Early on Saturday morning, we broke camp and headed south to Nina Moose River, which flows through Nina Moose Lake and links with a portage trail out of the Boundary Waters.
Junior Sunday Mahaja removes his shoes to overtake a beaver dam.
Prof. Val Hershberger paddles as Junior Sunday Mahaja pulls their canoe over a beaver dam.
Daniel Graber, Junior, Emma Patty, Freshman, and Senior Rebekah Steiner (left to right in canoe) receive a push from Sunday Mahaja, who stands on a beaver dam.
Daniel Graber reaches the end of a portage trail on our way out of the Boundary Waters.
Even on our final hour in the Boundary Waters, there was still ice in a few areas.
At the end of our final portage, we waited beside a parking lot until our chauffeur brought us back to Wilderness Wind.
From Left, Gretchen Nyce, Daniel Graber (Jr.), Prof. Val Hershberger, Rebekah Steiner (Sr.), Josh Schlabach (Jr.), Emma Patty (Fr), Logan Miller (Jr.), Logan Steingass (Fr.), and Sunday Mahaja (Jr.).
After cleaning ourselves up, our group was treated to a meal at the Chocolate Moose: Ely’s finest steakhouse.
This map indicates our entire path across only a small section of the Boundary Waters, as we transitioned from East Loon Bay to Shell Lake, through Lynx Lake and into Lake Agnes before exiting through Nina Moose River.