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Entry Point 27 - Snowbank Lake

Snowbank Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 24 miles. Access is a boat landing or canoe launch at Snowbank Lake. Many trip options for paddlers. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 8
Elevation: 1191 feet
Latitude: 47.9716
Longitude: -91.4326
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bapabear
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03/01/2009 12:01AM
 
New Trip Report posted by bapabear

Trip Name: The Snowbank to Lake One Loop that Wasn't.

Entry Point: 27

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Boppa
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03/01/2009 08:43AM
 
bapabear,
Enjoyed your report. It is an area we hope to visit. I had to smile at your plans changing as we have never done a trip in the BWCA where we held to our original plan. For us we are just to ambitious in the winter, missing it all, we tend to want to do more. At the same time, and like you, the change in plans has never disappointed. As you indicate, it is a special place to be. Thanks for the great pictures as well.
Boppa

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Mongo65
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03/01/2009 11:59AM
 
Nice report. Glad you were able to get in the BW.

Sit back, relax, have a home brew.
TomT
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03/01/2009 02:38PM
 
Well done! And when you talk about going against a strong wind and seeing the shore "standing still" it brings back memories for me.

I'm going in from Snowbank this year and are splurging on a tow to Perent Lake. Those big lakes can be intimidating if there's a wind up.

I spent some time on Ahsub a couple years ago and all we caught were small bass fishing from on that island. I used a depthfinder and in the deeper sections (75 feet) I saw what appeared to be very large fish suspended in about 55 feet of water. I'm assuming they were Lake Trout. We tried to jig spoons down to them but had no luck.

Hope you guys get to go more often.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
RoJoYo
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03/01/2009 08:38PM
 
Thx for the report...it brought back some great Bdub memories from a similar trip along that route in 2004.

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