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Entry Point 1 - Trout Lake

Trout Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Cook, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 30 miles. Access from LakeVermilion via 60-rod canoe portage or 180-rod portage that allows the use of portage wheels. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1381 feet
Latitude: 47.9144
Longitude: -92.3220
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robertcross
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08/15/2017 11:54AM
 
New Trip Report posted by robertcross

Trip Name: 16 Y/0 SOLO into EP#39 Baker Lake near Tofte.

Entry Point: 39

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boonie
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08/15/2017 02:37PM
 
Thanks for the report! Many of your observations from your first solo have a familiar ring to an old soloist ;). All in all it sounded like it went well.
Northwoodsman
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08/15/2017 03:39PM
 
Robert,


Congratulations! I missed the part that you were only 16 up until the last paragraph. I am thoroughly impressed. Way to go! You should be extremely proud of your accomplishment. I wish you the very best on future trips. I hope that you will post reports on them.
ducks
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08/15/2017 04:54PM
 
Well done young man..... well done!!!!! Thanks for sharing

Ride EZ
boonie
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08/15/2017 07:18PM
 
Robert,


I forgot to say you'll find the intimidation factor fades, but the meditative factor deepens. I've also found that simplifying gear, camp chores, and food prep is preferable for me.
MattM
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08/15/2017 08:30PM
 
Robert,


I'm so impressed that you decided to do a solo trip at 16!


I'll echo ducks....Well done!!


boonie is completely on point as well. Efficiency, confidence, and an overall sense of contentment will grow with each trip.


There are many paddle trips in the bwca, Quetico, and around the world to experience.


Keep it up man!!


OneMatch
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08/15/2017 10:01PM
 
Really enjoyed that, especially your summations. What everyone else here said about your accomplishments. Great job and thanks for posting!

We all have to believe in something. I believe I'll go paddle.
Jaywalker
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08/16/2017 05:54AM
 
Well done indeed. Sounds like your parents trust is well placed. One lesson you didn't learn is what fine thieves turtles and especially otters are! Having fish still on the stinger in the morning sometimes doesn't work out so well.
nctry
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08/17/2017 09:07AM
 
That's pretty impressive to say the least. Great report! Them walleye are far more tasty then a smally. :)

Nctry
paddlefamily
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08/17/2017 05:43PM
 
I think it's great that you've started to do this at a young age. I wished I'd thought of doing it at 16. As you know you learn a ton doing a solo trip. Now your adventures will only expand. Well done.
mapsguy1955
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08/19/2017 11:36AM
 
Wonderful... I'm impressed with your honesty and thoughts. I'm getting ready for my first solo, in the Q for 12 days, but I am almost 62. I wish I had been 16 on my first. There would have been a whole string of them by now! BTW: You must have awesome parents!

If we aren't actively working to protect our planet, we are acquiescing to those who don't recognize, or care about, their part in it. John
SaganagaJoe
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08/19/2017 02:18PM
 
Very, very well done. Your parents raised you right. Good job!

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
Laketrout58
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08/31/2017 09:34PM
 
What a future you have! Nice job! Marc
bct
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09/01/2017 02:10PM
 
Great report!

Just because you like the sound of your logic, does not mean your logic is sound
bfurlow
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09/05/2017 04:20PM
 
Nice job. I really enjoyed the report!
FLATLINER
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09/06/2017 07:05AM
 
Robert, at almost 50, I am not sure I could do it. I love watching the show "Alone" but the alone aspect of it would disqualify me almost immediately. Very impressive.
pswith5
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09/20/2017 09:21AM
 
Thanks for sharing. Did you say you will solo again?

without the bad times: the good times wouldn't seem so good
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