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Entry Point 51 - Missing Link Lake

Missing Link 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 45 miles. Access is a canoe landing at Round Lake with a 142-rod portage to Missing Link Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 5
Elevation: 1498 feet
Latitude: 48.0731
Longitude: -90.8301
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TuscaroraBorealis
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07/03/2017 09:36AM
 
New Trip Report posted by TuscaroraBorealis

Trip Name: Beaches, flowers & storms.

Entry Point: 52

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BigTim
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07/03/2017 02:50PM
 
Awesome trip report. Can't wait for our annual trip in August. Reading yours wets my whistle......
Oisinirish
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07/03/2017 04:23PM
 
I always love reading your reports. I like to read Aurora's adventures to my little one in preparation of his first REAL trip up there. (He won't fish anywhere but Minnesota since our trip to lake one). Lol.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle
TomT
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07/04/2017 05:14PM
 
Very nice report. Aurora sure seems to love it there. She's really growing up fast. Good luck with your relocation.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
boonie
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07/04/2017 07:25PM
 
Another great report, TB - I really enjoyed it, especially as I am heading in Brant this fall. I'm planning to head up to Bingshick so was interested in that part. Information on portages to Bingshick was minimal, so that was good to see and the campsites too. I'm planning to paddle out the Chub River and down through Seahorse, but may go the other direction. I've got 8 days and may do a longer loop or a short one, depending on how I'm feeling and how the weather is.


On another note, I've got some comparative pictures of the campsite on Missing Link from my Sept. 2015 trip in my shutterfly album here


That's a shame about that Tuscarora campsite too.
ducks
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07/05/2017 09:09AM
 
Thanks for another great trip report TB. It's fun watching that little girl grow.

Ride EZ
oldzip
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07/05/2017 09:47AM
 
wonderful report...enjoyed the photos and words...made me feel part of the bwca...thanks.
paddlinjoe
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07/05/2017 01:58PM
 
I really enjoy your trip report writing style. The fact that your daughter appears to get so much joy from the trips adds that much more. Hope all goes well with your move and career change.

paddlinjoe
SaganagaJoe
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07/06/2017 11:07AM
 
Great trip report! Glad to see Aurora is paddling now.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
TuscaroraBorealis
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07/07/2017 10:13AM
 
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. These trips add immeasurably to the unspeakable joy of watching Aurora grow up.


The move has gone reasonably well, I just need to accept a job. Have had a few interviews, with a few more to come. Hopefully we'll be ready/able to make the decision by the end of next week. Then we can start planning our next trip ;)
boonie
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07/07/2017 11:26AM
 
Best of luck with the move and new job!
dicecupmaker
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07/08/2017 03:28AM
 
The best of luck! Great trip report! You made my night shift much more enjoyable!

Joy is a great teacher, but so is dispair. Wonder is a great teacher, but so is confusion. Hope is a great teacher, but so is disillusionment. And life is a great teacher, but so is death. To deny yourself any of those in any aspect is not experiencing life totally.
FOG51
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07/09/2017 06:23AM
 
Great report, it is such fun watching your little one growing up. It would be really a interesting trip if your family and Ducks could get together for a trip. I see you use a yak paddle when your tripping, ? not when you and Vicky paddle together. Does it work well ? How long of a paddle is it? My son is considering it as his wife-to-be isn't a strong paddler. Again great report and great pictures. FRED

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fourtune to remember the ones do, and the eyesight to tell the differance.
TuscaroraBorealis
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07/09/2017 07:33AM
 
quote FOG51: "Great report, it is such fun watching your little one growing up. It would be really a interesting trip if your family and Ducks could get together for a trip. I see you use a yak paddle when your tripping, ? not when you and Vicky paddle together. Does it work well ? How long of a paddle is it? My son is considering it as his wife-to-be isn't a strong paddler. Again great report and great pictures. FRED"


When we purchased our 3 seat Souris River 18.5 a few years back, I decided to go with the yak paddle (Bending Branches Navigator). The logic being - since Aurora would be sitting right in front of me, the yak paddle would all but eliminate the chance of me bonking her in the head when having to switch sides or getting her wet with water running off the end of the blade. Also, it seems to make sense using it with a novice paddler in front. I don't know that it's necessarily a more efficient mode of paddling but, I've gotten used to it and like the performance.


If it were just Vickie and I (or another experienced paddler) I'd likely use a traditional blade.


For the record. I'd love to paddle with the 'duck' family if the opportunity ever arose. :)
boonie
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07/14/2017 08:36PM
 
TB-


I know you went south out of Bingshick to Flying and Green, but I'm thinking I'll head out the Chub River from Fay. Do you have any thoughts on whether I should go to Glee, then Fay, or would it be navigable if I went south out of Bingshick and then west on the creek to Fay?


ducks
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07/15/2017 08:12AM
 
quote TuscaroraBorealis: "quote FOG51: "Great report, it is such fun watching your little one growing up. It would be really a interesting trip if your family and Ducks could get together for a trip.



For the record. I'd love to paddle with the 'duck' family if the opportunity ever arose. :)"



That would be a great trip!!!!!!!

Ride EZ
ducks
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07/15/2017 08:12AM
 
quote TuscaroraBorealis: "quote FOG51: "Great report, it is such fun watching your little one growing up. It would be really a interesting trip if your family and Ducks could get together for a trip.



For the record. I'd love to paddle with the 'duck' family if the opportunity ever arose. :)"





That would be a great trip!!!!!!!

Ride EZ
TuscaroraBorealis
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07/15/2017 08:20AM
 
quote boonie: "TB-



I know you went south out of Bingshick to Flying and Green, but I'm thinking I'll head out the Chub River from Fay. Do you have any thoughts on whether I should go to Glee, then Fay, or would it be navigable if I went south out of Bingshick and then west on the creek to Fay?"





The creek south of Bingshick is navigable, and (years ago) I used that portage into Fay. Andy (at Tuscarora Lodge ) told me that someone had inadvertently took that portage this spring - so it's is/was still passable. But, he added it was very overgrown.


It wouldn't take much extra effort to scout it out on your way to Bingshick, or on a short daytrip. If it's passable, I'd say this would be the quicker/easier route to Fay.
boonie
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07/15/2017 10:30AM
 
Thanks, TB, I think somebody (luvmybell, maybe) had done it and said something about a portage that wasn't on the map maybe. If water levels don't seem extremely low, I'll probably try that way. Maybe, as you suggest, on the way in to Bingshick. I think the portage to/from Glee was muck at the time . . .
TuscaroraBorealis
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07/29/2017 08:57AM
 
A quick update on the trashed campsite. ...


Yesterday I received a message on my you tube channel that someone (flyboykramer6) passed through Tuscarora Lake this past week and he reported that the site has been cleaned up and appears to be a useable site once again.


Thanks to all who had a hand in cleaning up the mess.
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