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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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Shug
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07/18/2022 02:35PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Shug

Trip Name: 7 Day Solo Missing Link, Snipe, Rib, Cherokee, Frost, Snipe and out Part 1

Entry Point: 51

Just paddled again for a 7 day solo. Such a time. Had a stellar moose encounter.
Love those short backpacking trips they call portages whilst wearing a canoe as a hat.
Rented a Northstar Magic canoe at Rockwood. Bunked at Tuscarora first night.
Lively wee canoe.
Great to meet Andy at Tuscarora. What a scrumptious breakfast.

Route was from Missing Link to Snipe (favorite lake!) to Cross Bay, Rib, Lower George, Karl, Long Island, Gordon, Frost, Cherokee then back.

Slept in Superior Hammock Starlite Elite, JRB 40º Shenandoah Ultralite TQ, Wilderness Logics 40º UQ. Superior Gear Shelter. First time using it and really liked it!

Slept deeply. Paddled goodly. Fished poorly. Ate majestically.
Whooooooo Buddy)))))
Shug

Video Part 1

Video...PART 2






Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
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Lawnchair107
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07/18/2022 09:00PM
 
Hot diggity dog, Shug. Looked like a fantastic trip. Can’t wait for Part 2.
Shug
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07/19/2022 06:48AM
 
Lawnchair107: "Hot diggity dog, Shug. Looked like a fantastic trip. Can’t wait for Part 2."
It is still clinging to me~~
I'll need 12 days next time. Just getting into the groove on day 5.




Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
sns
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07/19/2022 07:03AM
 
Good for you! Solos can be addictive...


"I don't care what you believe. I care what you can prove." -Philosopher & Mathematician JJJ
JD
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07/19/2022 07:43AM
 
The man himself!! Got part 1 of your trip queued up... really looking forward to it. Hoping to do my first solo this year, maybe I'll get some of your magic. The Vigor of Shug...
Shug
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07/19/2022 08:54AM
 
sns: "Good for you! Solos can be addictive...
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I think I could do a trip with 2 others but I'll for now on be in a solo canoe!

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
Shug
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07/19/2022 08:55AM
 
technically_rugged: "The man himself!! Got part 1 of your trip queued up... really looking forward to it. Hoping to do my first solo this year, maybe I'll get some of your magic. The Vigor of Shug..."


Freedom~~~!!!!

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
jillpine
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07/19/2022 12:06PM
 
Hitting stride on day 5 ….
Always the way in life.


Thanks for everything, Shug!


Shug
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07/21/2022 07:34AM
 
jillpine: "Hitting stride on day 5 ….
Always the way in life.



Thanks for everything, Shug! "



Longer trip needed to match the stride.

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
Shug
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07/21/2022 10:22AM
 
Added the Video....PART 2 to first post.

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
sns
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07/21/2022 12:24PM
 
Looking good! Dry bags with water for ballast help out in an otherwise empty solo, for future reference...

"I don't care what you believe. I care what you can prove." -Philosopher & Mathematician JJJ
Shug
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07/21/2022 03:43PM
 
sns: "Looking good! Dry bags with water for ballast help out in an otherwise empty solo, for future reference..."
Yessir....post-dumping I went an grabbed my foodbag to toss in for ballast. I'll be adding a dedicated dry bag from now on on solos with lively canoes.

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
TomT
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07/22/2022 08:52PM
 
sns: "Looking good! Dry bags with water for ballast help out in an otherwise empty solo, for future reference..."


I used to use rocks but started bringing 2 dry bags for the stern with my 50 lb. pooch in front.


Spectacular moose footage shug. The beaver really was comfortable as no tail slap for you. And I think bringing both double and single blade paddles is a great way to go. Group solos are fun too. In 2019 our group had 4 solos and one tandem in Quetico for 12 nights. Really fun if you manage to get nice big sites.


BTW, it's because of you that I'm into hammock camping. I got a Warbonnet Blackbird and prototype Superfly tarp (it has snaps on the 4 door panels) in 2009 after you reviewed them. Still in action today along with my "pup tent" for the pup. Happy paddlin' Shug good to see you out there.




"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Shug
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07/23/2022 07:15AM
 
TomT: "sns: "Looking good! Dry bags with water for ballast help out in an otherwise empty solo, for future reference..."



I used to use rocks but started bringing 2 dry bags for the stern with my 50 lb. pooch in front.



Spectacular moose footage shug. The beaver really was comfortable as no tail slap for you. And I think bringing both double and single blade paddles is a great way to go. Group solos are fun too. In 2019 our group had 4 solos and one tandem in Quetico for 12 nights. Really fun if you manage to get nice big sites.



BTW, it's because of you that I'm into hammock camping. I got a Warbonnet Blackbird and prototype Superfly tarp (it has snaps on the 4 door panels) in 2009 after you reviewed them. Still in action today along with my "pup tent" for the pup. Happy paddlin' Shug good to see you out there.



"



I will be doing the dry bag thing. But when filled with water does that not now make it a wet bag?
Had some really good wildlife moments. I hope they enjoyed looking at me as well.

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
TomT
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07/23/2022 01:25PM
 
Just a tip for dry bagging’ - 2 mediums are much easier to handle and clip in the canoe vs one monster bag. You also could put Bean in your bow. He looks to be good ballast weight.


It would be fun to see you hook up with Jon and Xander for a trip. That could be entertaining for all involved.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Bonvicken
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07/23/2022 10:06PM
 
Enjoyed your YouTube vid, Shug. I felt your pain of being shamed/humbled by that canoe, but it's happened to all of us, best to get it out of the way in the warm season!
JATFOMike
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07/24/2022 05:05PM
 
Thanks Shug! Great videos as usual! I especially enjoyed this one as I have been on all of those lakes and like you, had an amazing moose encounter on Snipe. My buddy Dan and I had just launched our canoes (solo) after coming off the portage from Missing Link when we had our encounter with the big guy below….this was in September 2018…..maybe the same guy you encountered?!?! My buddy took the photo.


Mike


TomT
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07/24/2022 08:22PM
 
Shug a Northstar Magic just got posted in the Items to sell or buy forum on here. Really sharp looking boat and nice price.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Shug
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07/24/2022 09:53PM
 
TomT: "Just a tip for dry bagging’ - 2 mediums are much easier to handle and clip in the canoe vs one monster bag. You also could put Bean in your bow. He looks to be good ballast weight.



It would be fun to see you hook up with Jon and Xander for a trip. That could be entertaining for all involved. "

Good tip. Thanks.
Bean does like a canoe ride....




Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
Shug
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07/24/2022 09:56PM
 
Bonvicken: "Enjoyed your YouTube vid, Shug. I felt your pain of being shamed/humbled by that canoe, but it's happened to all of us, best to get it out of the way in the warm season!"


I have accepted the shame. Own it. Embracing it!

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
Shug
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07/24/2022 09:57PM
 
TomT: "Shug a Northstar Magic just got posted in the Items to sell or buy forum on here. Really sharp looking boat and nice price. "


Thankee.....I'll take a gander~~

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
AdmAckbar13
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07/25/2022 08:54AM
 
Looks like a fantastic trip! I'm happy to see you're enjoying the solo canoe life - it's addicting!

“The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness, and of a freedom almost forgotten.” — Sigurd F. Olson
Shug
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07/26/2022 08:52AM
 
AdmAckbar13: "Looks like a fantastic trip! I'm happy to see you're enjoying the solo canoe life - it's addicting!"
It truly is! I never want to be in a tandem again.

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
dogwoodgirl
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08/02/2022 04:33PM
 
Awesome Shug!

~On to Fort Chipewyan before the snow flies!
Shug
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08/02/2022 06:57PM
 
dogwoodgirl: "Awesome Shug!"


It sure was)))) Thankee

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
fadersup
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08/08/2022 12:14PM
 
Love your videos. Never really considered hanging until finding your channel a few years back, now I'm hooked. Hope you get half as much joy in creating this stuff as the rest of do watching it.


fadersup
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08/08/2022 12:14PM
 
Love your videos. Never really considered hanging until finding your channel a few years back, now I'm hooked. Hope you get half as much joy in creating this stuff as the rest of do watching it.


Shug
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08/08/2022 02:34PM
 
fadersup: "Love your videos. Never really considered hanging until finding your channel a few years back, now I'm hooked. Hope you get half as much joy in creating this stuff as the rest of do watching it.



"

Mucho appreciato~~
Enjoy the hang life.
I do still like filming trip reports. Slowing down on hammock tutorials as I have a video already on most of the stuff.
Whooooooo Buddy))))

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
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