Boundary Waters, Routes, Forum, BWCA, BWCAW, Quetico Parkwww.BWCA.com Trip Reports - Messageboard, Forum, BWCA, BWCAW, Quetico Park
Boundary Waters Route Blog
    Trip Reports
      Trip Report - Sawbill - Ada - Skoop - Cherokee and back
 
  Last Visit: 04/19/2024 11:34AM

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: 11
Elevation: 1802 feet
Latitude: 47.8699
Longitude: -90.8858
Author Message Text
bjsmith
membermember
 
07/13/2009 11:41AM
 
New Trip Report posted by bjsmith

Trip Name: Sawbill - Ada - Skoop - Cherokee and back.

Entry Point: 38

Click Here to View Trip Report
Reply Top Bottom Previous Next
immgr
membermember
 
07/13/2009 12:10PM
 
Great report. You and the family deserve a lot of credit for having a great trip despite the weather. The first picture (mid-summertime with hat and gloves on) says it all. We were in Quetico at the exact same time (http://www.bwca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=trip.report_view&sel_trp_id=1502) and I can verify the tough conditions.

Gary
alpine525
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
07/13/2009 12:10PM
 
Thanks for the nice trip report and photos. I've always wanted to visit Cherokee Lake - your report makes it seem like it's not too difficult - so maybe we'll try it next year.

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
dadof6
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
07/13/2009 01:12PM
 
Nice report and thanks for sharing.

We were out of Sawbill two days before you. The day you put in (Tuesday) was a bad one for weather. We had to do some pull throughs that left us wet from the thigh on down, and with the wind strong out of the northwest, plus a report that it barely got over 50 degrees that day, we were very cold....almost first stage hypothermic. We too did a short day...only about 5 miles and pulled into a site on Little Sag. There was no way in our condition with the weather that it was that we were going to tackle the big water on the main part of Little Sag that day.

We quickly boiled up some Gatorade and ate some lunch, then set up tents and slept/warmed up for about 4 hours that afternoon. It was the only day I took no pictures in camp.

Sounds like you had a fun trip!

Thanks again!


.

"My life has been a series of campfires." Sigurd Olson
rlhedlund
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
07/13/2009 07:24PM
 
glad you were able to enjoy in spite of the weather. Thanks for the report.

Life is Good, Living is Better. Everlasting Life is Best! Pray for Us Amok.
SunCatcher
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
07/24/2009 03:31AM
 

GREAT Trip, Looked like a wonderful time with family inspite of weather. Girls look to be having fum...LOVE picture where they are "standing on water" We are leaving Aug 12th from Sawbill cherokee to temperance and around on 23 mile loop. Never been there,
Can't wait.
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
Reply Top Bottom Previous Next
Routes
Trip Reports
a
.
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
.
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
x
Routes
Trip Reports
fd
hgc
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports