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Entry Point 29 - North Kawishiwi River

North Kawishiwi River 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 15 miles. Access the North Kawishiwi River through Ojibway Lake and Triangle Lake using two portages.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1249 feet
Latitude: 47.9543
Longitude: -91.5641
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TreeBear
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11/04/2019 06:28PM
 
New Trip Report posted by TreeBear

Trip Name: Ice Breaker.

Entry Point: 30

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oldzip
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11/05/2019 04:24AM
 
thanks...great report...wonderful photos!
MidwestFirecraft
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11/05/2019 07:43AM
 
Great report and beautiful pics. What type of bag and pad did you use? I found that I have to use a foam mat with my exped 7 when it gets below 30 degrees at night.
SevenofNine
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11/05/2019 09:00AM
 
Thanks for a great trip report. Wonderful pictures and it was fun to follow along.

The best part of this journey here is further knowing yourself - Alan Kay
TreeBear
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11/05/2019 09:51AM
 
MidwestFirecraft: "Great report and beautiful pics. What type of bag and pad did you use? I found that I have to use a foam mat with my exped 7 when it gets below 30 degrees at night."


I spend a ton of time camping during the winter, but end up using the same Themorest inflatable pad. I do have a "sleeve" that I made for it this year that is made up of heat reflective material. It runs the length of it, and adds a little "r-value." My bag is a Slumberjack DriDown Sojourn -20. I have really liked the bag the couple years I have used it.
SaganagaJoe
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11/05/2019 09:57AM
 
Maybe an ice axe next time would be worth the weight? Bow paddler could hammer ice while stern paddler paddles.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
straighthairedcurly
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11/05/2019 01:18PM
 
Very "cool" trip report. The pics are amazing. I have never pushed the limits like that in the fall, but have some interesting adventures due to my springtime enthusiasm.
paddlefamily
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11/05/2019 02:37PM
 
Really pretty, early winter photos. It's interesting to see all the exposed rock you'd normally never see. I paddled that area from the numbers down through N Wilder and up the small river through Hudson, Fire and Rifle back to the numbers chain about a year before the fire. It's incredible how it has changed since then and it takes me a minute to recognize the different places.
Driftless
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11/05/2019 02:47PM
 
Wow! Hard core!
TrailZen
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11/05/2019 03:39PM
 
Great report with great photos. I'm not worthy!
TZ

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb
MidwestFirecraft
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11/05/2019 06:26PM
 
TreeBear: "MidwestFirecraft: "Great report and beautiful pics. What type of bag and pad did you use? I found that I have to use a foam mat with my exped 7 when it gets below 30 degrees at night."



I spend a ton of time camping during the winter, but end up using the same Themorest inflatable pad. I do have a "sleeve" that I made for it this year that is made up of heat reflective material. It runs the length of it, and adds a little "r-value." My bag is a Slumberjack DriDown Sojourn -20. I have really liked the bag the couple years I have used it. "



I upgraded tents to a Hilleberg Nammatj for winter and a Big Agnes Copper Spur for Spring through Fall, I really need to get at least a 0 degree bag like you have. Thanks for the response and the great report.
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