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Entry Point 1 - Trout Lake

Trout Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Cook, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 30 miles. Access from LakeVermilion via 60-rod canoe portage or 180-rod portage that allows the use of portage wheels. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1381 feet
Latitude: 47.9144
Longitude: -92.3220
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lars54
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10/19/2009 06:03PM
 
New Trip Report posted by lars54

Trip Name: Oct. Solo.

Entry Point: 30

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Mort
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10/19/2009 06:14PM
 
Sometimes you hit it right, ..sometimes not. Although certainly not as cold, my June and July trips weren't much better.

There's always next year! Hope springs eternal, as they say.
rlhedlund
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10/19/2009 06:24PM
 
I'll take 6 days of rain in the BW over 6 days of work..., if i could afford it that is.

Life is Good, Living is Better. Everlasting Life is Best! Pray for Us Amok.
Cedarboy
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10/19/2009 09:22PM
 
Happy 55th!
oldgentleman
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10/20/2009 06:08AM
 
Happy Birthday anyway. Too bad about your weather. That's fall in the North Country. You might get anything.
Unas10
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10/20/2009 06:42AM
 
What type of rain gear do you use?
TomT
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10/20/2009 06:43AM
 
I'm amazed that you stuck it out that long. You were basecamping right?

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
lars54
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10/20/2009 04:10PM
 
MY plan was to get to Raven Lake but once I got set up at my first
camp and got my tarp up I never left. The rain gear I use is
Red Ledge, I think its the same gear they use on the crab boats
on TV.
TomT
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10/20/2009 06:28PM
 
Have you been to Raven before? I was there in August. I would be concerned going there solo as it's so out of the way and a dead end.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Franzenrp
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10/20/2009 07:03PM
 
Lars,

I can relate entered South Hegman on a solo outing for the week and had the same rain and no sunshine. All in all a great six days !
lars54
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10/20/2009 07:41PM
 
No I have not been to Raven Lake,but it sounded like a
quiet and out of the way lake to be alone at.Not that I
dont like people, its just nice to be on my own
every now and then
kanoes
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10/20/2009 08:21PM
 
weathers always a crap shoot. theres no way i could have basecamped that long.

about the remoteness question...

not wanting to see people is THE reason i solo. the more remote the better.

when ever i do see others, i feel like it lessened the trip.
TomT
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10/21/2009 06:37AM
 
I like being remote too but my concern would be going there solo. Just a safety thing. Do like Kanoes does and bring a spot locator.

Raven has a very beautiful portage into it. It's like an enchanted forest that you walk through with moss everywhere.. I really regret not taking pictures on it.

The bog path gets extremely narrow though. Here's a couple pics. This is my young son the day we left Raven. He was pretty fed up with the swamp at this point. The day before was long and grueling as we did some bushwacking and a 10 hour day.






"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
rlhedlund
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10/21/2009 07:52PM
 
I agree with Kanoes.

Life is Good, Living is Better. Everlasting Life is Best! Pray for Us Amok.
karenmb
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10/21/2009 09:25PM
 
Way to go and welcome back.
camp-n-scrap
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10/26/2009 06:50PM
 
Rain and all, I envy you that you were able to spend your birthday on a solo trip. You did it and that's great :-) BTW - happy belated birthday :)

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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