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Entry Point 30 - Lake One

Lake One 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 21 miles. Access is a canoe landing at Lake One.

Number of Permits per Day: 13
Elevation: 1230 feet
Latitude: 47.9391
Longitude: -91.4792
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Spartan2
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02/02/2021 09:41AM
 
New Trip Report posted by Spartan2

Trip Name: 1982: Volume 2, Going Back In Time .

Entry Point: 30

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rdgbwca
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02/02/2021 10:28AM
 
Nice trip report!


You covered some distance, saw a big bull moose and had fish for breakfast. Makes me wish it was open water season.
Spartan2
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02/02/2021 11:19AM
 
rdgbwca: "Nice trip report!



You covered some distance, saw a big bull moose and had fish for breakfast. Makes me wish it was open water season."



Thank you. Back in those days we had never heard of a "layover" day. It was a fun trip. Saw a lot more moose on our long trip in 1992, but this one was quite special because he hung around so long.
TrailZen
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02/02/2021 03:59PM
 
What a wonderful report, Lynda! We wouldn't trip now with some of the gear (cotton clothes, ponchos, etc) we used on our early trips, but it was what we had and it taught us lessons. Had to laugh out loud at Smokey's "pet leach" story. Did you ever make it back to Blueberry Hill on Kekekabic? Yes, digital photography has spoiled us--shoot dozens of photos without worrying about running out of film or paying for processing. And we've had the experience of finding a dehydrated food item that really tastes great and works with our meal planning style only to discover that we can't find it next time we're planning a trip.


Thanks for sharing and taking us along.


TZ

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb
schweady
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02/02/2021 04:23PM
 
Thanks! I was following along on maps for a while, then got lost. Where are those pictographs, again?


"You can observe a lot just by watching." -- Yogi Berra
Spartan2
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02/02/2021 05:41PM
 
schweady: "Thanks! I was following along on maps for a while, then got lost. Where are those pictographs, again?
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I wanted to scan a map for this trip like I did for the 1973 one, but I couldn't find a map that had the whole trip on it that would fit on my scanner.

We went from Adams to Elbow and took the short portage to the Kawishiwi River. The big X is where we camped. Then we went southwest on the K River and if you look at the very lower left corner of this map segment you can see "pictographs" with a tiny arrow and a tiny X. If you are looking at a newer map, Elbow Lake is probably Beaver Lake.


Here is the part of the map that covers SOME of this trip:

thart2009
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02/02/2021 07:16PM
 
Great trip report a fun to see the old photos. I also had to laugh out loud at the part about Smokey and the pet leech! Thanks for posting.
schweady
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02/02/2021 07:40PM
 
Thanks for the old map. I'm sure a number of folks have gone to a bunch of the lakes in that area, but to me, it's sort of a no-man's-land between the more popular routes. Nice.


"You can observe a lot just by watching." -- Yogi Berra
Spartan2
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02/02/2021 08:23PM
 
If there were one place in the BWCA that I could return to again, it would probably be Boulder/Adams/Elbow(Beaver) and the Kawishiwi River. To me that was just a beautiful area. Of course Cherokee is my favorite lake, but I have been there three times. These lakes were just once, and it was a terrible disappointment that health issues (this time mine and not my husband's) kept us from getting back there in 2006.


Spartan2
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02/02/2021 08:27PM
 
thart2009: "Great trip report a fun to see the old photos. I also had to laugh out loud at the part about Smokey and the pet leech! Thanks for posting."


Leeches make me sick. I can do fine with snakes and even spiders. . .but it turns my stomach to have a leech on me. And to see someone keeping one in place like that, it was pretty gross. Smokey was a guy who liked to play to his audience, and as soon as he knew it bothered us he kept it up. Still, there was a real comedic side to it, too. :-)


JWilder
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02/03/2021 09:13AM
 
What a wonderful report. I enjoy reading a good "throwback" trip report and living vicariously through it. One of the greatest additions to any trip report is when people share those special moments/experiences and how they felt at that moment during the trip; the "eerie" paddle through Insula on glass water for example, or the "relaxed and peaceful" feeling you have on the last day of a great trip. Or even the contentment found in watching bugs, or other small creatures, hard at work in a wilderness of such complexity. Some of these feelings/experiences come on immediately, others are the culmination of days in canoe country, which is what keeps drawing us back year after year.


Thanks for sharing,


JW
SkiYee
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02/03/2021 11:45AM
 
Great report and fun to see those old pictures. In there you reference the Camp Easton for Boys on Little Long Lake outside of Ely - interestingly enough, that same camp was my introduction to the area. For 5 or 6 years, beginning I believe in 2011, I took my church's confirmation class to that same camp for several days each summer. It's now called Rock Ridge. Loved it up there and since then one of the other trip chaperones and myself have taken a couple trips into the actual BWCA. Love every minute of it.
fadersup
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02/03/2021 12:18PM
 
What a great trip, thanks for sharing the memories! So many highlight moments!
30Smoke
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02/04/2021 03:03AM
 
Lynda, thanks for your recent reports. I do too much trip planning - so many places I want to go (an now I can almost visualize the route as you describe where you went each day w/o looking at my maps), but when I read about some of the portages you did, I wonder why. Personally, I enjoy going back and reading my reports, and I try to get them posted a little closer to the trip date, but with the facebook option of just throwing up a few pictures and saying how wonderful it was, I am going to try to get more reports posted on this site. There are so many wonderful trip reports on this site, and I really enjoy reading your past experiences, and everyone else's, as I can learn so much, and as has been mentioned many times, it is nice to imagine/relive a trip as it is being read during these cold months. Thanks again for sharing your experiences and wisdom.
Additionally, I have been to Adams once, and I also enjoyed the portage from Beaver to Adams - and I enjoyed catching and releasing many large Smallies in Beaver - but the Walleyes all stayed hidden. But it is hard to pick one area over another, I would like to get back to Adams, and also get to Makwa, but the Stuart River seems to be calling, and Iron Lake sounds like lots of fun, if you can get a campsite.
So please keep the reports coming!

"it is tough to beat a person who doesn't quit" - famous philosopher George Ruth
dustytrail
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02/04/2021 08:32AM
 
I have been having trouble deciding on a trip plan for this year. This seems to hit most of my priorities. Although I have been to a large part of it several times there is a lot that would be new to me. Thank you for the timely (at least for me) report.
merlyn
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02/05/2021 03:05PM
 
Thanks for another new old trip. I really love the photos. My dad photographed our first three trips back in the sixties but they were all lost in a house fire and your pictures remind me of ours from those trips. I still have the Fisher Canoe Maps we used ,brittle and smoke stained they hang on the wall of my office.
Keep 'em coming!
Spartan2
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02/05/2021 04:40PM
 
I'm working on a couple more, but it will be awhile. Scanning and tweaking the photos gets very tedious.
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