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Entry Point 1 - Trout Lake

Trout Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Cook, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 30 miles. Access from LakeVermilion via 60-rod canoe portage or 180-rod portage that allows the use of portage wheels. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1381 feet
Latitude: 47.9144
Longitude: -92.3220
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Jiimaan
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03/12/2009 07:47AM
 
New Trip Report posted by Jiimaan

Trip Name: Sleeping Under the Stars.

Entry Point: 23

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RoJoYo
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03/12/2009 08:29AM
 
I like your idea of the 'base camp philosophy'....that works for me as well. Thanks for sharing your report....and Horse River pic was beautiful, wish you had more pics.

"You don't stop playing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop playing." B. Franklin
Jiimaan
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03/12/2009 08:47AM
 
I do have a few others, but that trip took place prior to my conversion to digital photography, so I will add them in later after I've scanned them in.

Thanks for your feedback
Bearfoot
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03/12/2009 09:23AM
 
Great report! Thanks for sharing.

I've invited my brother on a trip this year but I'm not sure if he will bite. His job has him busy flying all over the country. It has been 5 years since our last trip together up North. Regardless of his schedule, I know I will be in the BWCA this year. I'm actually planning two trips...one in May and another in September.

Thanks again,

C
Dbldppr1250
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03/12/2009 08:57PM
 
Thanks for a great trip report! I will definitely do that route one day!

Walking School Bus
jamotrade
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03/13/2009 03:22PM
 
Nice report. I really enjoyed the story of how the wilderness allows us to re-acquaint with others and our inner selves. Well written.
TomT
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03/15/2009 09:02PM
 
Enjoyed the report. You and your brother seem to complement each other. Checks and balances. Wondering if Brian has his own tent now? Something tells me he'd be into one of these.

Combine it with the superfly tarp. Anyway, hope you have many more trips with family and kids. And don't forget the wife! :)

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Jiimaan
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03/16/2009 08:40AM
 
Yes, after his initial experiment, he went the tent route, and I replaced my leaking tent. The "Full Moon Over Fourtown" trip report (click on the paper icon under my name) is about the trip we took after this one.

Thanks for the hammock link, I've actually been thinking of going with a hammock for an upcoming single portage, loop trip. Do you have one of those?
TomT
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03/16/2009 06:15PM
 
Yeah, I broke down and ordered the Warbonnet Blackbird and the Superfly. I should have it in a couple of weeks. You can get a lot of info at Hammock Forums.

They also have sub-sections for different manufacturers. I'll have to read your follow up trip on Fourtown.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
jenrobsdad
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03/17/2009 01:31AM
 
I would love to have seen a photo of your brothers' shelter from that first night. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Protect the BWCA as if it was your own property!
Irishstone
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03/18/2009 08:57AM
 
I agree getting a pic of your brother snoring under the shelter would have been priceless. Lucky for him that the skeeters didn't eat him alive!
lilcowdoc
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03/18/2009 09:52AM
 
Gorgeous photo of Basswood Falls! Thanks for sharing!

“A sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out”
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