Today, we left for an overnight trip in the BWCA with the two dads and two oldest girls. Next year the two younger girls and Moms will go out from the cabin.
Here we are set for departure under sunny skies and great anticipation to continue the girls along the path of wilderness camping.
Clouds move in on route and scattered sprinkles bring out the rain gear. The temperature is in the low 60s.
We were able to portage with one trip. Claire double packed and I took the canoe. This is on the portage between Lake One and Lake Two (there are so many lakes in Minnesota, they must have been tired of thinking of new names and this chain consists of Lakes 1, 2, 3, and 4.
The adolescent girls were especially proud of their portaging expertise when we were able to make it in one trip and the group of 8 men and boys needed two trips and 4-6 people to carry the canoes across.
One of the camp chores is cutting firewood, here in the rain for the evening campfire.