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Entry Point 68 - Pine Lake

Pine 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 60 miles. Access through McFarland Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1214 feet
Latitude: 48.0505
Longitude: -90.0572
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camp-n-scrap
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07/25/2009 12:05PM
 
New Trip Report posted by camp-n-scrap

Trip Name: My first trip.

Entry Point: 68

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THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. - Hunter S. Thompson
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landoftheskytintedwater
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07/25/2009 03:02PM
 
Nice report. I stayed at that site last Memorial Day. Nice lake to have all to yourself. And Booger was there for us to...very funny.
kanoes
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07/25/2009 03:19PM
 
great report and photos! congrats to you and your daughter...ya done good! :)
whiteh20
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07/25/2009 06:59PM
 
Sounds like a great trip! I am glad you guys had fun! Thanks for sharing!

"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
marsonite
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07/25/2009 08:27PM
 
Yes, nice report. I think the plant you were wondering about was very likely the thimbleberry, which is common on that end of the BW.

thimbleberry wiki page
cowdoc
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07/25/2009 10:00PM
 
great job camp.....trip and report!

"What could happen?"
camp-n-scrap
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07/25/2009 11:11PM
 
Thanks Marsonite - that's exactly the plant!

THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. - Hunter S. Thompson
bojibob
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07/26/2009 10:05AM
 
Well Done! Looks like an excellent first trip for the two of you. Nice report.

"One inch on the map ~ is not one inch on the ground"
rlhedlund
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07/26/2009 07:38PM
 
I'm impressed, carrying that tank of a canoe. Glad the two of you had a great trip. Thanks for sharing.

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alpine525
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07/27/2009 08:37AM
 
Excellent trip report - great writing with lots of detail - wonderful pictures. Thanks for posting it!

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
jfred17
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07/27/2009 02:27PM
 
Is it just me or is anyone else wondering what the little dead things in the lake are?

Great trip report, thanks for sharing!
tg
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07/27/2009 11:32PM
 
damn-a square stern! lisa-you need a lighter canoe! as for the "dead things" crayfish-live or molts?

and be careful with those little boogers-they are worse than bears if you ask me. i have had one chew through a food pack. next time use bigger rocks and practice your aim;)

tg

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buz
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07/28/2009 09:14AM
 
Nice job u two. That canoe was cost effective I am gathering, but crazy heavy. Next time rent a kevlar, you will be amazed. Also, head nets are great for portaging, and in camp, bringing a can of Yard Guard that is sprayed liberally down the toilet before going can make that a lot better adventure, lol.
520eek
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07/28/2009 03:23PM
 
I enjoyed your report..can't wait till I put one out there!

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it!
Boppa
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07/28/2009 08:42PM
 
Nicely done report, enjoyed your reflections and some excellent photo's as well.
Boppa

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bapabear
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07/30/2009 03:53PM
 
Good report. An enjoyable read - I like your writing style. You handled the big wave situation well by working through it and recognizing what you are capable of! What is the weight of your canoe? In the naming thread I didn't realize it was a square stern.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
zamboniman
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03/09/2010 08:05PM
 
The Machines that you heard were coming from McFarland they were clearing out two new spots for Cabins.:( I have a Cabin on McFarland my family has been here for over fifty years and you are correct about how close they are. I can't stand it I'm 28 and when I was about 6-7 years old there were never as Many Cabins like there is now. My Cabin is the first one after the boat launch on the left. We always were able to sit on the dock and watch the Moose feed just across the lake it use to be so peaceful now if I go up during the weekends all I here is Generators. So i try to get up in the middle of the week.


But if you come back into McFarland stop by the little Cabin on the left and say HI:)


Great trip report:)
lars54
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03/10/2010 04:55PM
 
Very nice report & cool pictures
fishfry
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03/11/2010 04:35AM
 
Zamboniman


Nice train of rocks looks cool. We'll be up there in Aug, and staying on Pine and day tripping to pike, maybe I'll see ya on the dock, have a nice summer. Oh do you know anything about the two little brookie lakes south of Pine?? Thanks.

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