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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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cowdoc
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08/09/2009 10:04PM
 
New Trip Report posted by cowdoc

Trip Name: Across the Divide and Back.

Entry Point: 50

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cowdoc
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08/09/2009 10:08PM
 
Just a quick thanks to Adam. Something was messed up in this report that my feeble mind would not have figured out. Adam did, and helped me get it published. Thank you very much!

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mr.barley
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08/09/2009 10:38PM
 
Great report, doc. I'm so glad you did your part to thin out the SMB population. I imagine you took a long hard look at LCD's canoe to see how many scratches she's put in it. Looks like a sweet ride. It's also nice to see you finally got the Two Harbors chicken off your list.

serenity now
alpine525
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08/10/2009 08:06AM
 
Excellent trip report and photos. You guys covered a lot of ground on this trip! We're heading out in three weeks - your pictures brought a smile to my face....especially the entry point picture. We've taken off from that point many times - can't wait to do it again!

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
bojibob
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08/11/2009 06:35AM
 
It looks like the crew had a good weather and good times! The Chicken photo is a classic and will end up all over the web.

"One inch on the map ~ is not one inch on the ground"
drnatus
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08/11/2009 11:54AM
 
Great report.

I didn't know that roosters had prostates!

Never criticize someone until you walk a mile in their shoes....by then you'll be a mile away and they will be shoeless!
Mongo65
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08/11/2009 10:12PM
 
You need to start a series of those (chicken) photos.

Sit back, relax, have a home brew.
Unas10
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08/12/2009 05:13AM
 
The island site on Cherokee was my first ever BWCA campsite, one of the reasons I fell in love with the area.

PS; I hear that the Mercer, WI loon is feeling poorly. Your services may be required.
cowdoc
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08/12/2009 08:20AM
 
Mongo.....you mean like this :

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nojobro
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08/12/2009 03:48PM
 
Hey, in part 2, picture 3...what kind of tent is that? I think we have the same one. Not the one we take to the BW, though; we have a smaller 2-person for that. The name of the tent is escaping me at the moment, even though I just used it last weekend. Now I see a later picture of it...looks different in coloring from the side, but the front is the same type...about the size of a queen size bed inside? Oh, I think the name of ours is Quest.

Love the animal pics. Do you go by Black River Falls on your way up? You need to get one of those with the orange moose. ;-)

Great report, thanks for sharing it!

cowdoc
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08/12/2009 07:50PM
 
The orange moose is on my list....and I guess I have to visit Mercer too.
I'm not sure what the tent is...I forget. It's just on ok tent, held up in a storm and handled four guys. Not super light, but not many 4p's are. I also believe it was cheap. I'll check the name sometime.

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tg
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08/20/2009 08:27PM
 
nice report cowdoc-cute family! i'v met andy and he seems like a stand up guy! looks like you guys stayed east of all the burn areas eh?

tg

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SunCatcher
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08/20/2009 09:48PM
 
CowDoc Nice trip report. I will read in detail again. Sounds like a great trip for you all.
I need to spend some time on ours...waiting on pictures from son #1.
Take Care,
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
Merganser
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08/22/2009 10:54AM
 
Love the rooster pic... LOL

"That sort of thing is my bag baby."
kanoes
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08/22/2009 02:34PM
 
very nice report doc. it was great lcd paddled in to join you guys.
rlhedlund
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08/22/2009 03:57PM
 
Great trip report. Loved all the pictures. Say hello to LCD for my daughter and I. It was neat she was able to meet up with yall. She must be back at school by now?

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mr.barley
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08/22/2009 04:04PM
 
Hey doc, if you're ever around New Ulm, we have a rooster, a goose and a hedgehog. Oh, and a medaevil knight on a horse.

serenity now
cowdoc
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08/22/2009 08:38PM
 
rl...I'll say hi. She'll be up there til 31st...home for one day, then back to school.
mr.b....always looking for new material!

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520eek
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08/28/2009 02:38PM
 
Great report..I'm sure the chicken checked out ok?

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it!
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