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Entry Point 58 - South Lake

South Lake 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 47 miles. Access is from Gunflint Lake with a 10-mile paddle and two short portages to South Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1561 feet
Latitude: 48.1017
Longitude: -90.5686
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TuscaroraBorealis
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03/11/2017 08:20PM
 
New Trip Report posted by TuscaroraBorealis

Trip Name: The winter trail to Sock Lake.

Entry Point: 58 (actually it was 93)

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Pinetree
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03/11/2017 10:04PM
 
Nice report and considering the conditions you got some real good troopers.
TuscaroraBorealis
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03/12/2017 08:36AM
 
Yes, in a lot of ways this trip was a trial by fire. As I mentioned in the report, things didn't go to plan but, was a good learning experience & confidence builder. I'm proud of how Vickie & Aurora responded to the challenging situations put in front of us on this trip.
SaganagaJoe
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03/12/2017 08:33PM
 
Love how you just kept going and made the most of your adventure. Aurora is going to have some great memories someday of traveling with her parents.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
Laketrout58
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03/13/2017 05:18AM
 
You learned, you earned, you will return. Good job, dad! Marc
TuscaroraBorealis
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03/13/2017 03:48PM
 
quote Laketrout58: "You learned, you earned, you will return. Good job, dad! Marc"


I like that! It sums up the trip pretty well.

Thank you
BasecampMom
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03/14/2017 05:39PM
 
Your kid is more hardcore than I am! Your report almost makes me want to go winter camping again! LOL.

Currently section hiking the SHT from the Martin Road Trailhead to the Otter Lake Road 270° degree overlook. 82.4/268.4 miles complete.
DanCooke
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03/23/2017 08:44PM
 
Great report. Great attitudes. Sock Lake will have to wait. a day trip from another established campsite might be your best option??
Hills and twisty turny trails can really be challenging when hauling long sleds.


Dan Cooke
TuscaroraBorealis
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03/24/2017 05:40PM
 
quote DanCooke: "Great report. Great attitudes. Sock Lake will have to wait. a day trip from another established campsite might be your best option??
Hills and twisty turny trails can really be challenging when hauling long sleds.
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The Border Route Trail guide shows a trail leading to Sock Lake (off the Mucker Lake trail) from the south. Of course we may have encountered similar terrain & obstacles on that trail as well? But, it's an intriguing alternative, especially for winter travel, that I've been pondering since we got back. If the good Lord's willing & the creeks don't rise -It would be nice to do a late summer/fall reconnaissance to check that out if we get a chance. But, I digress....


Thanks (everyone ) for the nice comments.


Mocha
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03/24/2017 08:59PM
 
BRT updates


sounds like a great family trip. it's great when kids are introduced to the wilderness and camping when they are very young, they don't know any different except that they have the freedom to play in the dirt and eat with fingers and other fun stuff!


i included the link above in case it's new since your trip.
hwdhusky
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03/27/2017 11:07AM
 
Great trip report. Boy is she growing up fast. It seems not that long ago I was reading trip reports when she was tiny!! Great bonding experience. Thank you for sharing.
TuscaroraBorealis
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03/28/2017 05:40PM
 
She IS growing up fast. Even though this trip didn't go entirely to plan, it still provided many great memories (as they all do). Looking forward to our next adventure.

Mocha,
The link you provided was about the only info i was able to unearth about the area prior our trip. Thanks anyways.
Frenchy
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04/13/2017 05:02AM
 
Thank you for sharing. I love seeing a family adventure together like that.
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