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Entry Point 47 - Lizz & Swamp Lakes

Lizz and Swamp Lakes 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 34 miles. Access from Poplar Lake by 51-rod portage to Lizz Lake and 100-rod portage into Swamp Lake only. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1864 feet
Latitude: 48.0420
Longitude: -90.4998
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Bannock
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08/12/2009 09:57PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Bannock

Trip Name: 2009 Portage Lake.

Entry Point: 49

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Bannock
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alpine525
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08/13/2009 07:46AM
 
Nice trip report - you had great luck with seeing so many moose during your trip. Too bad the weather didn't cooperate - but it sounds like you had a great time anyway. My trip is coming up - 2 more weeks to go - can't wait!

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
nojobro
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08/13/2009 08:16AM
 
I got cold there right along with you in the first part. BRR! I hope to see a moose...and you got to see so many. Lucky! Sounds like it was a lot of work in the beginning, but worth it. Nice stack of wrist-sized firewood. ;-)
Bannock
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08/13/2009 10:35AM
 
That wood still may be there, too. At least we didn't use it.

Bannock
Mongo65
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08/14/2009 09:16PM
 
Nice report Bannock. Great bull moose photo.

Sit back, relax, have a home brew.
ducks
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08/15/2009 07:44AM
 
Nice job again Bannock. I always enjoy your reports. I was camped at the Kawishiwi Lake campground at the same time as your trip and it was pretty chilly. We're putting in at Lizz (#47) next week. Can't wait!!!!!!! We might have to take a nature drive up to the Iron Lake campground after getting settled in at Rockwood to see if we can see the resident moose.

Ride EZ
karenmb
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08/15/2009 01:56PM
 
Maybe your mystery night visitor-- bigger than a bunny, smaller than a bear-- was a fox. Had one in my site on Fenske Lake -- at least that is what the camp ground host told me the visitor probably was when I described what I heard.

Loved your tr. Envious you got to see so many creatures.

The fishing tip monologue is hilarious.

Karen
TomT
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08/20/2009 10:07PM
 
That must be a pretty remote area. Very surprised that those portages were in such bad shape with the blowdowns.

Good to see your Autumn mist is still doing trips. I had one back in the 80's but not for very long. :(

Thanks for posting.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Merganser
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08/22/2009 10:42AM
 
Nice report. I cannot believe that all those nights, in all that cool, wet weather you didn't have a fire. I'd have been burning just about any time I was in camp.

"That sort of thing is my bag baby."
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