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Entry Point 75 - Little Isabella River

Little Isabella River entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Isabella, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 30 miles. Access is a 20-rod portage to the Little Isabella River. Several short portages before you reach th e Isabella River.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1276 feet
Latitude: 47.7760
Longitude: -91.4885
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dogwoodgirl
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08/20/2021 01:43PM
 
New Trip Report posted by dogwoodgirl

Trip Name: Solo on the rivers.

Entry Point: 75

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~On to Fort Chipewyan before the snow flies!
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Northwoodsman
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08/20/2021 02:32PM
 
Nice report. Amelia looks like a great tripping partner. You made it out just in time.
missmolly
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08/20/2021 04:28PM
 
Thanks! A good read.

I will paddle eternal, Kevlar and carbon.
mjmkjun
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08/20/2021 05:05PM
 
Poor Amelia with the garter snake scare. Her eyes must widened quite a bit! hahaha! It was quick, muddy with hot condititions but you got your fix and timing was good.


“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Isaac Newton
straighthairedcurly
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08/20/2021 05:18PM
 
I chuckled at Amelia's leap in the air. Thanks for the report. This is an area I hope to explore at some point. That would have been creepy getting back to empty parking lots...
pswith5
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08/21/2021 06:53PM
 
Thanks for sharing. My Lucy can sure jump when startled too. Haven't got her out canoeing yet. Soon.

Without the bad times, the good times wouldn't seem so good.
Pinetree
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08/21/2021 08:30PM
 
I like that campsite on the bend in the river. Looks like you would see a moose there. Brother once had wolves come into camp while they were there. The wolves seen them and turned right around.
I would think Little isabella river has to be aweful low.


Pinetree
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08/21/2021 09:18PM
 
Also your first campsite I got water from the river and always used iodine pills, well the iodine pills were old and I eneded up getting Giradia there. Ever since on rivers I filter and use pills.
Pinetree
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08/21/2021 09:24PM
 
I use to do day trips and loop from Little Isabella thru Isabella river than up the Snake and the walk back to Little isabella. Once in a while I would get ride from someone.
That last portage is what is left of the old logging road that went all the way thru to the Spruce road by the Kawishiwi river.


Just before you get to Isabella river, I was paddling back up the Little isabella (this time) river the day of the Pagami fire and a big bull moose was laying in the water. I got about 20 yards from it,than it slowly got up and left.
dogwoodgirl
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08/21/2021 10:49PM
 
Pinetree: "I use to do day trips and loop from Little Isabella thru Isabella river than up the Snake and the walk back to Little isabella. Once in a while I would get ride from someone.
That last portage is what is left of the old logging road that went all the way thru to the Spruce road by the Kawishiwi river.



Just before you get to Isabella river, I was paddling back up the Little isabella (this time) river the day of the Pagami fire and a big bull moose was laying in the water. I got about 20 yards from it,than it slowly got up and left."



I thought that whole area looked real moosey, but no luck. And I always filter my water, not interested in giardia at all! Little Isabella was very low....that was a long slow slog.

~On to Fort Chipewyan before the snow flies!
Pinetree
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08/21/2021 10:55PM
 
Yes I have been down the Little Isabella when water is high and you still don't have a lot to spare. I bet the bottom half was shallow and maybe full of rice?
dogwoodgirl
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08/22/2021 10:24AM
 
Pinetree: "Yes I have been down the Little Isabella when water is high and you still don't have a lot to spare. I bet the bottom half was shallow and maybe full of rice?"


More than just the bottom half! The whole thing was seriously shallow. You could paddle a little just before a beaver dam, but that's about it.

~On to Fort Chipewyan before the snow flies!
HighnDry
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08/24/2021 09:44PM
 
Good report. I'm glad that you were able to get through the Snake! Great characterization of the "little bear" :)

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
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