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Entry Point 50 - Cross Bay Lake

Cross Bay Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Gunflint Ranger Station near the city of Grand Marais, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 45 miles. Access is thru the Cross River with two portages to Ham Lake and a 24-rod portage to Cross Bay Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1670 feet
Latitude: 48.0760
Longitude: -90.8222
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DaveKasprak
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05/21/2022 02:31PM
 
New Trip Report posted by DaveKasprak

Trip Name: Capsize - rapids - lost canoe - self-extraction.

Entry Point: 50

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HowardSprague
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05/21/2022 02:42PM
 
Wow - a harrowing story! Glad you made it out OK.

"Enjoy every sandwich"
Jay
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05/22/2022 08:41AM
 
Thank you for posting this.
jwartman59
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05/22/2022 09:56AM
 
Wow. You survived, that’s what matters. I just returned from the baker entry. I was concerned for all the other paddlers up there. Conditions are very dangerous and will remain so for at least another week. We took the first open campsite and base camped and scrapped our planned route. I can’t over empathize how dangerous it is currently.
JohnR
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05/22/2022 01:59PM
 
Wow, what a story and experience! Thanks for sharing.
Glad you are okay!
rick00001967
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07/31/2022 02:39PM
 
sounds like you are lucky to still be here and able to write this story.
mapsguy1955
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08/03/2022 10:30AM
 
Just wow... You did fantastic job of keeping your head!

If we aren't actively working to protect our planet, we are acquiescing to those who run their life as if their personal WANTS are the only things that matter. John
oldguide
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08/22/2022 11:07AM
 
Fascinating story and a timely reminder that the BWCA can get nasty without warning. It leaves you wondering what would have happened to a less-experienced, less level-headed, and less resolute camper.
Moonpath
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08/22/2022 04:02PM
 
Amazing story. Glad you made it out. Will make all future trips look easy.
Mocha
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09/03/2022 02:52PM
 
Have you heard of anyone found your canoe or other gear?
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