Day 3 (Monday 09/13/04) – Brent Lake to Darky
It was still windy and warm this morning (reached 85° F this day). Breakfast was scrambled eggs and cinnamon rolls (bake packer, again) – excellent! We left camp about 9:00, for a loonnnggg, portage-less haul west on Brent (two hours). We had some scary crossings wherever there was a large north-south body of water.
We met a party of 4 fishermen on the portage to Darky (182 rod). They had flown in to Minn Lake, then portaged to Wicksteed, to Darky. We had a unhurried lunch on Darky at 12:00, then left to find our campsite. After 20 minutes of scary paddling (whitecaps, crossing wind), we reached our campsite.
This campsite, although very scenic, was a little disappointing in that it was very much overused, with lots of bits of toilet paper spread throughout the island. We caught a couple of small bass, which we released. Supper was spaghetti with rehydrated hamburger and sauce - pudding for desert. We had to put up the rain fly due to thunder and sprinkles.
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