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BWCA Slideshow - May 2004 Trip Report

Paddling the Boundary Waters
Canoeing the Boundary Waters in late May often lets you take full advantage of the gear you bring along. Sunglasses, raincoats, thermal underwear, and short sleeve shirts were all employed somewhere along the trip. The spring trip allowed us to paddle a very popular route in the BWCA before many other paddlers were out on the water. Great scenery, a variety of wildlife, and a varied route made for a great five days out on the water.

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After entering on May 20, we paddled the Boundary Waters for 5 days before returning to the Gunflint Lodge on the afternoon of May 24.

Brian Van Drie, co-founder of, and his wife Kara spent five days and four nights paddling through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

We entered the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness at the Saganaga Lake entry point. Rather than paddling across the entire length of Saganaga Lake, we took a 40 minute shuttle out to American Point. We then paddled down the US / Canadian border through Swamp, Ottertrack, and Knife Lake. We turned Southeast on the South Arm of Knife Lake and paddled through Eddy, Jenny and Annie Lakes. We then turned Northeast on Ogishkemuncie Lake through Jasper and Alpine Lakes and paddled out through Seagull Lake.

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