You're headed to Quetico at your favorite time of year (with good weather forecasted) for fishing, solitude and scenery but can only travel on day one and then must stay on the destination lake only ( two day trips allowed) for 5 days before exiting the same route you entered on. Where do you go? What if bad weather is forecasted? Extra credit for explanations why you go where you go.
Similar to Geo, Garder bay or the canadian side of friday bay in Crooked lake.
Day one, PP, I would get tow to to back bay or Washington Island.
Then up thru basswood river, and into crooked.
The basswood river is really nice, some portages, but none too hard, pictos on Crooked. Once in camp, plenty of day trips available, the fishing is really good, and you are away from the main travel portion of the lake, not that it is like a highway anyway.
With the exception of the Basswood portion, almost all of this trip is wind protected.
What a great topic. One can get a long way into the park in one day. I'd be inclined to come in from the north - probably Nym entry - and head south as far as I can go. Probably Sturgeon area, Poet's Chain, etc. I might have some other ideas after I think more about it.
It's only a spot on the map... until you go there.
bragging rights indeed, Goby. September on Louisa would probably be my second choice, although Kash, Sarah, and Emerald would also be top contenders. I was on Louisa last September and plan a stopover there again this year, hopefully finding less trash to carry out of my favorite campsite (I carried out a three day old coffee can message cache as a trophy--I guess that some people think that Quetico needs more of those).
Day One: Mudro to Argo. Argo is an awesome lake and has all sorts of day trips out of it. Of course I have a bias. We are going Mudro to Argo next week on day one. We are not going to stay there more than one night but it really is a great part of the Park.
I love Argo Lake. The first time there, we were traveling the next day. For me, 2 nights there are a requirement, at least, if going there at all. I have based camp there twice since then and loved every minute.
To get there from Bottle with stops at Rebecca Falls and using the Curtain Falls Portage, your side trips can be a part of your one day trip in.
You would have to use a shuttle service to get there in one day.
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