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Entry Point 77 - South Hegman Lake

South Hegman 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 16 miles. Access is a 80-rod portage to South Hegman Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 1.5 (varies by day)
Elevation: 1282 feet
Latitude: 48.0336
Longitude: -91.9250
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tonecoughlin
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10/12/2020 10:26AM
 
New Trip Report posted by tonecoughlin

Trip Name: Larch Creek EP80.

Entry Point: 80

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lyontyl
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10/12/2020 11:17AM
 
Impressive pictures! Thanks for the report!
missmolly
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10/12/2020 11:31AM
 
Wow, you've got the artist's eye, if not the walleyes!

I will paddle eternal, Kevlar and carbon.
jfinn
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10/12/2020 12:16PM
 
A few of those phots that were more "natural" are absolutely fantastic. Thanks for sharing.



John
cyclones30
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10/12/2020 12:17PM
 
Nice! what model canoe?
tonecoughlin
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10/12/2020 12:23PM
 
Thanks!

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tonecoughlin
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10/12/2020 12:23PM
 
Thanks I'm a professional photographer.

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tonecoughlin
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10/12/2020 12:24PM
 
All natural bud.

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tonecoughlin
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10/12/2020 12:24PM
 
Wenonah Aurora

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Heyfritty
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10/12/2020 05:52PM
 
Was Larch Creek relatively passable-other than beaver dams?
tonecoughlin
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10/12/2020 07:22PM
 
Heyfritty: "Was Larch Creek relatively passable-other than beaver dams?"


Yes 8 dams that you have to unload your boat depending on how much gear you have. It's at least 2 hours.


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thistlekicker
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10/13/2020 01:55PM
 
sorry to hijack but I gotta say I wish there was an alternate access to that route than plowing down and dragging through Larch Creek. Seems...suboptimal at best and actually tears up the creek at worst.
tonecoughlin
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10/13/2020 02:49PM
 
thistlekicker: "sorry to hijack but I gotta say I wish there was an alternate access to that route than plowing down and dragging through Larch Creek. Seems...suboptimal at best and actually tears up the creek at worst.
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You can go through Gunflint Lake it's maybe a 1/2 mi longer.

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Mocha
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10/13/2020 07:07PM
 
8 beaver dams? Holy crap. I agree the gunflint thru magnetic is possibly faster, however, the meandering creek in the fall is gorgeous if the tamaracks have turned color. Plus, more opportunity for wildlife in the cozy marshy terrain. I like the land portages better than going the other option.


Great photos! I imagine you chose just a few to highlight the trip.
tonecoughlin
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10/13/2020 07:13PM
 
Mocha: "8 beaver dams? Holy crap. I agree the gunflint thru magnetic is possibly faster, however, the meandering creek in the fall is gorgeous if the tamaracks have turned color. Plus, more opportunity for wildlife in the cozy marshy terrain. I like the land portages better than going the other option.



Great photos! I imagine you chose just a few to highlight the trip."



Thanks. But, your boat needs to be completely unloaded at each dam in and out. By far the worst part of the trip.

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520eek
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10/15/2020 06:43PM
 
Nice pics! Thanks for posting, two thumbs up!

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it!
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