The creek wound its way past smooth granite cliffs that lined the marsh and ducks occasionally appeared on the dark surface. After several hours, numerous small rapids and short bushwhacks, we continued through a timeless landscape without seeing any signs other humans had passed this way.
A short, narrow portage trail greeted us at the west end of the unnamed lake northeast of Delta Lake. As we continued on, the portages became wider as we traveled towards Lake Four. While paddling down the northwest arm of Lake Four, we marveled at the vivid reflections on the lake’s glassy, dark surface.
There are hundreds of small lakes and creeks like the ones we explored yesterday in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness- bodies of water that are off of regular travel routes and are rarely visited. Exploring places like Drumstick Creek helps us realize how vast this maze of Wilderness lakes and rivers really is.
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