route!
Yummy! Mmmm mmmm good!
Awesome weather for swimming! We had a campsite on Gneiss Lake with a great cliff for jumping!
Also awesome weather for fishing! The dusk popper bite for smallmouth was great, some really big fish were caught. Are there better bass pack rods than the FF806-4 and FF856-5?!?!?!
One of my daughter's fish!
Some relaxin' around camp!
My daughter portaging our new used ride! I sold our fiberglass Mohawk Blazer (75 lbs) and upgraded to a Kevlar Wenonah Spirit II (42 lbs). We were practically skipping down the portage trails! My old spine was happy as can be!
Sorry I went nuts on the photos. Hope I didn't crash any computers. Just one more - never got tired of the sunrises and sunsets up there!
Thanks for looking!