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Entry Point 4 - Crab Lake & Cummings Lake

Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 23 miles. Access from Burntside Lake with a 320-rod portage to Crab Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1406 feet
Latitude: 47.9337
Longitude: -92.0269
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LindenTree
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05/31/2019 10:21AM
 
New Trip Report posted by LindenTree

Trip Name: Timber Frear Loop outside of the BWCA.

Entry Point: 4

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May the rivers be crooked and winding, and your portages lonesome, leading to the most amazing view.
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x2jmorris
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05/31/2019 10:38AM
 
Nice part about that area is you can bring a cooler with beer and a screen tent. I really like that rock on that campsite.

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” - John Muir
LindenTree
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05/31/2019 10:44AM
 
x2jmorris: "Nice part about that area is you can bring a cooler with beer and a screen tent. I really like that rock on that campsite."


I'm sure that is a plus for many, I treated it like I was in the BWCA with my packing and gear. It is just easier that way, besides I wouldn't want to portage a cooler.
One canoe that passed by me camped on Timber Lake.
I glassed them as they went by and that canoe was loaded.

May the rivers be crooked and winding, and your portages lonesome, leading to the most amazing view.
Kelso
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06/04/2019 08:08AM
 
Neat. Sounds like you had a lot of solitude in a seldom visited but easily accessible corner of canoe country.
MidwestFirecraft
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06/04/2019 05:15PM
 
Glad to hear it was clean. Took my girls there 2 years ago and it was pretty dirty. Toilets were overflowing, garbage, and a few large live trees that some donkey took an axe to, but didn't cut down. It is a good first trip for kids, with short portages and easy exit if needed.
LindenTree
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06/05/2019 08:55AM
 
MidwestFirecraft: "Glad to hear it was clean. Took my girls there 2 years ago and it was pretty dirty. Toilets were overflowing, garbage, and a few large live trees that some donkey took an axe to, but didn't cut down. It is a good first trip for kids, with short portages and easy exit if needed. "


I was suprised how clean the sites were, i expected to at a minimum, find cans half burned in the fire rings. I suspect the rangers had recently came through that area and cleaned things up. The portages were all clear and brushed back quite wide.

May the rivers be crooked and winding, and your portages lonesome, leading to the most amazing view.
bfurlow
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06/05/2019 03:54PM
 
Nice report. Good picture of Elsa.
jhb8426
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06/08/2019 01:24AM
 
Did you paddle across Burntside? That's a haul. can be tough if there's wind.
Nice report.
LindenTree
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06/08/2019 11:29AM
 
jhb8426: "Did you paddle across Burntside? That's a haul. can be tough if there's wind.
Nice report."



No, the Timber Frear Loop is NE of Finland, MN. Follow my links in my first post to see where it is.

May the rivers be crooked and winding, and your portages lonesome, leading to the most amazing view.
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