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  Last Visit: 07/22/2024 12:27PM

Entry Point 37 - Kawishiwi Lake

Kawishiwi Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Isabella; Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 33 miles. Access is a boat landing at Kawishiwi Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1653 feet
Latitude: 47.8390
Longitude: -91.1036
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x2jmorris
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06/22/2023 03:43PM
 
New Trip Report posted by x2jmorris

Trip Name: Kelso Mountain.

Entry Point: 38

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“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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BigTim
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06/22/2023 04:01PM
 
Nice report. Hope your Dad has many more trips in the future!
Savage Voyageur
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06/22/2023 04:17PM
 
So glad you found it, well done. Looked the same as I remember it. Sounds like you had the exact same experience as we did. We also had a hard time with the trail, or lack or it. Thanks for getting back to us with your trip.

"So many lakes, so little time." WWJD
CatchMe
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06/22/2023 10:38PM
 
What in the heck is that red pack thing. Is that a fiberglass food pack? It looks awesome.
x2jmorris
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06/23/2023 09:31AM
 
CatchMe: "What in the heck is that red pack thing. Is that a fiberglass food pack? It looks awesome."


Thanks CatchMe and yes you nailed it. My dad and a group of guys were in a workshop that made them or something back in the early 70s or late 60s. It might have been when he was part of the forest service... I should learn more about it now that I think of it. But pretty thick fiberglass and we use the top as a cutting board, table top for cards, and as a big bucket for putting out the fire.


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
iCallitMaize
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06/23/2023 12:18PM
 
Nice report. Thank you.
straighthairedcurly
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06/25/2023 04:55PM
 
What an adventure! The lack of water might have done me in. But so glad you were able to make it there with him and that you had this time together. The cribbage board pic made me miss my dad. Time is definitely precious. I loved reading the tidbits of history around this location. Thanks for taking the time to write it up.
cmewes
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07/18/2023 07:47AM
 
I made that same trip back in 2011, but during the winter. I reckon the snowpack made things a lot easier for us to navigate than you guys had to deal with during the green season. Glad to see things are looking the same now as they were when I was there years ago. Congrats on a great trip and your success in finding the tower site.
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