When:8/7 1:30 PM to 8/11/24 11:00 AM
Where: BWCA Ranger Station - TBD (View Map)
Note: The itinerary described below is a typical experience, but other activities may be vary.
DAY 1: Meet your trip mates and paddle from Brule Lake to Jock Mock Bay.
Your trip starts in the afternoon at one of the BWCA ranger stations. You will drive to your entry point where the trailer will be unloaded and your gear packed into large dry bags. The first day’s paddle will be from the Brule Lake access point to a campsite in Jock Mock Bay. In camp you will prepare dinner and enjoy an evening around the fire as you discuss trip expectations.
DAY 2: Paddle the serene waters north to Cone Bay before traversing several portages to Winchell Lake.
Wake up early for great coffee and breakfast and review canoeing skills. Break camp and get underway, paddling north to Cone Bay and traversing several portages into Winchell Lake. Find a nice campsite on the north shore of Winchell and settle in for an evening around the fire.
DAY 3: Spend a day hiking the palisades of Winchell Lake.
You'll spend a layover day on Winchell Lake. The southern shore of Winchell has steep cliffs and palisades. If the group is feeling ambitious, you may climb up the cliff for a spectacular view. Otherwise, take a day trip to the east end of the lake or visit the nearby Omega Lake and Gaskin Lake.
DAY 4: Fish, bird watch, and explore the area surrounding Brule Lake.
In the morning travel south through several portages and camp on the east end of Brule Lake. As the group learns to work together, more time is set aside for fishing, bird watching, exploring and learning camp crafts.
DAY 5: Make your final paddle across Brule Lake and say farewell to your group mates.
Rise with the sun and paddle across Brule Lake. Pack up the van for the ride home, the trip officially ends in the late morning.