This week Kate and I paddled a route from East Bearskin to the Vegetable Chain, at the same time running a shuttle for long-time guests Mark and Carol Morgen.
The Vegetable chain is a series of lakes that connect the east end of Crocodile Lake to the Shoe Lake Road. The Vegetables are unique in that they are outside the BWCA, but still non-motorized. They are also the only other access to Crocodile besides East Bearskin. The Vegetables to E. Bearskin is a great day trip, but involves a very long and impractical car shuttle To get around this problem, it was decided that Kate and I would paddle from East Bearskin and end at the Shoe Lake Road (the uphill but downwind direction) and Mark and Carol would come the opposite way. When Kate and I finished, Mark’s truck would be waiting for us.