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Entry Point 27 - Snowbank Lake

Snowbank Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 24 miles. Access is a boat landing or canoe launch at Snowbank Lake. Many trip options for paddlers. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 8
Elevation: 1191 feet
Latitude: 47.9716
Longitude: -91.4326
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sylvesterii
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05/02/2019 04:55PM
 
New Trip Report posted by sylvesterii

Trip Name: Snowbank to Fraser and Back (the what not to do edition).

Entry Point: 27

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lundojam
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05/02/2019 05:39PM
 
Beautiful photos! Dang! The glowing campfire is extraordinary.
boonie
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05/02/2019 08:39PM
 
I really enjoyed your report. Loved that last loon photo. You had some trials and tribulations, but the silver lining is that you learned a lot quickly and made changes before the end of the trip. I'm sure you made a bunch before the next trip; I'll look for that next report.
anthonyp007
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05/03/2019 07:25AM
 
Thanks for sharing! Your pictures were awesome. I really liked the narrows shots between Thomas and Frazier. I’ve never been there, but plan to this summer during a solo trip. I’m going to look into that Y camp you mentioned for my kids and I plan on stealing your English muffin “bun” idea. Brilliant!


Thanks,


Tony

Tony
straighthairedcurly
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05/03/2019 01:36PM
 
Loved reading your report and seeing the beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.
TrailZen
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05/03/2019 01:53PM
 
Great report of a nice trip; fantastic photos! Enjoyed reading all the detail, and recall making similar mistakes in early trips to Canoe Country. Thanks for sharing.


TZ

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb
Driftless
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05/07/2019 01:58PM
 
Awesome report, thanks for sharing!
Ausable
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05/08/2019 08:09AM
 
Good and useful information on the portages from Snowbank through Boot to Cattyman. Thanks!
PaddleAway
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05/11/2019 10:08PM
 
Nice trip report & wonderful pics, thanks!
midfin
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05/23/2019 05:32PM
 
Thank you for sharing your experience. I gleaned a great deal of information and admire your ability to admit mistakes. That's the sign of a truly confident person.
gravelroad
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05/26/2019 11:17AM
 
Great report. Just think of what you could have gained if your parents had educated you in the way of the wilderness when you were a kid.


Oh, wait ... ;-)


(I had a similar upbringing.)
Jackfish
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05/26/2019 11:37PM
 
Excellent! A fun read and great photos, too. My wife and I went through some of that area a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

"Keep close to Nature's heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." ~ John Muir
tumblehome
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05/27/2019 06:39AM
 



Still a very inspirational story. I would like to say that all those little mistakes you wrote about are wisdom for your next trip. Mastering the craft of wilderness tripping is one learned from experience.
Tom
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