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Entry Point 37 - Kawishiwi Lake

Kawishiwi Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Isabella; Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 33 miles. Access is a boat landing at Kawishiwi Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1653 feet
Latitude: 47.8390
Longitude: -91.1036
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GHOST7
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09/11/2018 12:31PM
 
New Trip Report posted by GHOST7

Trip Name: GHOST Shoe.

Entry Point: 38

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salukiguy
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09/12/2018 12:06PM
 
That is a Brooks running shoe well over $100 a pair new but they don't make that model anymore. They are up to Ghost 10 and 11 now.
Rey from WL
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09/13/2018 08:28AM
 
I know this shoe!


July 30, 2017, my party of 9 (5 kids / 4 adults) were coming back from Cherokee to Sawbill. We had been through this portage a week prior to, and knew it was a muddy mess. In fact, my 12 year old daughter called it "The Mud Portage of Doom!". On that especially large mud-hole, my friend sank up to his waist as he was carrying my canoe. He lost his shoe when attempting to extract himself - the thick mud sucked it right off as you well know.


I looked and hunted for that shoe for many minutes, but I was unable to find it. In the interest of time, we had to move on. My friend made it back to Sawbill on his spare set of shoes.


We thought for sure that shoe would be lost for the next millennium. We're all shocked to see it again!


-Rey from West Lafayette, IN
HammerII
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09/16/2018 10:06PM
 
Rey from WL: "I know this shoe!



July 30, 2017, my party of 9 (5 kids / 4 adults) were coming back from Cherokee to Sawbill. We had been through this portage a week prior to, and knew it was a muddy mess. In fact, my 12 year old daughter called it "The Mud Portage of Doom!". On that especially large mud-hole, my friend sank up to his waist as he was carrying my canoe. He lost his shoe when attempting to extract himself - the thick mud sucked it right off as you well know.



I looked and hunted for that shoe for many minutes, but I was unable to find it. In the interest of time, we had to move on. My friend made it back to Sawbill on his spare set of shoes.



We thought for sure that shoe would be lost for the next millennium. We're all shocked to see it again!



-Rey from West Lafayette, IN"




What are the chances of finding that shoe again?
On a eastern river trip we were wet footing and I would place my "slip on" wet shoes into a sunny place on the canoe while we traveled to dry out a bit. When we went to stop for lunch I found that one of these shoes had turned up missing. I got kidded during lunch and afterwards when we stopped for the night a buddy found a different shoe in perfect condition that was sized to fit my size 13 feet while fishing from shore. I used that shoe for the rest of the trip..........

panic kills
muddyfeet
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10/04/2018 10:02AM
 
This is a great story!
That mud can get ya! ...and you likely aren’t the first!

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread; places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul" -John Muir
djwillco
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10/06/2018 02:35PM
 
That's pretty darn serendipitous to find a shoe that fits at that exact moment. Crazy! And to find the owner after...
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