May 20, 21 & 22

I am happy to be in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  This has always been one of my favorite areas.  On May 20 I awoke early and made some repairs to a piece of electronic equipment then paddled and portaged into Mountain Lake.   Mountain Lake is a fitting name and describes this wonderful place.  I decided to camp here tonight. May 21 brought me though Watap Lake to a 2 mile portage named "Long Portage" spent 5 hours on Long Portage and camped on Rose Lake.  May 22 was a rest day on Rose Lake because I was ahead of my supply drop date at Gunflint Lake on one day’s paddle away.  Although today I did not travel there is always work to do so I washed clothes and then hiked to a waterfalls.