Well worth the wait Bruce. Glad to hear you survived your ordeal. Hope your foot heals quickly and your next trip goes much better. See you up there someday. Moose River is an outstanding Entry point and always leaves us with stories to tell both good and bad.
Thanks again for sharing your report.
"When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known."
Sigurd F. Olson
Thanks for the report. Sorry to hear about the injury, but it sounds like you pulled through ok. Hope it heals up well for your next adventure in the BWCA.
I think you must have met the same pack of squirrels that I encountered on my first trip to the BWCA. I was a novice so they got into a bit of our food. Whenever we tried to run them off they would simply take to the trees and taunt us.
Things didn't go according to plan, and you faced some unexpected adversity, yet you still had a positive experience. I bet you'll always remember this trip! Great example of what a person can overcome with a cool head, a big dose of grit, and a dash of faith. Thanks for sharing an inspiring story.
Take care of that foot, and best wishes for a rapid recovery. You have many more portages in your future.
"The movement of a canoe is like a reed in the wind. Silence is part of it, and the sounds of lapping water, bird songs, and wind in the trees. It is part of the medium through which it floats, the sky, the water, the shores. A man is part of his canoe, and therefore part of all it knows." Sigurd Olson "The Singing Wilderness"
Just read this trip report. Very nice. Sorry about the foot problem. I admire your ability to stick it out through the whole trip. It must have been extremely tough on the portages.
I inevitably say that I will never solo again right after I finish the trip but the urge always comes back to do it again. I'm vowing to go lighter than ever next time. i'm leaving the depth finder home too.
I see you're looking at solo boats so you must be thinking about it again too.