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Entry Point 6 - Slim Lake

Slim 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 is a 90-rod portage to Slim Lake Portages to three additional lakes.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1210 feet
Latitude: 47.9958
Longitude: -91.9599
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Selfsuffi
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09/25/2019 08:16AM
 
New Trip Report posted by Selfsuffi

Trip Name: Not the Puniest but still short.

Entry Point: 6

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missmolly
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09/25/2019 09:53AM
 
This is a lovely moment perfectly told: "The single howl turned in multiple howls and in short order turned into a cacophony of howls, yips and barks. It was so beautiful and close."

I will paddle eternal, Kevlar and carbon.
Selfsuffi
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09/25/2019 10:04AM
 
missmolly: "This is a lovely moment perfectly told: "The single howl turned in multiple howls and in short order turned into a cacophony of howls, yips and barks. It was so beautiful and close.""


Thank you, it was something I won't ever forget. I think it is safe to say it is a lifetime memory for my daughter as well.
x2jmorris
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09/25/2019 10:09AM
 
No bad memories can be huge for people to want to return. Glad everything went well and that another trip is being planned.

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” - John Muir
plexmidwest
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09/25/2019 10:45AM
 
Nice report what a pleasure hearing the wolves. How is the portage from Rice to Hook?
Selfsuffi
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09/25/2019 10:52AM
 
plexmidwest: "Nice report what a pleasure hearing the wolves. How is the portage from Rice to Hook?"


It was longer than I thought it was going to be. It wasn't hard though. I little up and down with a couple step over downed trees. It was just one of those I had in my head was just a little longer than the one from Slim to Rice but it was actually twice as long. Slim to Rice had a couple creek crossings that were a little tricky but once you picked your stepping stones it wasn't bad. There is one bad spot on the Rice to Hook portage in the first third up it there is a slight uphill that has a downed pine with a lot of partial branches that point down. I didn't notice it with the canoe on my head and it wanted to push me off the trail. I saw what it was on the way back. Coming back I saw it but then again I was looking for it too.
justpaddlin
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09/25/2019 11:25AM
 
Lovely trip report!
WonderMonkey
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09/25/2019 08:34PM
 
Thanks for the report. You write very well.
jillpine
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09/25/2019 08:45PM
 
Selfsuffi: "missmolly: "This is a lovely moment perfectly told: "The single howl turned in multiple howls and in short order turned into a cacophony of howls, yips and barks. It was so beautiful and close.""



Thank you, it was something I won't ever forget. I think it is safe to say it is a lifetime memory for my daughter as well."

+1


jillpine
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09/25/2019 08:51PM
 
Selfsuffi (I love this moniker) - thanks for writing this. So excited to get back to the echo trail area after a long time travelin (other places). Let me know if you're ever up for another paddle and I'll meet you up there! Have you thought about a designated solo (or maybe you already paddle that as well?) When I hear the wolves, I'll think of you and daughter's special time!


Selfsuffi
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09/26/2019 07:45AM
 
WonderMonkey: "Thanks for the report. You write very well."


Thank you. I really enjoyed your journal on your trip planning and then the trip report.
Selfsuffi
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09/26/2019 07:46AM
 
jillpine: "Selfsuffi (I love this moniker) - thanks for writing this. So excited to get back to the echo trail area after a long time travelin (other places). Let me know if you're ever up for another paddle and I'll meet you up there! Have you thought about a designated solo (or maybe you already paddle that as well?) When I hear the wolves, I'll think of you and daughter's special time! "


Thank you! I will let you know next time I am headed up. I haven't taken a solo trip yet. This last trip was actually going to be a solo until my daughter found out she could get a couple days off work. I couldn't pass up a chance to bring her into the BWCA for the first time. I am planning a solo trip for next year. Just need to figure out where to go. I do like the western side but I haven't been to the eastern side of the BWCA at all so that isn't really a fair assessment. I think the farthest east I have been is Cherry Lake. I hope you really enjoy your trip and that the wolves are still singing.
straighthairedcurly
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09/26/2019 09:07AM
 
Always makes me happy to hear about another younger generation person being introduced to the wilderness and loving it.
Driftless
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10/01/2019 07:45AM
 
Awesome report, I hope you and your daughter make it back next year.
boonie
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10/08/2019 06:39PM
 
Glad your daughter’s first trip went well and you shared a special moment that makes her want to return.
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