BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog

November 18 2017

Entry Point 4 - Crab Lake & Cummings Lake

Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 23 miles. Access from Burntside Lake with a 320-rod portage to Crab Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1406 feet
Latitude: 47.9337
Longitude: -92.0269
Crab Lake & Cummings Lake - 4

2017 5 days Mudro to Fall

by Alisdairmartin
Trip Report

Entry Date: June 30, 2017
Entry Point: Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 4

Trip Introduction:
I created short videos of the trip on Youtube.

Report


I'm a passionate BWCA'er - I usually have 2 short trips per year. This one was a 5 day trip from Mudro to Fall at the end of June 2017 with a group of four.

The trip started with bad, cold weather on day 1. Great paddling down some rapids on day 2. Waterfalls, cooking and fishing on day 3. On day four we had a dangerous capsize near Wheelbarrow Falls and we also rescued a party who had capsized and been dragged down Nestor Falls! In the early hours of day 5 be had a bear in our camp! It was a terrific adventure. I made short videos with a voiceover and posted to youtube:

DAY 1: https://youtu.be/ZOSf3kBRJ6I DAY 2: https://youtu.be/cwh5Q4SKyCY DAY 3: https://youtu.be/tW99iiEH-ks DAY 4: https://youtu.be/HJ5Oe_XYMNQ DAY 5: https://youtu.be/jAffQLbf-hw

I used some amazing new gear on this trip that really added value to the experience. I'm no expert but I'm very happy to share experiences and ideas with anyone who is interested.

 


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