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Entry Point 29 - North Kawishiwi River

North Kawishiwi River 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 15 miles. Access the North Kawishiwi River through Ojibway Lake and Triangle Lake using two portages.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1249 feet
Latitude: 47.9543
Longitude: -91.5641
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L.T.sully
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07/13/2009 05:07PM
 
New Trip Report posted by L.T.sully

Trip Name: A (South) Wilder Trip.

Entry Point: 30

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The creation of a thousand forests is in a single acorn- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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rlhedlund
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07/13/2009 06:17PM
 
Sorry to hear about the ring. Glad to hear about the great trip. Thank you.

Life is Good, Living is Better. Everlasting Life is Best! Pray for Us Amok.
whiteh20
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07/13/2009 06:38PM
 
Nice pics LT

"With an ax, you can build a life. With a stove, you can boil water. That is if nothing breaks and you don't run out of fuel." -Samuel Hearne
Boppa
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07/13/2009 08:51PM
 
L.T.,
Enjoyable report, I could feel the mosquitoes as your references to them made them quite real. You endured the poor weather well and were very successful in finding some nice solitude.
Where do the fish go ? I have been in the same boat. When they aren't biting, they just disappear.
Also, sorry about your Dad's ring.
Hey, your new camera shows you really do have a photographers eye. Some great photo's with this trip report.
Thanks for sharing.
Boppa

"Yesterday is the past, Tomorrow is the future, Today is a GIFT, that is why it is called the present".
L.T.sully
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07/13/2009 09:38PM
 
The weather was pretty nice for June, according to the lake finder the flake has fish, so I don't know where they went, maybe we just suck at fishing...

The creation of a thousand forests is in a single acorn- Ralph Waldo Emerson
fishguts
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07/13/2009 10:28PM
 
Nice pics L.T. those are my old stomping grounds as a youth....1963 brought back many fond memories....Thanks!

Guts

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ILikePike
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07/14/2009 11:49AM
 
Nice report LT. it is just amazing how secluded you were even with entering from lake one. nice pics.

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit” -Edward Abbey
520eek
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07/14/2009 02:08PM
 
Nice report, very secluded! Sounds like you had fun!

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it!
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07/14/2009 06:02PM
 
Thanks for the review. I'll be taking this route back from N. Wilder the last week in August. It gives me an idea as to what to expect. Hope the bloodsuckers are gone by then and I hope Wilder Creek still has plenty of water.
TomT
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07/14/2009 08:19PM
 
This reminds me of our trip last year (with my son) where a lot of things went wrong. The burned breakfast, ruined pot, mosquitos, bad fishing, storms... And what's up with the turtles? :)

Well, I'm sure you and your Dad had a good time regardless and will talk about it for years to come. Very sorry to hear about the ring. And those sunglasses - we always bring an extra pair. I broke mine early on a trip when I didn't have a spare set and it was brutal. In fact, this year I'm bringing 2 spare sets.

Better luck next time!

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
L.T.sully
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07/14/2009 09:48PM
 
LOL tom I couldn't find my 2nd pair before we left for the trip, and accurately predicted that I would forget them.
I think due to all the beaver dams on the creek that the water level should stay constant for the entire year, if it is low on the way to south wilder you might be screwed and you might have to use the pow wow as a long long portage. (I have day hiked that segment of the trail, and couldn't imagine it with a canoe on my head. )

The creation of a thousand forests is in a single acorn- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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07/18/2009 09:51PM
 
Wouldn't the beaver dams more likely dry up the creek downstream?
Mongo65
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07/19/2009 03:12PM
 
Nice report LT. Sorry about your dad's loos of the ring. Good pics.

Sit back, relax, have a home brew.
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