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Entry Point 37 - Kawishiwi Lake

Kawishiwi Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Isabella; Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 33 miles. Access is a boat landing at Kawishiwi Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1653 feet
Latitude: 47.8390
Longitude: -91.1036
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camp-n-scrap
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09/20/2009 09:41PM
 
New Trip Report posted by camp-n-scrap

Trip Name: Because I CAN!.

Entry Point: 38

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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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Bannock
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09/20/2009 10:27PM
 
Great trip report! Thanks!



Bannock
Itchy Menace
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09/20/2009 10:29PM
 
Nice report C-N-S. Congrats on getting the first solo under your belt. Soon enough you'll be itching for many more.
cowdoc
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09/20/2009 10:46PM
 
That Christmas list is getting looooooooooooooooong!

"What could happen?"
kanoes
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09/21/2009 12:03AM
 
thats one wonderful read my friend!!! you did it! im very happy for you. welcome to the club! way to go lisa! you are a professional rambler....love it. :)
Mort
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09/21/2009 06:36AM
 
Awesome T-shirt in that one pic!
alpine525
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09/21/2009 08:58AM
 
Sounds like a wonderful trip - congratulations on going solo!

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
nojobro
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09/21/2009 09:18AM
 
Great report, Lisa!

I don't know that I'm ready for a solo...I was thinking I never would be after my August trip, but reading your report is inspiring. I think I should start with a group solo trip if I can find a group to go with. Find out if I can get along without the husband! He's such a powerhouse paddling and portaging that I am spoiled. I have no idea how to steer a canoe, though. I used to know, but it's been at least 20 years since I tried it. I'm afraid of waves, too. I'm also afraid I'd spend all night freaked out. ;-)

Are you going to scrap your solo trip? I need to get my craft things organized so that I can scrap more. I've hardly done any since the little one was born (and she's almost 2).
Boppa
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09/21/2009 11:10AM
 
C-N-S,
A great report, terrific pictures and your wandering style has an infectious appeal. You are a quick learner and have a lot of great trips to plan. Thanks for sharing.
Boppa

"Yesterday is the past, Tomorrow is the future, Today is a GIFT, that is why it is called the present".
willys53
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09/21/2009 01:15PM
 
Great adventure ! Hats off to you.
whiteh20
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09/21/2009 01:31PM
 
Great report Lisa! What a nice weekend to be out in the north country.

"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
bojibob
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09/21/2009 07:36PM
 
Congratulations Scrappy One...

I can't begin to tell you how much I admire your courage and guts to attempt this with your limited experience. You put most of the boys to shame!

"One inch on the map ~ is not one inch on the ground"
Kiporby
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09/21/2009 08:09PM
 
Very nice Lisa. Glad you had a good trip.

There is a light and it never goes out. Morrissey
rlhedlund
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09/21/2009 08:31PM
 
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Good job. Glad you had such a good time. Thanks for sharing.

Life is Good, Living is Better. Everlasting Life is Best! Pray for Us Amok.
Ho Ho
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09/21/2009 09:02PM
 
Now THAT'S a trip report! Wow! I felt like I was there with you on your solo. What a great experience. You got spunk! Welcome to the club of complete addicts.
Trix
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09/23/2009 05:29PM
 
Lisa, Great report! I WAS right there with you! Sorry about your spill in the drink, but it only makes you stronger! I am glad you were able to take advantage of my bear keg & also the great reading of Dorothy Molter. We definately need to think about a girls trip next year. Would love to meet your daughter as well. Welcome to the Solo Club! We Do Rock!

C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E: Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.
oldgentleman
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09/24/2009 06:59AM
 
That's a really good read. Glad you had such a good trip. Welcme to the solo group.
dicecupmaker
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09/28/2009 04:58AM
 
Great trip report!! It was also great to meet and visit with you. We really lucked out with the weather for our 'first solo's' I also agree with the statement "Because I can" Peace and Blessings to you!
Mitch

Joy is a great teacher, but so is dispair. Wonder is a great teacher, but so is confusion. Hope is a great teacher, but so is disillusionment. And life is a great teacher, but so is death. To deny yourself any of those in any aspect is not experiencing life totally.
Amok
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09/29/2009 09:52PM
 
nice report! Makes me want to just 'disappear' for a weekend.

Trust, but verify. The Lord will provide !!!!
Spartan2
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10/01/2009 03:38PM
 
I just read your report today, and I really enjoyed it. I won't ever take a solo, but I can certainly see how wonderful it would feel. Good for you! Great report! Really liked the photos!
TomT
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10/01/2009 06:41PM
 
Nicely done! I have much respect for you to give the solo thing a try with limited experience. Hope there's many more in your future. Thanks for posting.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
sotaman
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12/16/2009 08:35AM
 
Nice report sure making me want to get up there.

Don't take life to serious remember no one gets out a live
Koda
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12/17/2009 10:01PM
 
Nice report, c-n-s. You mentioned that Mitch referred to tripping as his "spiritual retreat.” Then you said, "And it really truly is. Besides that small bout of anxiety on the water I feel such peace and calm." I'm curious ... what do you think about both anxiety and peace as being different aspects of the retreat experience?
bumabu
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12/19/2009 02:47AM
 
Beautiful

Who I am precedes what I do, not the other way around.
Beemer01
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12/19/2009 06:16AM
 
Thanks for writing and posting this!

"You're not serious about wearing sandals on this portage.... are you?"
camp-n-scrap
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12/20/2009 08:29PM
 
Koda - i think there's bound to be both on any trip. For myself i knew there would be anxiety - especially paddling with little experience on my own. Which, during that trip I gained even more confidence in my paddling skills. The extent of the peace I found, however, was unexpected. I knew it would be rejuvenating but didn't fathom how much so. Everyone who has asked (none of my friends get it) can't understand how one can want to spend time alone, working so hard, without modern amenities. I tell them they need to experience it themselves that my words cannot do it justice.

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
Craig K
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02/18/2010 06:10PM
 
Very nice trip report!
I like your comment "However, now that I’ve been ‘real’ camping, car camping just won’t ever be the same."
That is so true, BWCA has changed the way I go camping forever!
lars54
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02/19/2010 03:02PM
 
Very nice trip report.
can I hire you to write up my next trip for me????
Vanny
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02/19/2010 04:12PM
 
Fatastic Report. I'm bringing a journal with from now on so I don't have to try to remember everything for my future reports.

"You'll learn more here by accident, than elsewhere by design" Fireworks Commissioner of Gumption County
Mongo65
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02/20/2010 07:39AM
 
Congrts on your first solo! Great trip report.

Sit back, relax, have a home brew.
Bearfoot
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02/27/2010 03:11PM
 
Excellent trip report.


It was a great read.


Thank you!


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BWPaddler
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05/25/2010 11:20PM
 
Loved it - loved to hear what you were thinking and see all the details. Well done! Thanks for sharing and I'm so glad you have it all written out to share and keep forever. Fantastic pics too.

Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
sloughman
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06/09/2010 08:52PM
 
Yeah, you COULD! Nice job.

"You guys might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack." - Alan Garner, The Hangover.
gbusk
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06/09/2010 10:58PM
 
Nice job, you rock. Quite the community we have around this place.
Camp Cook
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06/12/2010 11:29PM
 
Fantastic report Lisa; you should be proud of yourself.
campnscrap
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06/13/2010 01:37PM
 
Thanks everyone for the nice comments - it was the best trip ever!

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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