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August 16 2017

Entry Point 23 - Mudro Lake

Mudro 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 19 miles. Three accesses into Mudro Lake involve portages ranging from 20–185 rods.Easiest access is from private la nd with parking fee.

Number of Permits per Day: 6
Elevation: 1166 feet
Latitude: 48.0356
Longitude: -91.8301
On the Water- Monday July 20th-
On the water late considering how far we need to go today. Up the Horse river to the falls by 6pm. Started raining and NO campsites available. Mudrow-Alruss-Tin can Mike-Horse Lake-Horse River-Basswood. 13 miles by water. (not counting portages)

Tuesday July 21st-
Rain all night, all morning and all day. Went north by petroglyphs, table rock and the the Crocked Lake Narrows across Thursday bay to campsite. Basswood-Crooked Lake-Wednesday Bay-Thursday Bay. 11 miles in the rain.

Wednesday July 22nd-
Up early and calm winds to take advantage of, considering the big water we have to cross. Found beaver dam to lift over and did a portage from hell between Pandos lake and Chippewa Lake. VERY steep and slippery after rain. Many mud holes. Then the mile portage after Wagosh Lake to Gun Lake. Never saw another soul in a canoe or campsite the entire day! Thursday bay-Friday Bay-Pandos Lake-Chippewa Lake-Wagosh lake-Gun Lake. 11 miles by water.

Thursday July 23rd-
Finally had a dry night. got everything dry!!! A few portages today to Fourtown Lake campsite. Easy day by comparison. Gun Lake-Fairy Lake-Boot Lake-Fourtown Lake. 6 miles. Put the long miles at the first of the week for a buffer for contingencies!

Friday July 24th-
Last day. Stormed last night bad. A few portages today with one bad one between Fourtown Lake and Mudrow lake. To entry point by 1pm. Ready for a hot shower! 4 miles

45 miles by water
13 miles by portage (3 trips each)
58 miles total.

Church Kids

by bowgirl96
Trip Report

Entry Date: June 08, 2004
Entry Point: Mudro Lake (restricted--no camping on Horse Lake)
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 8

Trip Introduction:
Started out meeting at our family business at spring creek.. well then we had the wrong keys for the church van and ended up having to wake up our pastor at 7 am to get the others....


Then we took off towards Ely, picked up Gary, another supervisor at the Y-store/Ledge. Then we stopped in Ely for bait and headed on past to the wolf center. Then on to the Chainsaw sisters,Gary ,me and the kids portaged across the short portage to mudro while my dad BS'ed with the one of the sisters. So we sat and then packed the canoes and decided who was in which canoe... 1st canoe MN 3 me as the bow girl.. Charlie (with a broken arm) in the middle with a kayak paddle... and Alex as the stern boy (best group right there) then in the 2nd canoe the Champlain we put the youngest kids in with my dad... Justin bow boy (little brat)... Eddie in the middle... and my dad in the back... then the 3rd canoe a sundowner... we put the last two in Sam as in the bow and Gary in the stern. We took off with my canoe in the lead.. (stayed that way the whole time we whopped some ass! :)Then went on through... Mudro-fourtown-boot-fairy-gun-gull-Thunder where we stayed. Where we got the best campsite on the whole entire lake.. off to the left were cliffs where we could jump off of into the lake.. then to the right a 6 rod portage to beartrap pretty good fishing lake but only if its cloudy/wavey or after dark. the lake is so clear the fish can see you. On Friday it rained on and off... so we hung around camp. then we came out on Sat. it was a little windy but I've had it way worse. Came back I had refrained from beating on the little loudmouth who was along for the trip... (he complained about everything even the 140 rod portage!) but then we got into the confined area of the church van and we had a little rumble... my dad stopped it before it got too rough. but all in all we had a good trip. nice fish. the kids had a pretty good experience.


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