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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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WaterBadger
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03/17/2023 07:50PM
 
New Trip Report posted by WaterBadger

Trip Name: Less Miles Next Time...... Maybe??.

Entry Point: 27

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Northwoodsman
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03/17/2023 08:15PM
 
Great report! I loved all the photo's. It sounded like everyone had a great time. Will the newbies be going back?
Spartan2
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03/18/2023 08:53AM
 
Thanks for sharing your great report. I loved all of the photos and the good information.
SummerSkin
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03/20/2023 09:36AM
 
Always fun when you're breaking in some newbies.


Also, if I may make one additional recommendation for future gear adjustments, you may want to consider investing in one of these ... ;)

"God never made an ugly landscape. All that sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild." - Muir
TrailZen
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03/20/2023 10:37AM
 
Great report and photos. I can identify with the "...one must become the water" philosophy after the all-night rain., And totally agree with the conversion to gravity filter--what a difference!


TZ

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb
TomT
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03/21/2023 08:22AM
 
SummerSkin:


Also, if I may make one additional recommendation for future gear adjustments, you may want to consider investing in one of these ... ;)"



Yes, IMO always wear these and also bring a spare pair of sunglasses and or prescription. Paddling lakes without good sunglasses on a sunny day will be painful and bad for your eyes.


Love the trip report so far, I’m halfway through. Taking newbies can be very fun as long as they are into it with a good attitude. The opposite could ruin your vacation time. I’ve been in both of these situations.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
wifishncanoe
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03/22/2023 02:30PM
 
Great report. We've settled into a tripping style of travel hard and far the first day to get deep into the BW. Then settle back and enjoy a more relaxing pace during the rest of the trip. We switched to a gravity filter about 5 trips ago and it has been one of the biggest improvements we've made for comfort.
straighthairedcurly
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03/25/2023 01:36PM
 
I enjoyed your trip report. Thanks for taking the time.
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