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Entry Point 62 - Clearwater Lake

Clearwater Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (10 HP max). 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 33 miles. Motors allowed on Clearwater Lake only. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1673 feet
Latitude: 48.0702
Longitude: -90.3752
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paddelingruth
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11/07/2018 10:15PM
 
New Trip Report posted by paddelingruth

Trip Name: Our First Loop

Entry Point: 64

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Selfsuffi
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11/08/2018 09:08AM
 
Very nice trip report. Thank you for sharing that with us. One question about the camp chairs you had. I normally don't bring one for space but after the trip we took early this year I am convinced I need one. I have looked at a couple different ones and I like the ones that pack small. Those look really sturdy but I can't figure out how you fold them up to get into a pack. What kind of chair do you use and how does it pack down? Thank you!
mirth
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11/08/2018 11:45AM
 
Looking at the pictures they appear to be essentially low slung beach chairs that fold flat. So, you'd have to either hand carry them or maybe they fit into a #4 pack.


Glad you had a great trip!

When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known. - Sigurd F. Olson, "The Singing Wilderness"
johndku
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11/08/2018 11:47AM
 
Nice pictures! Thanks for posting.
Driftless
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11/08/2018 12:49PM
 
Great report, thanks! I'm thinking of doing that loop next year. Unfortunately our dogs like to roll in scat too.....
MrFeesh
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11/08/2018 05:07PM
 
Selfsuffi: "Very nice trip report. Thank you for sharing that with us. One question about the camp chairs you had. I normally don't bring one for space but after the trip we took early this year I am convinced I need one. I have looked at a couple different ones and I like the ones that pack small. Those look really sturdy but I can't figure out how you fold them up to get into a pack. What kind of chair do you use and how does it pack down? Thank you!"


This is the other half of the paddelingRuth team, the chairs are Cabela's turkey hunter chairs. They are one of our luxury items, but not light, we carry them strapped to the sides of the pack for our sleeping bags, which by itself would be pretty light.


They are very comfortable, been a few naps taken sitting in them.
dan
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11/08/2018 05:17PM
 
Thanks for the report, Ruth-


I'm glad you enjoyed your loop - it's a nice area. The Canoe-Pine portage is a tough one though.
mirth
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11/08/2018 05:54PM
 
Nice chairs!

When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known. - Sigurd F. Olson, "The Singing Wilderness"
Northwoodsman
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11/08/2018 10:11PM
 
Thanks for the well documented report and a lead on the chairs. Did you dine at the Trail Center or Trails End? I think you meant Trail Center because that is very close to where you were. I agree, there's nothing better than a bunkhouse and a hot shower before and after.
Selfsuffi
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11/09/2018 06:41AM
 
Thank you for the packed down photo and description of the chair. I am going to look into it as a luxury item as well.
paddelingruth
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11/09/2018 06:43PM
 
Thanks for the comments, Your right it was Trail Center, I fixed the story. Thanks so much.
callofthewild
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11/19/2018 05:16PM
 
Thank you for the nice trip report. This is one area I want to explore in the future. I appreciate your insights and the great pictures. Happy Paddling!!!
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