Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Not much can top the serenity of the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota. We put in at Sawbill Lake on the eastern side of the wilderness area, and paddled for about 5 days. Once again we had great weather, no bugs, relaxation, and loon calls to lull us to sleep.
One gorgeous day we decided to stay in the same camp and just go out for a paddle, sans portages. We ended up on a rock island, on the north end of Brule Lake eating instant hummus and "skylarking," as our friends down under like to say. It was such a beautiful, sunny September day, none of us wanted it to end.
That night at about 3 a.m., we all heard something splash out of the water, and grunt its way through our camp and back into the trees on the far end of the island we were camped on. While none of us actually got out of the tent to make sure, we all decided it was a moose, rather than a bear.
From Matt, from David, and from Teddy...