BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog

June 22 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

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

Through the Eyes of Gabe

by BigZig
Trip Report

Entry Date: June 22, 2011
Entry Point: Mudro Lake
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 8

Trip Introduction:
This is a short pictorial that tells quite a tale. It is through the eyes of 8-year old Gabe on his first trip to the BWCA with his Mom and Grandpa. Grandpa made a great decision by letting Gabe have control of the camera for the trip so all of these photos were taken by Gabe. Gabe was part of a large 8 person group that traveled for a 5-day adventure from Mudro Lake looping through Crooked and returning across Fourtown back to EP23. The group includes three men from where I work, their daughters, me, and Gabe of course. My son was supposed to go along but couldn't at the last minute due to a scheduling conflict. I had the privilege of leading this trip and it will be remembered as one of the finest I have been on. I will let Gabe’s pictures tell the rest of the story. I have added a few comments to help clarify the pictures. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do each time I look at them.

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Mudro Lake, Sandpit Lake, Tin Can Mike Lake, Horse Lake, Crooked Lake, Papoose Lake, Niki Lake, Wagosh Lake, Gun, Moosecamp Lake, Fourtown Lake

Up early at the VNO Bunkhouse

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Rain on Horse Lake island camp site

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

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Grandpa and guys go look for firewood

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

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Fishing

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Gabe

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Red Canoe

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Underwater reverse picture

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Grandpa and me

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

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Mom's hammock

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Dead fish

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Cooking on the fire

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

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Gabe

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The Guys (Grandpa Big Zig Kale Erich)

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Mouse in a Canoe

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Big Zig's pike that got away!

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

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Portage

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Basswood Falls and Mom

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

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Pollen on the lake

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Erich, Alexa, and a fish

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

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River and Mud

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

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My last picture (Fourtown to Mudro middle portage)

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

Thanks for looking - I LOVE THE BWCA! Gabe

From BWCA Mudro Loop June 2011

 

Lakes Traveled:   Mudro Lake, Sandpit Lake, Tin Can Mike Lake, Horse Lake, Crooked Lake, Papoose Lake, Niki Lake, Wagosh Lake, Moosecamp Lake, Fourtown Lake,

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