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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: 11
Elevation: 1802 feet
Latitude: 47.8699
Longitude: -90.8858
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danhawk
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12/31/2009 10:35AM
 
New Trip Report posted by danhawk

Trip Name: Getting a taste of the BWCA on Kelly.

Entry Point: 39

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Lets Roll!
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dogwoodgirl
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12/31/2009 03:02PM
 
A good start to your adventures! Now you know what NOT to do, and can expand your horizons. No loose gear in the canoe is a good goal, and the sleeping pads make life much warmer and more comfortable. Thanks for sharing....how about some of those photos?

~On to Fort Chipewyan before the snow flies!
danhawk
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12/31/2009 04:05PM
 
I will try to find some photos to add. Unfortunately I will have to convert them to digital. We both forgot to bring a camera so Peter picked up a disposable. This year I plan on greatly improving upon the photography!

Lets Roll!
lars54
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12/31/2009 05:16PM
 
nice report thanks for posting
waterdog
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12/31/2009 08:50PM
 
Enjoyed the report. Thanks for posting.
I bet you guys are a lot of fun.

"That'll do, Pig." Farmer Hoggett
ducks
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01/01/2010 09:09AM
 
good report...thanks for sharing

Ride EZ
TomT
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01/01/2010 10:50AM
 
No need to be embarrassed about the gear you took. You just have to learn from each trip and make improvements every year.

I'm curious to know if you used a pad under your bag at night?

I remember my first trip and you would have laughed at what I brought. I had a duffle bag for the food that was hell to portage. I wore converse high tops with cotton socks and had blisters after day two. No portage yoke, just strapped the paddles along the gunwales and rested them on my shoulders. Not a good idea to say the least.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
SunCatcher
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01/04/2010 07:07AM
 
Interesting what lessons you learn from experience. Sounds like you had a great time despite some tough cold conditions and circumstances.
It will be better traveling next time, from what you learn the first time. I don't figure you ever stop tweaking what your going to do or bring and how it will play out. Freat memories were made.
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
Craig K
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02/18/2010 04:15PM
 
I remember my first trip to the BWCA, August 06.
Thank god we had someone in our group that went there often or me and my two sons (5 & 7 then) would have been much worse off! We have been going back every year since. Everytime improving on what we bring and how we pack it.
Gaining that experience has made for some great memories.
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