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Entry Point 33 - Little Gabbro Lake

Little Gabbro Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 23 miles. Access is a 200-rod portage from the parking lot to Little Gabbro Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1235 feet
Latitude: 47.8423
Longitude: -91.6316
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thlipsis29
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05/20/2009 10:13PM
 
New Trip Report posted by thlipsis29

Trip Name: Gabbro 2009--Windy, Windier and Winter.

Entry Point: 33

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"While Jesus can make you wonderfully happy, he has no intention of making you normal." Erwin McManus
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Obergut
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05/21/2009 06:08AM
 
Great story! Those pics of the crappies, perch and eyes remind me of the best fish dinners I ever had. What a dinner platter!

Wouldn't you just love to whip the asses of the persons that left your campsite a mess? Every year, we're finding more and more sites like that in the Q. Completely meaningless and classless.
thlipsis29
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05/21/2009 06:59AM
 
Obergut,

I don't think I've ever been as ticked up there as I was when we saw what they did. The garbage pack on the way out was as heavy as the food pack on the way in. I know people have found much worse up there, but the "I don't give a crap" cavalier attitude towards the leave no trace idea just rubs me the wrong way.

"While Jesus can make you wonderfully happy, he has no intention of making you normal." Erwin McManus
snakecharmer
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05/21/2009 12:09PM
 
Love all the fish pictures. Thanks for sharing!

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after"
~ Henry David Thoreau

Irishstone
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05/21/2009 12:45PM
 
very nice report. Sorry to hear about the chillt weather.

Looks like the fishing was pretty good all things considered.
PINETREE
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05/22/2009 07:38PM
 
nice report. I went into Gull off of Bald Eagle last August and I spent a hour picking up trash like you did. I believe there is a certain small group doing it on purpose making a gesture that if they leave it messy, you will not use it and it reserves the spot for them in their weird mine way of thinking. Yes I was very mad also.
TomT
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05/23/2009 05:24AM
 
Nice report! I might have to bring in some ciscos this year. Those crappie were impressive too.

Porno mags by the john?? Wow.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
steveo_21_hoyt
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05/26/2009 05:15PM
 
nice trip report, wow that was some ugly weather. at least you caught fish so it wasn't a total loss. very nice pictures by the way. i can't believe some of the low character of some of these people that use the BWCA. people of that KIND are ruining society. where is the respect??????????? oh wait people started losing that last generation and now this generation have taken it a step farther.
ChadLeo
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05/28/2009 10:38AM
 
Thanks for sharing the report. Those stringers of fish were making me jealous! Nice work! Two weeks after your dates the weather was amazing up there...go figure.
rlhedlund
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05/28/2009 06:08PM
 
Looks like one of our winter backpacking trips. Our trip was not as cold, but we had more wind for sure. Thank you for posting.

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mrmcclaine1
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05/29/2009 08:26AM
 
Hey, Does anyone know how long the trip is from Lake one to Gabbro? We could not get Entry 33 permits, so we are taking the scouts in 2 weeks from lake one to Gabbro. Any chance we can get around the 120 rod last portage? thanks
Matt
Mongo65
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05/31/2009 04:55PM
 
Despite the weather, you seemed to have good fishing and good company. Sorry that you had to deal with the trash of the garbage who had the site before you.

Sit back, relax, have a home brew.
jamotrade
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06/01/2009 01:53PM
 
Great trip report! Sounds like a real adventure. Nice job on the Northerns. Those are some hogs!
Bog
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07/01/2009 01:47PM
 
Totally jealous! We are headed to Gabbro in September. Here's hoping all your fish have brothers and sisters!!
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