BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog
September 23 2017
Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1348 feet
A favorite route offering many trip options and memorable things to see including;
World Class fishing for all four BWCA Species
Soaring granite hills and cliffs
Tumbling rapids and waterfalls
Wildlife, including Moose
Vistas from high points across the region if you're willing to climb. Rating Easy to Moderate. Day One. Get to EP16 off of the Echo Trail early. The initial portage is long, but well worn and smooth, sloping gently downgrade to the launch area. Load your canoe and head North. You'll be paddling with the slight current on this narrow winding river. The water is clear and make sure to tell the bowperson to watch for looming rocks!
Wolf sighting between Oyster and Hustler
September 12, 2016
Moose/Portage River (north)
Number of Days:
Because half their gear was still at the other end of the portage we joined them in the walk back, assuming four humans would be more daunting to a wolf than a pair. On the walk we did see a couple of wolf tracks but did not see a wolf so that was the end of the adventure.
The night before we had heard a wolf howling from our campsite on Oyster. It was a single wolf, not the howling of a pack we've heard in the past. That next morning I heard the single wolf howl again and thought it had moved in the direction of the Hustler portage so it may have been the same animal.
Oh, we had a great trip. No bugs, good weather and the portages for as far as we went were smooth and easy enough.
There were a few too many people for our tastes. The camp sights on Lake Agnes were reportedly all full on Tuesday night. We're thinking about moving our annual fall trip from the second week of September to the third week.