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hexnymph
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09/21/2018 07:25AM
Well, a trip into the wilds didn’t manifest itself this year and for that I am bummed. I rely on a mental and spiritual battery recharge at least once a year. Hopefully my battery doesn’t lose charge before I can make it back in.

As luck would have it, one of my seldom seen brothers is working on the north shore this month. I have arranged to meet him and my other brother for a camping trip this weekend. I’m not sure where we will end up but I’m heading toward the Finland area in a few hours. The plan is pretty loose but I’ll have canoes and fishing gear. Any suggestions? If it’s sensitive you can email…

Thanks,
Hex

PS. If you see dude in a gray forester with a couple thoroughly loved Wenonah canoes on top, it just might be me.
 
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ellahallely
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09/21/2018 07:52AM
Check out the Timber, Frear lakes. timber frear link
hexnymph
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09/21/2018 07:58AM
ellahallely: "Check out the Timber, Frear lakes. timber frear link"

That is on my radar, thanks!
ellahallely
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09/21/2018 02:32PM
I might add that there are also many small driving camping sites in that area. Like Toohey Lake, Fourmile, Hogback Lakes , etc...… Google Superior National forest campsites or pick up a Superior Forest map. Also Wilson Lake 20 miles north of Finland has a good evening walleye bite.

JIM
Zwater
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09/21/2018 02:46PM
Checkout Wildhurst in Finland. Cabins are around $50 a night. We stay there every winter for our snowmobile trip.
marsonite
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09/21/2018 05:29PM
I used to go to Thunderbird Lake--it's about a 3/4 mile portage in there so it doesn't get much traffic...a lot quieter than Timber-Frear. Used to be pretty good walleye fishing too, though I don't know how it's been lately.
hexnymph
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09/24/2018 09:17AM
Thanks for all the advice. We ended up on Eighteen Lake and did a little touring around the other areas just to see how much traffic was around and looking for grouse. My one brother got a couple grouse. I did a little fishing but nothing to write home about. Colors are starting to get good up there. Mushrooms were bursting everywhere. I found a few I know and hundreds I did not. Had a burger and beer at the Trestle Inn.

It was a nice weekend to get away... the winds were wicked off Superior Friday and Sunday so I only ended up tying on one canoe which got very little use. I was seriously scared for the canoe on top the car crossing the 535 bridge from Duluth to Superior on the way back.

Hex
inspector13
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09/24/2018 09:55AM

Did you have the campgrounds all to yourself? Eighteen Lake was one of my go to spots years ago. It sounds like fishing hasn’t changed.

hexnymph
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09/24/2018 10:59AM
No body was there when brother #1 stopped and set up Friday morning. The other two filled with nice quiet folks by the end of the day. The second night we were the only ones there.

Hex

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09/24/2018 12:19PM
hexnymph: "Thanks for all the advice. We ended up on Eighteen Lake and did a little touring around the other areas just to see how much traffic was around and looking for grouse. My one brother got a couple grouse. I did a little fishing but nothing to write home about. Colors are starting to get good up there. Mushrooms were bursting everywhere. I found a few I know and hundreds I did not. Had a burger and beer at the Trestle Inn.


It was a nice weekend to get away... the winds were wicked off Superior Friday and Sunday so I only ended up tying on one canoe which got very little use. I was seriously scared for the canoe on top the car crossing the 535 bridge from Duluth to Superior on the way back.


Hex"


Eighteen Lake has a hiking trail all the way around it, my fire crew would hike it for PT every now and then.
inspector13
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09/24/2018 12:33PM
LindenTree3: "Eighteen Lake has a hiking trail all the way around it, my fire crew would hike it for PT every now and then."
That was one of the reasons it was a go to for me. More things to do when you have a restless kid along.

hexnymph
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09/24/2018 02:21PM
Did the trail. That's where my bro got the grouse.
 
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