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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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Navigator
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06/14/2009 07:32PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Navigator

Trip Name: Frost River Route.

Entry Point: 50

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kanoes
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06/14/2009 07:59PM
 
great report tom! wonderful writing, nice photos and videos too. the frost river part brought back some fond memories.
Kiporby
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06/14/2009 09:17PM
 
Very nice report Tom! Glad you had a good trip with the your boys. Someday mine will be old enough to attempt the Frost River with.

There is a light and it never goes out. Morrissey
Ho Ho
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06/14/2009 10:06PM
 
What a great trip and report. Lots of adventure and also some relaxation. You guys are lucky to be able to do this together. Thanks for taking us along!
alpine525
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06/15/2009 08:01AM
 
Fantastic trip report! What a wonderful experience for your boys - it's a trip they will always remember. Thanks for sharing.

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
Scott Walleye
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06/15/2009 09:21AM
 
Great report - nice pics and videos. Whew that water looks cold!
dadof6
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06/15/2009 09:36AM
 
Great report! Sounds like a great time. I'll be doing the Frost and the Louse at the end of the month.

Thanks for sharing.

"My life has been a series of campfires." Sigurd Olson
UncleMoose
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06/15/2009 10:17AM
 
Awesome report - a true BWCA experience, start to finish. Great writing and photos throughout. This brought back a lot of memories from a Frost River trip a few years back.

Thanks!
rlhedlund
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06/16/2009 06:36AM
 
Great report. Love that sunset picture. Can relate to your paddle across Seagull. Tough.

Good memories for your boys and you.

Life is Good, Living is Better. Everlasting Life is Best! Pray for Us Amok.
Navigator
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06/16/2009 08:47AM
 
Thank you all for the nice comments! I would highly recommend this trip. We had an awesome time!
wawasee
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06/16/2009 09:07AM
 
Great trip report! I took my son on his first trip this year. You are right,time travels fast enjoy your sons.
Pike48
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07/07/2009 12:53PM
 
Awesome trip!!! My two older boys (12 & 9)and I are headed into Horseshoe-Gaskin-Winchell area in August - Their fifth trip. Can't wait until they're old enough to push deep into the bush.
cowdoc
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07/07/2009 03:44PM
 
Great report Nav! Time spent with your two boys in the great outdoors....priceless! Good times, good scenery, relaxation, and some challenges....nothin' wrong with that. Brought back some memories from this years and last years trips. Thank you.

"What could happen?"
Navigator
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07/07/2009 09:02PM
 
Glad you liked the report. It was an awesome trip and did challenge them a bit :) I know it will be a trip they will remember for years to come!
crappiehunter
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07/08/2009 05:54AM
 
loved the report and detail. Wow you guys covered some ground! Liked the moose video best!
Beemer01
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07/08/2009 07:54AM
 
These memories will last a lifetime. Great job!

"You're not serious about wearing sandals on this portage.... are you?"
woodpecker
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07/08/2009 11:44AM
 
Navigator...
Your trip was very reminiscent of our trip to the Shell/Hertiage #14 area.... my two sons and I (29 and 32) make a bi-yearly trip to my "most favorite" place to go.... the BWCAW...


I know what kind of trip you had !!!!!
AWESOME---RIGHT???
how was the Bell as compared to Wenonah MNIII?

Woodpecker

"The way of the canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten."---Sigurd F. Olson (The Singing Wilderness)
Navigator
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07/10/2009 04:43PM
 
AWESOME is the only word for it! It is so awesome to be able to spend that quality time without competing interests when they are at home!

I loved the Bell! It performed admirably even under some pretty harsh conditions. I think I have a new favorite canoe :)
fishcanoe
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07/17/2009 08:34AM
 
Nice trip report - we just got back (7/10-7/15) from the Frost River. I'll warn anyone that is planning to run the river it is very low. There were spots that we had to drag through mud for 30' or so. Lots of rocks to avoid. And the submergent weeds are on the surface so your paddling through them - drag on your canoe.
520eek
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07/17/2009 04:24PM
 
Great report! I really enjoyed it!

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it!
TomT
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07/19/2009 07:55AM
 
Thanks for posting. I did the Frost River in the mid 80's. I remember that beach on Frost and the big rock in the middle of the lake too.

In 1988 I was solo in Quetico in august and saw a huge dark straight line wall cloud approach me at a site before slamming me with high winds and rain where branches fell all around my tent. I was terrified. Wonder if it could be the same storm you went through?

Taking my 17 year old for his second trip in august. You're right, time waits for no one. Glad you could make some memories and hope you guys have many more trips together.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
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