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  Last Visit: 07/24/2024 04:03PM

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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wyattBWCA
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08/23/2023 03:43PM
 
New Trip Report posted by wyattBWCA

Trip Name: I guided my dad in the SW Pocket.

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Northwoodsman
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08/23/2023 05:06PM
 
I'm glad you had a good time with your dad and the injuries weren't serious. I have never been to that area either so it was nice reading a report about it.
Freeleo1
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08/24/2023 07:37PM
 
Congratulations making it out on your own power. Leg injuries are can really mess things up. You probably helped your dad get over the injury faster by not stressing it too much while it was still swelling. I overdid it too soon after a leg injury on the first day of 7 and had a massive bruise that took weeks to resolve. I've always worried about a back injury while swinging a pack up. Things can go wrong pretty fast. Vermillion sounds miserable. It really makes you appreciate non motor areas. Glad y'all enjoyed the trip.

"Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it." Terry Pratchett
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