For our family, summers end is usually highlighted by a late August BWCA trip.  This year was no different, we paddled nearly 10 miles, portaged 350 rods (a bit over a mile), and slathered on two bottle of bug dope over 5 days.  The note we found on our final portage however, was something new…


Our friends Doug, Emily and their two boyz Gabe and Eli had set out two days prior with plans to rendezvous with us in the heart of the BWCA.  With the help of a rather impressive map, we shared two near perfect summer days swimming, and sunning on one of Cherokee lake’s 5 star campsites.