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June 28 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

Vougers of God

by cverheek
Trip Report

Entry Date: July 16, 2007
Entry Point: Lizz and Swamp Lakes
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 7

Trip Introduction:
We were actually a group of Fourteen but We split into two groups.

Day 1 of 5


Monday, July 16, 2007

We set of in Poplar Lake and entered the Boundary Waters through Lizz Lake. We went Through Caribou Lake and down into Horseshoe Lake. In Horseshoe is were we spent our frist night.

 



Day 2 of 5


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

We set of to a late start we went over to Gaskin Lake and down to Winchell Lake crossing that and going down into Wanihigan. We continued down to Grassy Lake and into Brule. We traveled through Brule until we reached our campsite.

 



Day 3 of 5


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

We set upward today and went into South Cone Lake into Middle Cone. Continueing into North Cone Lake. Then we went over to Cliff Lake and up into Winchell Lake. Coninueing upward we went int Omega Lake were we stayed for the night.

 



Day 4 of 5


Thursday, July 19, 2007

We set of into Henson Lake were we continued into Pillsbery Lake. Over to Allen and then to Horseshoe Lake. We head up to Caribou Lake were we spent out last night in the Boundary Waters.

 



Day 5 of 5


Friday, July 20, 2007

This was our finally time in the Boundary Waters we exited Caribou and went into Lizz Lake and that was the end of our time in the Boundary waters. We continued through Lizz and entered Poplar Lake were our trip was over. We got to see our friends from the other group and here about there trip it was truely a treat.

 


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