Fri - TueJul 22 - Jul 262022
- Estimated Cost: $50
- Max Trip Size: 9 people
Lake One Entry Point – Numbered Lakes Loop Trip- Friday July 22 To Tuesday July 26
This is a 5 day, 4 night trip. The Lake One entry point is very popular with good paddling, minimum portages, abundant campsites, and scenic lakes. We are focusing on experiencing the BWCA without pushing super hard or racing around to find campsites. As we are organizing this trip, we will as a group reach consensus about our trip route and meal plan.
The Lake One entry point is at the end of the Fernberg Road about 20 minutes east of Ely. For our permits we have myself as leader and another experienced BWCA’er will be the alternate leader. We plan to pick up our permit at the Kawishiwi ranger station just outside of Ely at 11 am Friday, July 22nd. We can add, change, and modify the names of the people who are going on the trip right up until we pick up the permit. Ely is about a 4 hour drive from Minneapolis. https://bwca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=maps.entrydetail&locid=30&zoom=14&locname=Lake%20One
BWCA permits require entering the BWCA on a specific date at a specific entry point. The maximum number of persons on a permit is 9. Each permit requires a holder/leader and an alternate leader. Permits allow a maximum of 4 canoes per permit. Exit date for each permit is determined by each group. Some trips get extended due to wind or other conditions. Permits must be picked up in person at the location the permit holder determines on the BWCA entrance date.
I have 3 aluminum canoes and am able to carry 2 on my Explorer. We have access to canoe pads if someone from the cities is able to carry a canoe on their car.
The gear that I have:
3 aluminum canoes with portage yokes
4 large Duluth packs
1 small Duluth pack (food pack) with bear rope
abundant life jackets
2 2-person tents
grill surface, pots, pans
kitchen kit for 9 people
We have access to:
additional canoes, paddles, life jackets, tents, stoves, car roof pads for canoes, and most other camp gear.
We prepare and eat delicious, hearty meals as a group.
Trip cost is:
divided by the number of persons on the trip. Our last trip cost per person was less than $50.
Transportation, lodging in any hotel, non-camping meals are additional costs not included in the trip estimate.
Our trips are social, calm, well-organized, inexpensive, and fun. Please let me know if you have any questions.