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Entry Point 80 - Larch Creek

Larch Creek 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 53 miles. Access from the canoe landing at Larch Creek. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1217 feet
Latitude: 48.1270
Longitude: -90.8304
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Pepperbox
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02/19/2019 09:16PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Pepperbox

Trip Name: First time for a portage.

Entry Point: 84

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straighthairedcurly
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02/19/2019 09:34PM
 
Sounds like a great first full experience in the BW. Always great to have some learning opportunities that don't cause too much pain and suffering. I am in the "no hammock" side of things but hubby and son love theirs. I end up with the tent to myself.


I love the descriptions of your dad rebuilding and improving the fire pits. I hope they all want to go again and you have many more family adventures.
boonie
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02/19/2019 10:32PM
 
Thanks, enjoyed your report. I always like the first trip ones - it takes me back to my own early experiences.
BTW, wondering if your screen name has anything to do with Pepperbox Wilderness?

johndku
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02/20/2019 07:32AM
 
Thanks for the report.


Leeches will without a doubt help your fishing success, I'd highly second your thought about taking them next time.


I also wouldn't give up on hammocks, maybe watch some YouTube videos,make sure they're hung correctly, and making sure others are lying in them correctly. They make not be for everybody but I'll never go back to sleeping on the ground, neither will my kids.
Driftless
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02/20/2019 08:28AM
 
Nice report!
Pepperbox
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02/20/2019 11:56AM
 
The pepperbox screenname actually comes from the darling pepperbox. I am not a gun person but have always thought derringers have a lot of history and particularly the pepperbox with all revolving barrels. Someday I may purchase one but not yet.
paddlinjoe
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02/21/2019 04:22PM
 
Fun report. Thanks for sharing your experiences on the trip. I look forward to learning something new for "next time" too.




paddlinjoe
nctry
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02/24/2019 04:26AM
 
Like boone I enjoy first timer reports for the same reason. Your in good company with the brings too much stuff crowd. We all cut back on what we bring but I think we just put it in another pack and bring it anyways, haha. Sounds like a fun family you have.

Nctry
Jaywalker
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03/01/2019 08:59AM
 
That's one heck of a portage to start off with!! Nothing wrong with doing a 1-1/2 carry either. That's the way me and my old paddle partner use to do it. Glad it went well for you and your crew. I liked the photo of the fire grate rocks your dad re-did. Any other photos of that? There are definitely a bunch of grates up there that could use an overhaul. I've adopted the practice of rebuilding one messed up fire pit per trip too.
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