Creek Canoeing

I was able to go canoeing yesterday and what a beautiful day it was.  The sun was shining brightly, there were no bugs, and there was a gentle breeze to keep us cool.  I paddled with Janice from the Cache Bay Ranger Station, Josh, and our puppy Rugby, who did a great job for his first time in the canoe.  I heard about this route from a neighbor who says the only time you’re able to paddle it is in the spring when the water is high.  We started near the old canister site on the Gunflint Trail and put in on Seagull Creek.  The creek twisted and turned through boggy areas, past palisades, and underneath alder brush.  We pulled over beaver dams, walked through shallow rapids, and pushed off of the edges of the shore to make our way.  We went underneath a snowmobile bridge, through a culvert and then paddled out into Seagull Lake.  We had a great day of paddling and can’t wait to get out and do it again.

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