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Entry Point 24 - Fall Lake

Fall Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 7 miles. "Access is a boat landing at Fall Lake. Several trip options to Newton, Basswood, & Mud Lakes with additionalportages." This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1324 feet
Latitude: 47.9527
Longitude: -91.7213
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GopherAdventure
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01/20/2020 09:21PM
 
New Trip Report posted by GopherAdventure

Trip Name: Winter Solo Trip- Moose Lake EP- January 2020.

Entry Point: 25

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Winter BWCA Solo 2020

Tony
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Jaywalker
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01/20/2020 10:56PM
 
Well done! Glad it was a successful first winter trip. I look forward to the video when it is up. I know what it is like to be expecting a hard schlag, then suddenly find an unexpected trail - what relief!
mirth
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01/21/2020 11:17AM
 
Thanks for sharing your report. Glad you were able to get over to Wind!

When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known. - Sigurd F. Olson, "The Singing Wilderness"
Mnpat
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01/21/2020 09:25PM
 
Great report
I went through wind one time in the winter on my way to basswood. I still remember the steep portage from moose lake because I forgot my pulk poles at home.
MN_Lindsey
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01/21/2020 10:08PM
 
At the end of your report when you apologized for not having photos I thought what, there were no photos?


Your storytelling painted a perfect picture. No photos required, although it will be fun to see your video once posted.


I also prefer cold camping vs. hot tent. Just seems easier if you have the proper sleeping bag etc.


And the silence is deafening. Yes, but isn't it just grand! I went and sat on my deck yesterday and listened to the quiet woods. Its the best.

“The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” - Nancy Newhall
SevenofNine
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01/22/2020 10:22AM
 
Thank you for sharing your experience. Nothing like bringing too much stuff. I think most people do that and for winter trips the tendency is to over do it as well. I still bring a change of clothes in case I get wet or soaked with sweat.


It was fun to read your report. Looking forward to any pictures or videos of your trip.

The best part of this journey here is further knowing yourself - Alan Kay
SaganagaJoe
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01/22/2020 12:22PM
 
I read Paradise Below Zero by Calvin Rutstrum every January. His tips on matching clothing with activity level and fitness may be helpful to you.


Thanks for sharing!

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
GopherAdventure
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01/23/2020 02:13PM
 
SaganagaJoe: "I read Paradise Below Zero by Calvin Rutstrum every January. His tips on matching clothing with activity level and fitness may be helpful to you.



Thanks for sharing! "



SJ,
Thanks for the advice! I’ll have to see if my library has that one.


Tony

Tony
nofish
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01/23/2020 02:54PM
 
Sounds like a great trip. I wondered how one of those hub houses would work for a quick and easy winter camping shelter. The thermal versions would seem to be a great option if size and weight can be managed.
GopherAdventure
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01/30/2020 04:06PM
 
Added the video report as a link in my trip report post at the top.

Tony
cyclones30
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01/30/2020 05:57PM
 
Nice video!
aruthenb
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02/03/2020 10:52AM
 
Great video as always Tony and thanks for sharing. A solo winter trip would be hard to stave off the boredom and I think you showed that, long nights and shorter adventures from camp. Keep adventuring and enjoy the Winter!
lyontyl
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04/11/2020 09:41AM
 
When would it traditionally be best to go ski in and camp during the winter from a conditions standpoint? Mid March?
SaganagaJoe
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04/28/2020 08:16PM
 
Fantastic trip and the video was hilarious - you have a great sense of humor. Thanks for sharing.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
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