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Entry Point 52 - Brant Lake

Brant 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 a canoe landing at Round Lake with an 85- and a 35-rod portage to Brant Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1500 feet
Latitude: 48.0692
Longitude: -90.8455
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dogwoodgirl
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08/23/2023 02:15PM
 
New Trip Report posted by dogwoodgirl

Trip Name: A paddler's guide to type 2 fun.

Entry Point: 52

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~On to Fort Chipewyan before the snow flies!
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dogwoodgirl
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08/23/2023 02:22PM
 
It took me ten days, but here's the trip report!

~On to Fort Chipewyan before the snow flies!
PuffinGin
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08/23/2023 03:06PM
 
Nice trip report with lots of information on portages and campsites that will be helpful for others planning on taking this route or parts of it. Sounds like you and your son had a great time. Was hoping the fishing would be better though.
TrailZen
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08/23/2023 04:55PM
 
Great report with lots of fine photos. Sorry that the trip ended 'wet', but looks like you have a great setup for drying gear.


TZ

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb
Northwoodsman
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08/23/2023 06:00PM
 
Great report. It felt like I was there. Overall I'm a fan of Pak-It gourmet products. Was that a Sea to Summit shower? I have on and love how small it packs. I usually heat some water on the stove and mix it with lake water before I add it, I don't have the patience to leave it in the sun all day (well, actually I always forget).
boonie
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08/23/2023 07:21PM
 
Enjoyed that report! I've been on most of those lakes on various different trips and it brought back a lot of memories. :) Hope to see you next month.
dogwoodgirl
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08/23/2023 08:55PM
 
Northwoodsman: "Great report. It felt like I was there. Overall I'm a fan of Pak-It gourmet products. Was that a Sea to Summit shower? I have on and love how small it packs. I usually heat some water on the stove and mix it with lake water before I add it, I don't have the patience to leave it in the sun all day (well, actually I always forget).
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Yep, Sea to Summit pocket shower. And I love packit gourmet!

~On to Fort Chipewyan before the snow flies!
Freeleo1
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08/23/2023 10:25PM
 
Enjoyed the report. It's nice to have time to explore off the beaten path at times. The fake portage trail felt familiar. It's comforting to know it happens to more experienced people too. Spending 2 weeks as a team with your son is pretty great too. It's so difficult to have real connections with our kids after they've left the nest. I can't think of a better way to reconnect.

"Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it." Terry Pratchett
dogwoodgirl
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08/24/2023 07:21AM
 
Freeleo1: " Spending 2 weeks as a team with your son is pretty great too. It's so difficult to have real connections with our kids after they've left the nest. I can't think of a better way to reconnect. "


It's the best! But this is the kid that wanted a backpacking trip with me when he turned 18.....my camping buddy.

~On to Fort Chipewyan before the snow flies!
dschult2
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08/24/2023 10:44AM
 
Enjoyed your trip report as that is an area I will hopefully be visiting this fall. I'm curious though, was that a campfire scar from somebody in your day 11 pics? Was that in the PMA or elsewhere?

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dogwoodgirl
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08/24/2023 01:12PM
 
dschult2: "Enjoyed your trip report as that is an area I will hopefully be visiting this fall. I'm curious though, was that a campfire scar from somebody in your day 11 pics? Was that in the PMA or elsewhere?"


Looking at the photo, I think you're right, campfire scar. That was in the PMA, on Cookoosh Lake.

~On to Fort Chipewyan before the snow flies!
CanoeViking
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08/25/2023 09:46PM
 
I enjoyed your trip report. I’ve been taking my kids to the BWCA since they were in the womb. I hope my sons will be like yours and want to keep coming with me when they’re on their own. Thank you for the pictures in detail made me feel like I was there.


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