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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Entering the Wilderness
Today we enter the designated Wilderness of the BWCA for the first time. A permit is required for this. If one wishes to canoe it's best to apply for a permit really early, but hiking permits are much easier to get. It's not a highly traveled trail.
We will be in the Wilderness for four days, then we come out at the Gunflint Lodge, and then go back in again for another four days. That, of course, means that we get to buy another permit.
There are only a few places along the NCT where one needs a permit, but this is one of them.
Just before we get to the wilderness we will cross the northern end of the Arrowhead Trail (a road). This is where we will pick up our first supply box. This beautiful bluff is at the edge of Little John Lake. I'm really looking forward to seeing this location again.
See The Blog Plan for the Arrowhead Hike