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Entry Point 64 - East Bearskin Lake

East Bearskin Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 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 26 miles. Motors allowed on East Bearskin Lake only. No motors on Alder and Canoe. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1471 feet
Latitude: 48.0407
Longitude: -90.3800
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Overcomer
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06/16/2019 05:17PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Overcomer

Trip Name: A little Peace & Joy during the Journey to Self Actualization.

Entry Point: 64

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Overcomer
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06/16/2019 05:31PM
 
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Was not sure how to insert video into report.

TomT
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06/16/2019 07:56PM
 
What a nice way to spend time with your girl. She has really taken to the outdoors and it's so cool to see. I imagine many outdoor jobs and adventures in her future. Awesome pics too BTW.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Selfsuffi
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06/17/2019 06:43AM
 
Thank you for the very nice trip reports. I am impressed with the way you are testing yourself and learning and putting in the work to make sure both of you are familiar with your gear and canoe. I see nothing but more success coming your way due to your building knowledge and skills. Keep enjoying it and I will keep looking forward to hearing about your journey through your trip reports.
x2jmorris
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06/17/2019 06:50AM
 
Looks like a great trip. I've been taking my kids up there since they were a few months old but I cannot wait for when they get to this age. Looks so fun.

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” - John Muir
paddlinjoe
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06/17/2019 10:31AM
 
What a great report and preparation journey for your BWCA trip. It is inspiring to see you you are introducing your duaghter to the wilderness.

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06/17/2019 12:26PM
 

A few more years and maybe Aurora will be writing her own trip reports too?


Overcomer
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06/17/2019 07:51PM
 
TomT: "What a nice way to spend time with your girl. She has really taken to the outdoors and it's so cool to see. I imagine many outdoor jobs and adventures in her future. Awesome pics too BTW."


Thank you and I agree with you in that it was really cool to see. I may be a little biased but IMO she rocked it.
Overcomer
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06/17/2019 07:53PM
 
Selfsuffi: "Thank you for the very nice trip reports. I am impressed with the way you are testing yourself and learning and putting in the work to make sure both of you are familiar with your gear and canoe. I see nothing but more success coming your way due to your building knowledge and skills. Keep enjoying it and I will keep looking forward to hearing about your journey through your trip reports."


Thank you, we both have much experience with BWCA camping, just none with women power alone. God willing Aurora and I will have many, many more reports.
Overcomer
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06/17/2019 07:56PM
 
x2jmorris: "Looks like a great trip. I've been taking my kids up there since they were a few months old but I cannot wait for when they get to this age. Looks so fun."


The time goes by soooooo fast. I savor all her past trips and I am very thankful that we chose to immerse her in canoe camping.
Overcomer
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06/17/2019 07:59PM
 
paddlinjoe: "What a great report and preparation journey for your BWCA trip. It is inspiring to see you you are introducing your duaghter to the wilderness. "


Thank you, I'm happy that this is inspiring to you and I hope it is to many. Where their is a desire there is a way.
Overcomer
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06/17/2019 08:05PM
 
inspector13: "
A few more years and maybe Aurora will be writing her own trip reports too?



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Wonderful idea, keep an eye out for it :)
GSP
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06/18/2019 09:57AM
 
Awesome job and planning to meet the needs of the group. Add some Bug Soother or Bye Bye Black Fly for the gnats.

German Shorthair Pointers Rule Serenity is found in your mind, not somewhere you seek.
Driftless
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06/18/2019 11:04AM
 
Awesome!
Northwoodsman
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06/18/2019 11:49AM
 
Great stuff. Terrific plan and execution. I’m sure that you will inspire many families to do the same. A great way to get a child acclimated to the wilderness.
Twins87
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06/18/2019 12:04PM
 
AWESOME trip report. So fun to hear more details about the first mother-daughter solo excursion. Can't wait to hear how the trip next month goes!
Overcomer
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06/18/2019 02:33PM
 
GSP: "Awesome job and planning to meet the needs of the group. Add some Bug Soother or Bye Bye Black Fly for the gnats."
Thanks, I will definately have to look into the bug soother. One little skeeter bite and I have a great reaction.
Overcomer
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06/18/2019 02:35PM
 
Northwoodsman: "A great way to get a child acclimated to the wilderness."
Yes, start them out young!! Thankfully we were fortunate to have many opportunities to do so.
Overcomer
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06/18/2019 02:37PM
 
Twins87: "AWESOME trip report.. Can't wait to hear how the trip next month goes!"
Thank you. There will definately be a report...good or bad :) I have my first solo in less than 2 weeks. I am definately getting use out of my newest gear purchases.
straighthairedcurly
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06/18/2019 09:44PM
 
What a heartwarming trip report! And such an adventurous heart your daughter has. Have a wonderful July trip.
MidwestMan
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06/20/2019 01:43PM
 
What an awesome mother/daughter team! You gals rock!!
CityFisher74
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07/11/2019 01:06PM
 
What a report, and what a trip. Getting to the age where my wife and I are starting to plan a family and it scares us to death. Reports/stories like this bring us back to the mentality that it can be just as fun and rewarding as it is daunting. Thanks for sharing - both this report and the wilderness with Aurora.

"The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders."
Overcomer
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07/11/2019 07:08PM
 
MidwestMan: "What an awesome mother/daughter team! You gals rock!!"


Thank you,
Overcomer
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07/11/2019 07:10PM
 
CityFisher74: "What a report, and what a trip. Getting to the age where my wife and I are starting to plan a family and it scares us to death. Reports/stories like this bring us back to the mentality that it can be just as fun and rewarding as it is daunting. Thanks for sharing - both this report and the wilderness with Aurora."


You are welcome. I believe it is good to be scared thinking about it...Over confidence can be a bad thing. I can say that the decision to start taking her in at 8 weeks has been very rewarding in watching her thrive in the wild today and I look forward to our future life journeys.
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