Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Family Time: BWCA Summer 2012, Homer Lake

Tae and the last fish of the day

No people, no problems, no worries

Flying BWCA style

Yup Tae is up there

Looking forward to buying a Minnesota Three!

My wife the best backcountry cook in the world.  Serious.

Blueberries for Sal!

Evidence of berry snatching....caught blue tongued
After the flood life has been pretty hectic to say the least.  So much so that a week before our annual BWCA trip, we were close to canceling.  In the past we have done a very simple one lake trip to Slim Lake, just north of Ely.  However we were stressed enough that we put off looking at a permit.  Well three days out I realized that there was NO way I was going to let the flood screw up my yearly BWCA experience and more than that the best weekend of family time I have all summer.

Of course all permits were gone, eaten up by the myriad of paddlers that love the BWCA so much.  So we explored some USFS options, but realized that many of those were suspect at best.  So literally last moment I pointed a finger at the screen and picked the lake that came up.  It was Homer Lake, just south of Brule Lake.  So we quick packed up the gear and loaded up the Minnesota Two.

 It was perfect.  We saw one person in three days, had the full lake to ourselves and the pick of the best sites on it.  We swam a lot, fished a bit and just hung out with the family.  What a sweet trip, I am so glad we rallied and made it happen, but then we knew it would be like that didnt we.

I wrote a quick thank you note to my friends at Wenonah Canoe for the great experience provided by the Minnesota two, and related that next year, we are going to need a Minnesota Three!


Anonymous said...

Always looking forward to your next post- thanks for the great photos.
-Appreciative in Des Moines

Anonymous said...

Wow, those photos take me right back to my trip up there a few years ago. Now, I need to get back to the BWCA for more great memories. (I am also from Des Moines)