and even getting their canoes on a train. For some reason I'm thinking DadofSix,or Worth, or Hoz.
As far as air travel, too bad they can't get commercial flights into LYU (Ely airport). Then it'd just be a matter of getting a not-too-long shuttle from an outfitter or resort owner or some enterprising Elysian(?) would start up a cab service. There are flights into DLH from Chicago and other places, but then you still have to get to your trip destination from there (and I think car rentals at Duluth airport are pretty steep). There's always Thunder Bay, or some of those more remote locations flown by Bearskin Airlines.
Other issue with flying to a canoe camping trip is transporting equipment. You can't take your stove - or at least your fuel - with you, and I imagine you could run into someone who would give you a hard time about transporting a stove even without fuel. Paddles, etc are kind of bulky to take on a plane too, not that it can't be done.
Thing about taking public transportation,...we want to go to remote locations. Locations are remote partly because they are far away from public transportation. So,...I guess driving is generally best!
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