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Entry Point 75 - Little Isabella River

Little Isabella River entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Isabella, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 30 miles. Access is a 20-rod portage to the Little Isabella River. Several short portages before you reach th e Isabella River.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1276 feet
Latitude: 47.7760
Longitude: -91.4885
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DANRULZ
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07/10/2017 08:29PM
 
New Trip Report posted by DANRULZ

Trip Name: Pictograph Loop.

Entry Point: 77

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BigTim
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07/11/2017 08:00AM
 
Nice report. High water seems to be the norm this year. I echo your concerns about big water!
tonyj
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07/12/2017 08:52AM
 
I love reading reports of places I've been and comparing observations made. Very well done. I'm running a similar route, opposite direction next week. I will attempt my first trip report after, but I can pretty much guarantee it will be lacking the detail of yours.


The closest I've come to dumping the canoe in five BW trips was the time we tried to run the chute at the bottom of Curtain Falls. I wanted to go back and look for the portage.
Partner says, "No way man....we get a head of steam going and we got this." We sort of made it. Got turned sideways and thrown right after clearing the chute. I quickly jumped out of the bow to wet foot our boat safely to shore (probably not the safest move but it worked). I've since heard a few stories about witnessing people dumping.


I also echo your feelings on big water. The next closest I came to dumping was my first trip, crossing Friday Bay on Crooked Lake. There was a little chop when suddenly a big north wind picked up. Since then, I'm no fan of big water unless it's dead calm. Went to La Croix once and was perfectly content hanging near Boulder and Tiger Bay.


Finally, one of my favorite BW memories was at the same site on Iron. Nothing unique really- We made it there from Stuart River entry just in time to set up a tarp and ride out a brief but intense storm. After the storm was perhaps the most beautiful and enjoyable evening I've had out there.
boonie
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07/12/2017 06:41PM
 
Cool trip! Thanks, enjoyed the report. I've never done the Beartrap River, but it's been on my radar for several years. I'm starting to run out of years though.
boonie
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07/12/2017 06:43PM
 
BTW, you have any pictures?
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