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Entry Point 39 - Baker Lake

Baker Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 26 miles. Access is a boat landing at Baker Lake with a 10-rod portage into Peterson Lake to reach first campsite. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1497 feet
Latitude: 47.8452
Longitude: -90.8169
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Blugold82
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09/29/2019 08:59PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Blugold82

Trip Name: First Solo - Baker Lake Entry.

Entry Point: 39

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30Smoke
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09/29/2019 09:21PM
 
Thanks for sharing your trip. It appears you had a good time and enjoyed the paddle. I have not got a September trip in yet, missed it by one day, but looking forward to one some day. Do you think you will do more solo trips? There are lots of resources on this site, including the solo trip group. I have learned much from this group and hope to have another great solo next spring.
bfurlow
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09/30/2019 02:55PM
 
I enjoyed the report a lot, thanks! I did my first solo in the same area and would like to go back. There are a lot of route choices from the Baker entry.
MidwestFirecraft
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09/30/2019 02:57PM
 
Nice write up, thank you for sharing. "Every year I consider a bear barrel." I used a bear vault 500 for years. Been using Ursacks the last couple years and could not be happier!
Blugold82
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09/30/2019 04:36PM
 
Thanks for all the replies and words of encouragement. I will definitely do another solo in the future. I have been a member of the site for several years, but this is my first posting.
SevenofNine
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10/01/2019 08:27AM
 
Nice trip report and thanks for sharing your pictures and adventure. Solo trips can be lonely but I enjoy the solitude and just seeing everything on my trips. I found writing a journal, reading and just doing camp chores a helpful thing to do when lonely.

The best part of this journey here is further knowing yourself - Alan Kay
mjmkjun
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10/01/2019 03:39PM
 
Love the comment about keeping the hatchet closeby cuz squirrel was giving you the stink-eye. LOL

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Isaac Newton
boonie
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10/01/2019 04:47PM
 
Thanks, I enjoyed your trip and pictures. I was in the Baker entry the week before and exited the day before you entered. Most of the area was new to me. Ursack or bear canister is a lot simpler.
landoftheskytintedwater
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10/01/2019 08:18PM
 
Enjoyed the report! I entered the day after you solo. Glad you had a good trip!
Driftless
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10/03/2019 10:41AM
 
Nice report, thanks for sharing!
BoxofRain
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06/23/2020 07:36AM
 
I use the lacrosse ball trick when working on trees, but I use a lacrosse stick to launch the ball. Thanks for the report well written. I use a barrel by"Backpackers Cache" it's probably 14"high x9"wide? But it holds plenty
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