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Entry Point 38 - Sawbill Lake

Sawbill Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 25 miles. Access is a boat landing at Sawbill Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1802 feet
Latitude: 47.8699
Longitude: -90.8858
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bradcrc
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11/01/2009 09:06PM
 
New Trip Report posted by bradcrc

Trip Name: Memories of BWCA.

Entry Point: 38

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kanoes
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11/01/2009 09:09PM
 
awesome brad! thanks..that was great!

im glad you left it as is.
Amok
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11/01/2009 09:14PM
 
NICE! short and sweet. Great to find old memories, isn't it?

Trust, but verify. The Lord will provide !!!!
camp-n-scrap
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11/01/2009 09:52PM
 
Loved the trip report Brad - and the photos. Thanks for posting them as they were written - too bad the one page was missing :(


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
Ho Ho
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11/01/2009 10:16PM
 
Since I don't have journals of my teenage trips and the snapshots are faded, I enjoyed this as a good substitute. When I think back, it boggles the mind that my parents let me do a lot of stuff with very little supervision when I was a teenager (although my Quetico trips had counselors, many other trips did not). What would have happened if one of you kids had fallen into the absolute zero water with ice still on top? Anyway, I loved it, and if anyone else has teenage stuff like that, please post.
bradcrc
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11/01/2009 10:22PM
 
the absolute zero water was just water in a container sitting on the picnic table overnight. Not great for putting your hands in to wash dishes.

We actually did run across the ice and fall in... on purpose after the hot and sweaty portages. Looking at that heavy old gear now makes me cringe. :)

The journal doesn't talk about most of the fun stuff like that... dragging the canoes across the ice or running around on it with the intent on falling in cause it was actually pretty warm during the day.

It's fun for me to see how the memory forgets all the bad things and only remembers the good. I don't remember anything about the bad food, but I remember all kinds of other great things that weren't even mentioned in there.

I'm also amazed at how bad my writing was. hehe.
ducks
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11/02/2009 07:51AM
 
That was very enjoyable. Thanks

Ride EZ
Koda
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11/02/2009 11:10AM
 
What a gem! You had (have?) a wicked sense of humor.
mocha
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11/10/2009 09:15PM
 
hard to believe that trip was 20 years ago! any plans to retrace your steps with the same group of guys?
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