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  Last Visit: 07/19/2024 10:30AM

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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OgimaaBines
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03/22/2023 06:56PM
 
New Trip Report posted by OgimaaBines

Trip Name: 1st Winter Trip to Tuscarora.

Entry Point: 51

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TuscaroraBorealis
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03/22/2023 07:20PM
 
Really enjoyed your report, thanks for taking the time to put the story & photos together. As you might guess, I always enjoy hearing about adventures to that lake. :) Congratulations on your 1st winter trip & laker through the ice, well done - hope you have many more of both. Glad to hear the health scare was nothing too serious and can be chalked up to just a learning experience.
OgimaaBines
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03/22/2023 07:50PM
 
Thank YOU for all the reports and campsite reviews and pics you've done over the years Tusca. You are prolific! I considered doing the Pine lake winter trip after reading your report on it as I was planning this trip. Decided on trout numbers and I was at the easternmost campsite on Pine last year during paddling season and it had been a few years since I've been to Tuscarora Lake.
brulu
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03/22/2023 10:24PM
 
Nice sled, and nice trip! Thanks for writing up the report. That trip out sounds like some classic type II fun! Glad the physical toll wasn't too much of an issue.
30Smoke
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03/22/2023 11:53PM
 
Thanks for taking the time to put your report together, I really enjoyed the report and pictures. Hope to get to that area some time. Looks like there are some amazing features in that area!

"it is tough to beat a person who doesn't quit" - famous philosopher George Ruth
Minnesotian
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03/24/2023 05:29PM
 

Oh man, your report read almost exactly like my experience back in 2019 to Tuscarora. Same thing happened to me with the great, trampled path to the lake, then it snows on ya while there, and then having to break trail all the way back. I agree, that experience is probably the hardest thing I had to do as well.


Great report. Miigwech

"It is more important to live for the possibilities that lie ahead than to die in despair over what has been lost." -Barry Lopez
straighthairedcurly
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03/25/2023 09:02PM
 
Great read and nice photos. The ice formations on the moss was really cool!
whitecedar
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03/30/2023 09:34PM
 
Great trip report! Thank you for taking the time to put it together.
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