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March 25 2017

Entry Point 47 - Lizz & Swamp Lakes

Lizz and Swamp Lakes entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Gunflint Ranger Station near the city of Grand Marais, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 28 miles. Access from Poplar Lake by 51-rod portage to Lizz Lake and 100-rod portage into Swamp Lake only. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1864 feet
Latitude: 48.0420
Longitude: -90.4998
Lizz & Swamp Lakes - 47

Just Slightly South East of the Gunflint Trail

by Camp Cook
Trip Report

Entry Date: August 20, 2010
Entry Point: Lizz and Swamp Lakes
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 4

Trip Introduction:
This was the second annual “Pops and Gramps Take the Kids in to the Bush for One Last Adventure before School Starts” BWCA trip. I had heard good things about Caribou, Horseshoe and the surrounding area so the plan was to spend four days exploring, fishing and goofing off but…

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…it was not to be. Things came up and this trip will have to wait until next summer. We (the entire family) did get to spend a long weekend with some great friends near Two Rivers, WI (just slightly south, east of the Gunflint Trail;); in lieu of an actual BWCA trip report, I submit the following: [paragraph break] The trip to Two Rivers from Minneapolis took about five hours and was neither eventful nor scenic; guess I expected this stretch of Wisconsin to be prettier. We are visiting two of our oldest and dearest friends, Griff and Britt. Griff and I met as high school freshman and became fast friends. During our junior years we both met and began dating the women who, a little later in life, would become our wives. 18 years later and the four of us are still thick as thieves. Our friends live on a pretty little chunk of heaven out side of town and soon after arriving we put the kids out to pasture, what ensued was… [paragraph break] A bit of this, [paragraph break] [paragraph break] Saw one of these, [paragraph break] [paragraph break] A bunch of this, [paragraph break] [paragraph break] Spent some time here, [paragraph break] [paragraph break] My favorite part of the trip, [paragraph break] [paragraph break] T’was not the B’dub, just a good time spent with great people. My apologies for veering off topic but I had some trip report energy to burn off and nothing but a canceled trip to report on. [paragraph break] Thanks for humoring me,

Matt

 


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