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Entry Point 26 - Wood Lake

Wood 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 13 miles. Access to Wood Lake is a 180-rod portage. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1361 feet
Latitude: 47.9691
Longitude: -91.6001
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30Smoke
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01/23/2022 08:57PM
 
New Trip Report posted by 30Smoke

Trip Name: Snowbank to Thomas 2020.

Entry Point: 27

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"it is tough to beat a person who doesn't quit" - famous philosopher George Ruth
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GoldenValleyBWCA
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01/24/2022 04:03PM
 
Thanks for sharing, sounds like a great trip. I really love the stretch of Ima, Thomas and Fraser, such a beautiful area.
WonderMonkey
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01/24/2022 06:50PM
 
I enjoyed your trip report, thanks for sharing it. You take way better photos than I do.
30Smoke
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01/24/2022 09:59PM
 
WonderMonkey: "I enjoyed your trip report, thanks for sharing it. You take way better photos than I do."
Thanks WM - probably just the camera - I just use the automatic settings & pray it turns out - and take lots of pictures! Digital makes it easy to be lazy.

"it is tough to beat a person who doesn't quit" - famous philosopher George Ruth
30Smoke
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01/24/2022 10:22PM
 
GoldenValleyBWCA: "Thanks for sharing, sounds like a great trip. I really love the stretch of Ima, Thomas and Fraser, such a beautiful area."
Thank you. We went through Knife and Kekekabic last summer (trip report coming when I get time) and spent our last two days on Fraser. I really enjoyed both Kekekabic & Fraser, but good times on Thomas and the Hatchet creek through Ima was also fun. It is hard to have a favorite place in the BWCA, as all the lakes are nice!

"it is tough to beat a person who doesn't quit" - famous philosopher George Ruth
TomT
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01/25/2022 08:25PM
 
Really enjoyed this write up! I have been going in September lately and don't miss those hot humid days trying to sleep in a tent. Looking back on my Thomas and Fraser trip this last fall, I should have day tripped into Sagus like you did. I had 4 nights on Fraser so that was a mistake. Thanks for the pics of all the campsites too!

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straighthairedcurly
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01/25/2022 09:10PM
 
Great report. I am in love with your picture of the merganser family. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite birds and they are definitely my favorite baby birds to watch. I am just getting to know that part of the BWCA, so it was great to read your experiences. I did travel through Thomas and Fraser this past summer and I love that narrows. Thanks for taking the time to do the report.
rtallent
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01/26/2022 11:51AM
 
Good read, thanks! Your flower with the beautiful moth photo is orange hawkweed.
30Smoke
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01/26/2022 01:44PM
 
rtallent: "Good read, thanks! Your flower with the beautiful moth photo is orange hawkweed."
Thank you - I appreciate the identifications of flowers and insects - seems like everyone on this site is so knowledgeable about all these things!

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