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Entry Point 30 - Lake One

Lake One entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 21 miles. Access is a canoe landing at Lake One.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1230 feet
Latitude: 47.9391
Longitude: -91.4792
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Kevlar
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09/24/2009 04:25PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Kevlar

Trip Name: Village Idiot Reaches Lake Three.

Entry Point: 30

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dogwoodgirl
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09/24/2009 04:31PM
 
makes me sad to hear about such clear abuse of the campsites. But, at least you are teaching the newbies the right way to go about it!

~On to Fort Chippewan before the snow flies!
kanoes
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09/24/2009 05:23PM
 
thats just plain hard to believe. a real head shaker.
oldgentleman
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09/24/2009 06:25PM
 
It reminds me of the point on Adventure lake, just nort of the portage from Jitterbug. Somebody had built a large fire and badly scorched two balsam trees up to about 10 feet. This wasn't even at a camp site.
bojibob
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09/24/2009 06:38PM
 
What can one say...it reminds me of a old commercial that seems very appropriate today

Tears......

"One inch on the map ~ is not one inch on the ground"
camp-n-scrap
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09/24/2009 08:10PM
 
i remember that commecial - a fitting response, thanks bob

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
nojobro
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09/25/2009 09:26AM
 
Someone's been watching too much Man vs. Wild.

I saw this shelter thing on Turtle. Some dead wood was used but lots of fresh branches. Doesn't sound near as bad as what you saw, though. :(
Koda
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10/01/2009 12:59PM
 
You came upon the Lake Three site about a week after I was there. If I hadn't picked up a bit it would have been worse when you saw it. I used some of the spruce boughs that were on the tent pads for firewood, but a lot of it was green. I mentioned this in my own trip report (see the end of Day 2 at this link: http://www.codabone.net/canoeing/bwca/BW0909_2.htm).

In the grand scheme of things, the damage isn't irreversible. But it's like graffiti - when people who like to paint on walls see it, they think (to the extent they think at all) that it's OK for them to do it, plus it sets an awful example. And of course when that happens in natural settings they ruin it for those who truly love wild places.

It makes me want to talk like a pirate ... arrgghhh!

Koda
Bobster
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10/08/2009 04:09PM
 
Hey! I was on those lakes this summer for two weeks after the fourth of July and would just like to point out one thing; there was a lot more fauna there at that point. Similar poor fishing but saw a plethora of beavers, loons, deer, and even a small bear. Horseshoe and Rifle both had AMAZING Campsites so its sad to hear about such destruction. But if you plan on making another trip out I would recommend the rifle lake campsite hands down. Private yet open, best fishing in the area, very nice site overall.

P.S. > nojobro, WHAT IS THAT! I cant even imagine what was going through someone's mind.
bulldogtwo
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12/15/2018 07:49PM
 
This has been going on now for, many years, sadly. People can't pick up their trash, simple as bending over and picking it up, throwing it in the fire or trash bag. Trash scattered in the woods because people won't carry it out, too lazy and stupid. Sorry, I call it how I see it. We sign an agreement, a contract that states we will leave no trace, or at the very least pick up our trash, and not destroy the living things around us that we have come to visit. Not saying enforcement is the only way, but there has to be a better way. THIS WAY IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.




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bulldogtwo
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12/15/2018 07:49PM
 
This has been going on now for, many years, sadly. People can't pick up their trash, simple as bending over and picking it up, throwing it in the fire or trash bag. Trash scattered in the woods because people won't carry it out, too lazy and stupid. Sorry, I call it how I see it. We sign an agreement, a contract that states we will leave no trace, or at the very least pick up our trash, and not destroy the living things around us that we have come to visit. Not saying enforcement is the only way, but there has to be a better way. THIS WAY IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.




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mjmkjun
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01/28/2019 06:00PM
 
Just wanted to comment how much I love the title of this trip report. :-)


“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Isaac Newton
BearBurrito
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01/31/2019 03:21PM
 
mjmkjun: "Just wanted to comment how much I love the title of this trip report. :-)
"

I would agree!

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning
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