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Entry Point 16 - Moose/Portage River (North of Echo Trail)

Moose/Portage River (north) entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 27 miles. Access is a 160-rod portage heading North from the Echo Trail.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1348 feet
Latitude: 48.1230
Longitude: -92.0991
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jbartstanley
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08/24/2009 02:56PM
 
New Trip Report posted by jbartstanley

Trip Name: The Gary Harden Trip: Where a boy Harden's into a man!.

Entry Point: 16

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photonanax2
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08/24/2009 04:09PM
 
Thanks for the great report. We're going through that same EP in 24 days. And water levels are good??
jbartstanley
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08/25/2009 02:40PM
 
Yes, the water levels were fine. Nina Moose River had a few beaver dams but nothing you can't paddle over or pull around real easily on your way out. I hope you make it up to Lac LaCroix and enjoy the blue berries over on Warrior Hill. There are some really good campsites on Lacroix to say the least.
jbartstanley
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08/25/2009 02:47PM
 
Next time I would like to go through Oyster Lake. Ever been through there?
photonanax2
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08/25/2009 04:58PM
 
No - this will be our first trip.
nojobro
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08/26/2009 10:28AM
 
Nice report! I really liked reading about the boy/man ceremony bit.

Just a suggestion...add in some paragraph breaks to make for easier reading. ;-)
jbartstanley
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08/26/2009 12:38PM
 
That's a good suggestion, Thank you!
TomT
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10/25/2009 09:06AM
 
Enjoyed your report very much. Sounds like a great time and decent weather too. I was in at the same time but to the east of you.

Someday I'd like to go up Warrior Hill. The last two years I took my teenage son. Now he'll be in the Army for 4 years so maybe this is where I'll go with him after he's out. I'm very curious to see the change in him the next time we go.

Thanks for posting and the pics were cool too.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
lars54
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10/25/2009 02:03PM
 
Nice report.

Sounds like you had a very nice time

Beemer01
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10/25/2009 03:14PM
 
Nice report - you didn't really leave cooked bacon out by the fire pit when you left to go fishing did you?

Bears have rather good noses.

"You're not serious about wearing sandals on this portage.... are you?"
jbartstanley
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10/25/2009 03:14PM
 
Thank you for the reply's. I'm still savoring the visit to Warrior hill. The photo's taken up there and the experience from atop that Island will remain with me forever. I enjoyed Photo's first trip into the same area 24 days later. I read through their trip report. I envy them getting to Curtain and Rebecca and seeing the Cabin. We spoke with the Rangers heading to that cabin on our way out at one of the portages on Nina Moose River. My son is preparing to go into the Air Force this winter. We plan to make another BWCAW trip as well. Three years from now max.
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