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Entry Point 23 - Mudro Lake

Mudro 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 19 miles. Three accesses into Mudro Lake involve portages ranging from 20–185 rods.Easiest access is from private la nd with parking fee.

Number of Permits per Day: 5
Elevation: 1166 feet
Latitude: 48.0356
Longitude: -91.8301
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HowardSprague
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09/30/2020 11:06AM
 
New Trip Report posted by HowardSprague

Trip Name: Boot Lake fall basecamp with GSP.

Entry Point: 23

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"Enjoy every sandwich"
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TrailZen
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09/30/2020 03:00PM
 
Howard,
So I start reading your report without looking closely at the date and thought it was from a trip a couple weeks ago. Nice report, nice photos, then I get to the "Brian was gone" part and do a Whisky, Tango, Foxtrot number... So sorry for Brian's family and friends.


Your report reminded that it had been ages since I checked CCBB, where I used to read lots of comments by you, GSP, Bill Conner, and others. I posted a lot there 2007-2011; not sure why I slacked off.


So, thanks again for a good trip report, and a reminder that we should appreciate all the important people in our lives.


TZ

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb
rtallent
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09/30/2020 05:16PM
 
Yep, what TZ said.
okinaw55
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09/30/2020 07:40PM
 
Dang that makes me sad. I know all too well the attempts I've had at taking my own life. Was he a veteran? The government is not exaggerating when they say 17 veterans a day end their lives.
HowardSprague
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09/30/2020 08:54PM
 
no, he wasn't a veteran as far as I know...not sure how his troubles originated. Seemed like a pretty normal life growing up, just from what I'd heard.
He was a good guy.


"Enjoy every sandwich"
okinaw55
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09/30/2020 11:45PM
 
HowardSprague: "no, he wasn't a veteran as far as I know...not sure how his troubles originated. Seemed like a pretty normal life growing up, just from what I'd heard.
He was a good guy.
"



Heartbreaking.
I'm pretty sure he and I talked about GSP vs Brittany in some thread back a ways. I'm sorry for your loss.
nctry
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10/01/2020 11:23AM
 
Hard to know what was his issue(s). He I thought was in the mental health field. So you’d thing he would have the tools to overcome stuff. And boy he loved his dog(s).
At one wing night though, Marco being kinda new and had to check out the area. He happened to deposit a present by a tent and then mark the tent with a little squirt of doggie marking stuff. Well, the owner of the tent happened to see it and reacted as I think most people would. Brian felt embarrassed I think and left soon after. We always felt bad about it, but what do you do. Maybe we need to be better stewards of each other. If ever you feel someone felt burdened about something maybe reach out... I don’t think this was “the reason”, but had we kept the door open maybe he’d have had that extra ear. I take my friendships here very serious. I love to solo paddle, but it was with friends here I had my best trips. 2013 I had been rattled a number of times with diverticulitis. This while running around the country with boats. Suncatcher and Boppa came and took me to Woodland Caribou for a week. Luckily my doc gave me another round of antibiotics cause it came back again. But with those two guys I had a memorable trip in a trying time. Thank you all for your patience with me. I value everyone here. If you ever need an ear, reach out! There are some good people here and more then you think having difficulties dealing with life and knowledgeable people that can help both professionally and as a good friend. RIP Brian... you have been missed. May we all find Gods grace and paddle together on the other side!

Nctry
Northwoodsman
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10/01/2020 04:09PM
 
Very well put nctry!
bordertrail
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10/09/2020 12:09PM
 
Thank you for your report. Wishing you many more trips, with sunny weather.

Happy Paddling
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