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05/25/2011 01:07PM
Staring a new thread for 2011.

For 2010 thread go here

Post your lost and found items in this thread.

Please do not post jokes and other commentary in this thread so that this thread is efficient.
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05/25/2011 01:10PM
If you posted something on the old thread in 2011, please re-post it here.

Thank you
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05/30/2011 09:58PM
FOUND. Tent. Yellow bag. Misc bag. Black. Khaki shirt. All on one side or the other at the 8 rod portage between Upper Pauness and Lower Pauness. May 29. Hard to know if u were coming in or out. But we passed no one coming in so hope and assume you were headed out. We tried to inquire at ely ranger station but they were closed. So gear is in the cities area hoping to find its owner.
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05/30/2011 10:17PM
LOST. May 20. My Suunto compass with gray strap. On portage from Lake One to Lake Two. Pretty sure I dropped it in the water.

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06/03/2011 11:42AM
UPDATE: FOUND in last pack. A kid grabbed them after all.

LOST. Three green fish-tank-sized nets. The "point" campsite on Upper Pauness just past the 40 rod portage to Lower Pauness. They were hanging on a tree by the wooded western tent pad (down below the fire grate and on the lake side of the tent pad area), and likely blew off and were overlooked somehow on packup. No need to return, just get them out of the wilderness please. Thanks!
06/05/2011 06:52PM
Found June 2nd – Fish Stringer on south end of Agnes (BWCA) right before heading into the river towards Nina Moose. Bright yellow nylon cord with green plastic clips.
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06/07/2011 01:10AM
Found- Small fishing net on first portage south of Nina Moose lake right at the landing on the North side of the portage. I found the net on June 1st and packed it out.

I live in the northwest suburbs, so if you believe this net is yours and it is worth trekking to my place to get it, it's yours. I do expect you to describe it when you contact me just to make sure it is yours.
06/12/2011 07:48PM
Found---Necklace/charm on leather thong.

Location---USA/Canada Boundary Marker #846

describe the charm and I will get it to you.
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06/13/2011 11:09AM
Lost on Seagull Lake June 1st. Nalgen bottle orange with yellow cap.
If found do not return, Just enjoy the country time lemonade and vodka thats mixed in it. It should be nice and chilly by now
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06/13/2011 08:05PM
FOUND: small camo backpack with meds, etc. on Lily Pad Lake portage toward Silver Falls. Looks like it spent the winter at the landing. Pack was bug infested and not saved. Other items usable.
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06/15/2011 05:59PM
Lost 3 Tent Poles in tan bag, somewhere between Cherokee (campsite northeast of 140 rod portage) and northern most campsite on Jack. We had lunch on the 240 rod portage on the south side of South Temperance and could have been left there but it's only a guess.
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06/16/2011 11:12PM
found pair of shoes on portage from alpine to seagull
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06/17/2011 08:00AM
LOST CAMP SAW --- Left at Campsite on Shade Lake on 06/13/2011
Green handle Sven folding camp saw. It's a simple but wonderful tool that we have had for many years. Unfortunately, it seemed to evade our eyes on the sweep of the campsite we did before leaving. I'd really appreciate if someone found this and can let me know.
Thanks. Michael
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06/18/2011 12:29PM
Will probably make a trip report with more details of this as well in the near future, but thought to post in Lost & Found for now.

When: 12 June 2011
Lost: Small grayish backpack with logo "Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference", camera, book, journal, 2 fishing reels, toiletries, Garmin 60CSX user manual, sunblock, bug dope, other Misc.

Location: Campsite on island/peninsula a short distance east of Isle of Pines on Knife Lake. South side of lake & just east of small island that normally holds a bunch of gulls. Bear encounter caused us to leave it behind.
06/20/2011 10:05AM
Are they a pair of Brown Obo's (not sure on the spelling) a friend forgot them there on our trip up last week. Let me know.

Adam Kirsch
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06/21/2011 07:24AM
FOUND: plastic center piece for tent - 5 1/2 inches long. Campsite on Bald Eagle Lake just before the portage to Turtle Lake.
Contact Bill Jetton 573-579-9851 or
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06/27/2011 02:31PM
LOST: We left a blue Coleman life jacket on the Horse Lake end of the portage from Tin Can Mike Lake on June 22nd. Went back on the 23rd to look for it and it was gone. If you found it please contact me about returning. Thank you.
Guest Paddler
06/30/2011 08:26AM
LOST: A digital camera - Kodak Easyshare M340 with pictures of our boy scout group. It was in a ziplock bag with a map. Lost around the campsite on the island in Ester Lake or possibly in the water right near there. If you found this please contact me -- I'd really love to have the pictures from the camera!
07/01/2011 11:27AM
Found- one tent stake at NW site on Polly. Also found there, one 750ml empty Smirnoff orange vodka bottle with the bottom broke off.
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07/04/2011 05:33PM
One white water bottle with sticker from "ELEPHANT REVIVAL". It was near a large waterfall in the Jackfish Beartrap area map. Maybe Niki Lake to Wagosh Lake? It seems like we did 100 portages!!!!! (419)953-9789 (Tom)
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07/06/2011 12:10PM
LOST: Leatherman, with case. Most likely at the campsite east side Bald Eagle Lake, 3rd site down (right behind small island). Lost Saturday July 2nd.
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07/10/2011 02:38PM
Lost: Men's titanium wedding band on Tuesday July 5th. Most likely somewhere along the portage from Lower Pauness to Shell or the portage from Shell into Little Shell. Small chance it could have been lost on the portage on the Little Indian River Sioux North coming from EP14 towards Upper Pauness, but don't think so. Could be in the water, and if so, it's gone forever...

The chances of finding this after I have searched already for about 4-5 hours is very small, but if you do, please contact me at Much appreciated.
07/12/2011 03:27PM
I have found an item on a recent BWCA trip and would like instructions on how to post an item?
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07/12/2011 03:47PM
quote Jagdad8866: "Adam,
I have found an item on a recent BWCA trip and would like instructions on how to post an item?"

Post here just like you did with your question for Adam.
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07/13/2011 10:29AM
FOUND: June 23, 2011 - A pair of Sunglasses on the top-side of the falls on the island located at Lower Basswood Falls -Crooked Lake. Looks like they were there for a few weeks - screws were starting to rust. Let me know what they look like and I'll get them back to you.
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07/18/2011 01:51PM
FOUND: Large camp towel on July 12th, at a campsite on south half of Little Sag. If you can give further details (which campsite, color of towel, etc), I'd be glad to send it to you.
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07/18/2011 04:37PM
Lost: mens fishing vest. The fishing vest has a name on the fishing license attached to the vest. Vest has a fly reel in it. Most likely lost on a portage between Mudro and Fourtown on July 13th 2011. Please call Bud 443-324-7831 Thanks
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07/19/2011 06:58PM
Lost: Ugly Stick rod & Diawa Goldcast fishing reel, on Moose River North entrance on Monday, July 11th. Please contact me if found. Thank you.
07/27/2011 12:02AM
Found your small orange eddie bauer daypack 7/25 near fishdance lake. i fear your trip was not the same without it. would love to return it and its contents to you. use the envelope at left to email me and identify pack contents.

07/27/2011 01:54PM
LOST - lost on Thursday, July 14th at Moose Lake Entry Point 25. We left a sleeping bag at the entry point as our youth group left the BWCA. It was in a black plastic garbage bag. There was another large group loading into a school bus at the same time that we were loading our vehicles, we are guessing that it ended up with the other group, but we don't know who that group was. Thanks for any help or suggestions.
07/29/2011 01:17PM
FOUND: July 28th on portage from Jasper to Alpine, pack with stuff in it. one of our guests brought it in so if you think it's yours give a call 1-800-328-3325 or click on my little envelope and describe the contents.
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07/31/2011 08:08AM
FOUND: Two Gander Mountain "stadium chairs" at campsite in SW corner of Ima. Found on July 18-ish.
07/31/2011 11:37AM
Found: 7/28/11 at the top of lower basswood falls. Columbia rain jacket. Really nice!
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07/31/2011 09:20PM
Hi all,
I left a hat at the portage out of Crab into Burntside Lake coming out of the BWCA today. Tan, broad brimmed (brim all the way around) hat. On the front is embroidered Rose Bowl 1999 and also has the U. Wisconsin "motion W" on it.

I' d be VERY grateful if someone were to come across it--please let me know. Left behind on 7/31/11. Thanks!
08/05/2011 10:41AM
Mmm, sounds yummy. We will be heading out to Seagull Lake August 10th. Where should I look for it?
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08/08/2011 08:33AM
LOST- We left a Gander Mountain spinning out fit at the south east camo site of Lynx lake on Saturday Auguast 2,2011. Would really like to have it back if someone finds it. Please contact me/ willing to pay for shipping.
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08/08/2011 09:39AM
FOUND: Zebco UL rod/reel spinning combo. Hooked in ~16 feet of water on Lake Agnes (BW). Oh, and the big northern that probably pulled it in? My bowman caught and released that nearby, too.

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08/08/2011 09:17PM
We lost a gray life jacket on lake 3. It was the last week of July.
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08/09/2011 11:44AM
FOUND: Kokatat pfd/life vest, Swamp Portage, Granite River, 8/5/11. Email via envelope on the left. Love to find its owner, we packed it out.
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08/09/2011 08:11PM
Pinepatch, it was nice running into you as you exited the BWCA. I did track down your fishing pole. I had to pry it out of the hands of the folks who camped at your site the same day you left. They were very nice and understanding. Since the pole did not produce as many fish for me as it did for you, I will certainly send it back to you.

Send me your address to
08/10/2011 11:17AM
Found - PFD and filter on portage to Splash Lake. I'd like to return them to the owner(s) so if they're yours let me know.
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08/11/2011 08:33AM
Soledad-- Thanks a bunch- I can not express my thanks enough.... Truly amazing the kindness and generosity I have found on this site and coming to the BWCA!!!!!

Email is sent with address.

08/12/2011 09:55AM
Lost: Wristwatch with green strap on portages into Nina Moose on Aug. 11. I cant believe I didn't feel it fall off! Looked down to check the time at the take out and it was gone!
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08/12/2011 08:14PM
Lost a map in a case on the first portage out of EP 16. My permit fishing lincese and compass was in it. Was on my way out and just must of left it. Would love it get it back.
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08/14/2011 05:27PM
I lost a kodak easy share camera C875 either at murdo acess or on basswood lake on february 7. All my camping memories with it.
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08/14/2011 08:12PM
quote photoguy190: "Lost a map in a case on the first portage out of EP 16. My permit fishing lincese and compass was in it. Was on my way out and just must of left it. Would love it get it back." At least your name was on your items. Shouldd get a call soon. At least I would call you if I found it.
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08/14/2011 09:35PM
Some one called this AM and they are on my way back to me.
Big Tent
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08/21/2011 09:52PM
Lost Sunglasses on the Missing Link to Snipe portage on Tuesday 8/16.
08/22/2011 09:21AM
Found a pair of prescription "clip on" glasses. Look like the old school clip-on sunglasses but they had a prescription to them. Found in the sand a couple feet into the water Jack side of Jack to Wierd portage.
I had them in my pocket. Sorry, they fell apart when I washed the shorts after getting home. I can send the pieces if needed.
Mary Beth St. Hilaire
Guest Paddler
08/22/2011 11:38AM
LOST: Lightweight, pea-green Duluth-type pack. Accidentally taken by an outgoing party from entry point #16 Moose River Portage on Saturday, Aug 20th around 1:30 PM. Initials on front flap are hand written "MBS" or perhaps "MB." Contents include 2 thermarests, 2 sleeping bags, a 2 person REI dome tent, and several stuff sacks with misc items (including prescription eyeglasses). It has taken me several years to accumulate this gear, and I will really appreciate getting it back!

If found, please contact Mary Beth St. Hilaire at A reward is offered. Thanks!
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08/22/2011 12:42PM
Lost, Black Outback trading cowboy styled had. Left at a portage somewhere between Kekekabic lake and Thomas
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08/23/2011 03:18PM
Soledad- Any luck getting the pole sent?
08/23/2011 09:54PM
FOUND-8/20/2011- Hook Lake EP #6, fishing poles in a bundle, if yours let me know.
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08/27/2011 07:28PM
FOUND: dark blue (navy?) color baseball hat. Not sure the logo on the front so see picture. Was found on August 26th (2011) on the Rog Lake side of the Rog Lake-Alpine Lake portage.

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09/02/2011 10:17AM
LOST: 2 Fishing rods... North Kawishishi... 36 rod portage... Fingers crossed...
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09/10/2011 10:21AM
Lost in June in Sea Gull Lake during high winds. Pair of Smith toaster (tortoise style)sunglasses. Incident very similar to a recent article in the Boundary Waters Journal, though I was able to stay dry.
If you happen to hook them on a line, no need to return, just pack them out.
The Lorax
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09/11/2011 06:04AM
Son of Lorax lost his blue daybag with a fleece and some tackle in the Seagull Lake area while stopping for a break.

Found: I found a khaki colored TNF wide brimmed hat on Seagull Lake.
09/15/2011 07:03AM
Lost. A Gerber Rivermate PFD knife either on the Hog Creek portage or from the parking lot to the landing. It fell off the webbing of my PFD on 8/28/2011.
09/19/2011 10:49AM
Found on our trip.... Fleece mid layer along the Horse River; empty & punctured spraypaint can, can of Copenhagen near our campsite on Thursday Bay; 3 jiffy pops in various stages of cremation in the fire grate, several nails (including a HUGE one!) also in the fire grate of our last site on Gun.

Oh yeah, some rods w/o reels too. Karma must be a bitch, seeing as these were also found at the same trashed site on Gun. Next time pack out your jiffy pop and you'll likely remember your poles.

Lost - hooks, rapalas, jig heads, and a mepps spinner, plus a few
tent stakes, some skin, and blood at various places.
09/19/2011 01:56PM
LOST: Wooden Canoe Paddles of significant sentimental value and two green lifejackets. Left at parking lot on Hungry Jack Road by the portage between Moss Lake and Hungry Jack Lake.
Reward Offered. Please email or call 218-348-9400. Thanks!
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09/19/2011 03:43PM
Lost: one small blue cooler on the granite river that I was using as a camera case. Has a small mini tripod in it.

Found: two BDB's and peace and quiet.

09/20/2011 01:32PM
Lost - Portable depth finder at Bottle Portage on 9/6/11.
09/29/2011 11:09AM
Found #1: Hat, tan with DeKalb logo and hunting dog graphic. Along shore near portage from Heritage to Lynx. It had been there a while and the fabric was starting to rot. Just letting you know that the hat was found and trashed.

Found #2: Black Carhartt jacket on portage between Upper and Lower Pauness. Was on portage on Sat., Sept. 24. If yours, please get in touch. It was a heavy bugger to add to my solo bag (thus my picking it up on the way out, rather than on the way in). Also phoned in to WELY.

Found #3: Bundle of rods/reels on portage between Upper and Lower Pauness. Contact me with details to claim. Also phoned in to WELY.

Found #4: Single athletic shoe, GRID, size 8, at EP 14 (LIS North) on Wednesday, Sept. 28. I have a suspicion this belongs to a lady solo paddler who was on the way in while I was on the way out. I didn't want to leave it at the EP with rain forecast for the night.
10/04/2011 07:44PM
Found: Duluth Pack Tump Line on Argo Lake (Quetico) Name the island I found it on and its yours. If not claimed with in 90 days I will donate to a Duluth Pack user.
10/08/2011 09:46AM
LOST: We left a nice bent-shaft laminated wood paddle on the Poplar/Lizz Lake portage head on Friday, Sept 16, and would appreciate having it back if found. Thank you.
10/14/2011 12:27PM
quote adam: "Staring a new thread for 2011.

For 2010 thread go here

Post your lost and found items in this thread.

Please do not post jokes and other commentary in this thread so that this thread is efficient."

Adam, do you think it appropriate to move this thread to the top level for the forum (at the same level as "Listening Point - General Discussion")? That would increase the visibility of the Lost and Found thread to new visitors who may be hoping to find their items. Making things easier on new visitors might turn them into regular participants.

I liked the way you included the link to the prior year's L&F thread in this one. If you do decide to move it up one level, you could keep just the current year there, with links back the prior year(s) in the initial post.

10/29/2011 11:42PM
Found 10/20/11

In the soul/sole sucking muck at head of Lizz to Caribou portage.

One black slip on sandal, men's, made by Mossimo. Size?

Also a "white" sock found in same muck.

Don- we looked for your paddle. Wasn't there when we went through.
11/12/2011 04:37PM
This has nothing to do with Lost & Found, just don't know how to thank each of you for all you have done for Amok's family. The "Tribute" song and pictures will always be with us. We are eternally grateful.
11/15/2011 08:59PM
I am going to repost this in the main forum so more members will see it!
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01/10/2012 01:46AM
(found) a golden brown log wrapped in white paper
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02/14/2012 12:27PM
Forgotten. Lynx lake, site directly across from the portage from Little Shell. Opinel wood handle folding knife, resting on a fire grate log. October 2nd. Chances are its still there!
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04/04/2012 07:26PM
Lost: Katadyn water filter on Agnes Lake(BWCA). Located at third campsite on left upon entry into lake from Nina Moose.
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