BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog

March 25 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.

Tour of the Crooked Lake Area via Mudro Lake

by Kodaska
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 30, 2011
Entry Point: Mudro Lake
Number of Days: 10
Group Size: 2

Trip Introduction:
http://www.codabone.net/canoeing/bwca/BW1106_1.htm

Report


This trip is the first of two planned for this year. Once again, I plan to enter at Isabella Lake, travel down the Isabella River (through prime blackfly and mosquito nurseries), and exit at the South Kawishiwi River. Over the winter, my friend Tom - with 35 years of canoe tripping under his belt - had some health issues that slowed him down, and I was concerned that he might not be able to mount his usual Quetico adventure. I also wanted to get past my own limited methods and learn from someone with a lot of experience. So I invited him on the trip and when he said he wanted to see - and show me - some waterfalls, we shifted gears to Entry Point 23 (Mudro Lake). The Isabella will be there when I'm ready for it.

See the rest of the report here: http://www.codabone.net/canoeing/bwca/BW1106_1.htm

 


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