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Entry Point 38 - Sawbill Lake

Sawbill Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 25 miles. Access is a boat landing at Sawbill Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1802 feet
Latitude: 47.8699
Longitude: -90.8858
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31INCHEYE
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07/07/2009 04:06PM
 
New Trip Report posted by 31INCHEYE

Trip Name: FIRST BWCA TRIP.

Entry Point: 38

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jfred17
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07/07/2009 04:15PM
 
Nice report, sounds like a great first trip!
Just one suggestion, turn the caps lock off.
Arkansas Man
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07/07/2009 04:30PM
 
I do beleive you are now hooked... congrats on the good trip!

Bruce

Good Paddling, Great Fishing, and God Bless All...
lmislinski
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07/07/2009 04:58PM
 
Sounds like a great way to spend the 4th! Sawbill certainly is a beautiful lake, and I like how the EPs around there are more in the middle of nowhere vs. some of the EPs near Ely. It gives me more of a feeling of going to the wilderness that way for some reason.
520eek
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07/07/2009 05:54PM
 
I'm glad you had a good experience on your first trip!

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it!
alpine525
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07/08/2009 07:35AM
 
Nice trip report - thanks for sharing!

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
cowdoc
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07/08/2009 08:19AM
 
Good report of a good first trip! The first of many!

"What could happen?"
Malamom
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07/08/2009 04:10PM
 
Thanks for the report....you are now firmly hooked right? I'm hoping to camp at that site in September. Did you take any photos? If so...please post!
Ho Ho
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07/08/2009 05:08PM
 
Just a suggestion - try not using all caps. Regular type is much easier to read.
Ozarker
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07/12/2009 08:20PM
 
I think you did an excellent first trip with the entire family. Base camp on a lake that's a relatively short distance from the EP so you don't turn off anyone with grueling portages and paddling. Day trips to sightsee and lots of relax time in camp. Perfect for a first timer.

"Always leave the woodpile higher than when you found it."
stonecutter
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07/13/2009 06:44AM
 
Nice first trip. My first trip didn't go as well and it took 15 years to return. Now the trips get better every time that I go. This year I will make two trips to start a precedent.
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