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TuscaroraBorealis 03/06/2011 07:57PM
Here is a link to isawtman blog page. He's the guy I crossed paths with on Bingshick lake. It's an excellent read & photos of his hike across the length of the Kekekabic trail.
Bannock 05/29/2011 11:05PM
Nice. Thanks a lot.

I haven't been in that area in many, many years. I think it may be time for a revisit.

Seeing moss growing inside the firegrate is a sure sign that the site isn't used much. My best one was a small tree that was growing up through the grate. :)
TomT 03/17/2011 05:53PM
Very enjoyable read. Thanks!
Rob Johnson 05/30/2011 01:12PM
Thanks for the recon report!!! We are heading that way in late June but we are doing it backwards and pushing through to the Mugwump PMA.

We were also planning on the French Toast Breakfast but instead opted for an earlier start.
TuscaroraBorealis 05/02/2010 05:25PM

Hope you have the time of your life!!
PineKnot 03/09/2011 06:00PM
Nice! As an avid solo paddler, I loved your quote on Day 4: "The vote was unanimous so off I went". LOL!
dicecupmaker 05/31/2011 12:31AM
Great report! we are doing the #52 EP loop to Gilis and back through Tuscarora #51 in a week.
wahoojim1 04/12/2010 10:18PM
Thanks TB. I'm going on my first solo to the BWCA (EP 38) on May 18, so I took special interest in your really good trip report. I plan on 7 days in and I hope I can be as descriptive as you.
By the way; how were the bugs?
Beemer01 04/13/2010 08:50AM
Nice report - thanks for sharing your adventure!
BWPaddler 04/13/2010 09:34AM
I'm waiting for the bug report too... First skeeters this past weekend in the cities. Now rain, so expect more soon. How about up north?

Thanks for the report - jealous of your trip.
TuscaroraBorealis 04/13/2010 04:02PM
quote wahoojim1: "Thanks TB. I'm going on my first solo to the BWCA (EP 38) on May 18, so I took special interest in your really good trip report. I plan on 7 days in and I hope I can be as descriptive as you.
By the way; how were the bugs?"

Sorry I left that out.

The flying ones were non-existent during my trip. But consider the fact that I only really had 1 day where they even had a chance to be a nuisance. Either it was cool, raining or extraordinarily windy most of the time so......

The one bug that was a particular nuisance. Woodticks. The portage to Peter coming from Gabimichigami was bad. Also the portage out of Lil' Sag to Virgin. I had at least a dozen or more on my pant legs after each of these. Was just a matter of taking a little time to brush them all off at the end of the trail.

Basically. Areas that were heavily burnt by the fires, & that had longer grass along the trails were the main trouble spots.

Thanks to all for the nice comments!
danhawk 04/13/2010 12:17PM
Thanks for the report - sounds like a fun adventure.
jb in the wild 05/28/2011 11:45PM
Nicely done TB looked to be just a bit cool out. Thanks for sharing your trip.

trailcherry 05/11/2010 09:20PM
Great report! Thanks for sharing.

I've stayed on Tuscarora many times and hope to get back again soon, the site you stayed at is one of my favorites, great fishing between there and the portage.

Last year I finally caught some of those Missing Link Brookies, what a blast!
muddy 05/31/2011 08:16AM
nice report!
lilcowdoc 05/11/2010 06:15PM
Wow, that's a solo trip I would like to do someday! Thanks for sharing your adventure with the Black Pearl!

Is Tuscarora your favorite lake there TuscaroraBorealis?
Kiporby 04/07/2010 03:18PM
Great report. I'm heading that way this June.

Mongo65 04/07/2010 06:45PM
Great Report. Thanks for sharing.
vickieh69 04/07/2010 07:27PM
This report has me looking forward to my trip in May/June even more:)
Buck47 04/23/2011 10:19PM
My first trip ever was into Tuscarora to S Arm to Seagull. I remember that portage like yesterday into Tusc from Missing Link. I was with another teacher and 6 teenage male students. I also remember paddling around the corner and whitecaps splashing us in the face as we paddled across the lake. I also remember thinking I was nuts to agree with so that called vacation/fishing trip. After a couple of days I was hooked and have been back to BWCA many times.
Nice trip reports. Thanks for sharing.
TuscaroraBorealis 04/05/2010 10:24PM
New Trip Report posted by TuscaroraBorealis

Trip Name: Tuscarora solo.

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fishguts 04/05/2010 10:54PM
Good report, thanks, enjoyed looking at the pictures, got a real feel of your trip.
SunCatcher 04/10/2010 08:30AM
I love those solo report's. Am wanting to do one so a little envious.
Here are my favorite quote's from you.

"The vote was unanimous so off I went." (Solo, Unanimous LOL :)
"I felt like Indiana Jones in the last crusade taking that "leap of faith".
"I contemplated fishing, but I was cold, wet, and tired."

I liked it very much and the description of the trip helped me to feel like Iwas there living it with you. Thanks for sharing.
cowdoc 04/06/2010 08:16AM
Nice report. That area of heavy burn still has it's own sense of beauty. Thanks for sharing.
TuscaroraBorealis 04/15/2010 04:23PM

I will most likely be exiting EP #38 on that same day, May 18. Will be coming back from the Wine & Mesaba area to the north of Sawbill.

Probably an incredible longshot? Don't know your route. But if you're headed that way & we cross paths? I'd be happy to share what we experienced.

I'll be captaining The Black Pearl. So if you see her on the water or portage, feel free to stop and say hi.

lars54 04/06/2010 08:10PM
Very nice report & pictures to bad
the fishing was so slow
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