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December 17 2017

Entry Point 16 - Moose/Portage River (North of Echo Trail)

Moose/Portage River (north) entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 27 miles. Access is a 160-rod portage heading North from the Echo Trail.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1348 feet
Latitude: 48.1230
Longitude: -92.0991
A favorite route offering many trip options and memorable things to see including;

World Class fishing for all four BWCA Species
Pictographs
Soaring granite hills and cliffs
Small lakes
Small rivers
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!

Sausage Party 2006

by Southpa
Trip Report

Entry Date: September 15, 2006
Entry Point: Moose/Portage River (north)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 8

Trip Introduction:
A disclaimer on the potential rudeness of this group's sense of humor. We have had a guys-only "Sausage Party" pretty much every year since 2002. Basically an excuse for a bunch of (mostly) married guys to get together and act like college (or less) kids again. All-Pro this trip never is, but All-Fun almost every time! Lots of inside jokes - don't feel bad if you don't get the humor - it's probably better that way! This has been modified from its original "memoir" version, since you'd all probably think I was a complete wacko if I left it as documented for our "group reminescence" (prolly will anyway). Enjoy!

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