Flying Lake in the Rain

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Flying Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a crossroads between a couple of major routes.  As such, I’ve passed through this lake several times either coming or going to somewhere else but I’ve never stayed there since there isn’t a campsite on Flying Lake.

It’s a struggle to get to Flying Lake – it’s at least 5 portages from the nearest entry point.  All the portages leading to and from are long and pretty rough as well.  One we call “70 rods my ass” and the other we call “Dagobah”.

It seems like virtually every time I’ve been here, the weather has been very poor and this day is no exception.  We had day tripped up to Jap Lake to have lunch before returning to our campsite on Gillis Lake.  It rained the entire day which added to the desolation of the environment.  These cliffs were on the way home on the south end of Flying Lake.

Vital Stats: Canon 350D w/Canon 17-85mm @ 44mm  ISO 800, f/5, 1/160 sec.

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