Well we didn't get lost but we took a break, just floated along and ate a powerbar for a snack. That helped. We had three more lakes after Ogish and it was a warm day. Maybe part of my mood was that we had entered the burn area where there were tons of downed trees and not much forestry left. You can see the rocky hillsides and it was depressing to think of all the foilage and wildlife that was destroyed. I just wanted to move through this area. We were really hoping to get our favorite 5 rated campsite on Alpine at the end of the day, so there was no slowing down. It was the Thursday before Labor Day weekend and campers would be arriving for the long weekend and some large group would definitely want that great large campsite.
We finally made it to Alpine Lake and as expected we started running into other canoeists. We checked a camp that was rated a 4 on an island that was recommended but some other campers were already there. We were kind of bummed and figured our great 5 camp on the tip of an inlet would be gone. We picked up the pace to beat another group of paddlers we saw but they weren't headed where we were going. As it was, we got to the camp and it was available. We quick unloaded the pack and put up the tent to claim it. And sure enough within 10 minutes a couple canoes came by scouting for the site that we snagged. They ended up setting up camp on a nearby island and it was getting dark now. After our big day we didn't even have the energy to go fishing.
Here's the view from the point on our campsite on the tip of Alpine Lake.
In case you're just joining our adventure, please visit the previous excerpts of our trip at the links below https://goo.gl/photos/
How to Pack Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6