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  Last Visit: 07/22/2024 06:37PM

Entry Point 40 - Homer Lake

Homer Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 33 miles. Access is a boat landing at Homer Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1825 feet
Latitude: 47.9043
Longitude: -90.6605
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TAS58
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06/26/2023 10:24AM
 
New Trip Report posted by TAS58

Trip Name: Brule to Sawbill.

Entry Point: 41

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x2jmorris
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06/26/2023 11:33AM
 
Glad you made it back! And yes I was also dreading the bathroom. I was using 40 percent deet and was not using that sparingly. I also laughed at the 2 person speed zipping. We also used that tactic but it felt like 20 got in every time the door was open.

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
kjw
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06/26/2023 12:22PM
 
Sounds like you had a good time. I am going up there July 8th and have been worried about the bugs. Ordered bug shirt, bringing two Thermacells, two different bug sprays and pee bottle for tent (not getting ate alive leaving tent at night). Also considering buying or renting tarp with bug netting. Have a second trip up there at end of August going in Baker Lake so I will see most of the lakes you were on. Great trip report.
OneMatch
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06/26/2023 12:35PM
 
Nice report and pics. I did that exact route solo two summers ago. Love the Sawbill,Temperance/Brule area

We all have to believe in something. I believe I'll go paddle.
johno
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06/26/2023 04:45PM
 
I like the photo of the moose and calf swimming at dawn. The must have been a great experience
TAS58
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06/27/2023 12:18PM
 
kjw: "Sounds like you had a good time. I am going up there July 8th and have been worried about the bugs. Ordered bug shirt, bringing two Thermacells, two different bug sprays and pee bottle for tent (not getting ate alive leaving tent at night). Also considering buying or renting tarp with bug netting. Have a second trip up there at end of August going in Baker Lake so I will see most of the lakes you were on. Great trip report. "


The bug shirt was worth every penny.
But I made one minor modification that made it better. I replaced the wrist cord with my own shock cord that was slightly longer. This allowed me to loop the cord over my pinky or thumb which kept the sleeves from riding up my wrists during portages. I just don't trust that deet won't damage some gear and I don't want it getting on my fishing tackle so I really try not to use it. I wore gloves during portages to keep the skeeters from eating my hands alive. But the sleeves on the bug shirt would invariably ride up and expose some skin. A slightly longer cord solved the issue.


And add some zipper pulls to the hood.
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