On day 2 of our adventure we piled our packs into canoes and severed all ties with civilization. When you go into the Boundary Waters there is no phone service, and while you might be able to use your ipod for as long as the battery lasts, one capsized canoe would be enough to make you wish you hadn't. We left them behind. Along with our watches.
We had to carry our gear and canoes across two portages (hiking trails) between lakes before we reached the lake we would call home for the next few days. The teamwork was impressive. We found a gorgeous campsite with plenty of space for our tents, and room to explore.
We were welcomed by several furry and feathered friends. The rangers told us not to feed the wild animals, but they forgot to mention that the tame animals would come on up and help themselves.
We were blessed with gorgeous weather to set the stage for the next couple of days of exploration. Tune in next time, when we answer the question, "What exactly did you DO while you were camping?"