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Entry Point 16 - Moose/Portage River (North of Echo Trail)

Moose/Portage River (north) entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 27 miles. Access is a 160-rod portage heading North from the Echo Trail.

Number of Permits per Day: 5
Elevation: 1348 feet
Latitude: 48.1230
Longitude: -92.0991
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live2ski
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02/05/2010 10:31PM
 
New Trip Report posted by live2ski

Trip Name: Early June 2009 EP #16 First trip for all of us.

Entry Point: 16

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Boppa
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02/06/2010 09:48AM
 
live2ski,
Welcome to this site. Boy, you start with a trip report, wow, that's great. You certainly have started with some terrific tripping memories with your sons.


We haven't gone in at #16 yet, but do plan to. The learning process of what to bring maybe accelerated when you begin, but never really stops with the changes in equipment and ones tripping focus. You will improve and learn with each trip, which is a part of the experience that we enjoy.


Thanks for sharing your first trip experiences, I enjoyed reading it.
Boppa

"Yesterday is the past, Tomorrow is the future, Today is a GIFT, that is why it is called the present".
Ralphthewonderllama
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02/06/2010 11:09AM
 
Welcome to the board. Sounds like you had a nice first trip. I love ep 16. and that day trip to boulder bay is a great side trip. (although I would recommend going down the river and then taking the portage back to agnes) Next year will you do the Kayaks again or rent another canoe?
Koda
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02/06/2010 01:10PM
 
Nice report. My son and I camped at site 1801 on Lake Agnes in August 2008. Remember this rock? It was a great windbreak.
live2ski
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02/07/2010 07:31AM
 
I will have to check the map about the river. I thought there was only one way to get to Boulder. Thanks for the heads up. This year I think we are going to #14 in early August renting two canoes, leaving the kayaks at home.
live2ski
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02/07/2010 07:36AM
 
The rock was great. We set up the kitchen about where your tent is and set the our tent just back from there toward the out door throne.
campnscrap
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02/07/2010 09:40AM
 
First off, welcome! Nice report and I can relate to the learning to take it as it comes. I did my first trip last summer with my daughter - just had to go with the flow. Rain gear on - not raining, take it off - it starts raining :)


Glad that you had the chance to spend that time with your boys and have fun planning the 2010 trip!!


Lisa

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
SunCatcher
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02/07/2010 12:36PM
 
Great Report Live2Ski.
I liked this comment "I need to learn to live in the moment and enjoy things as they happen not in the planning of them happening."
How true for all of us. What a great learning experience every trip is espcially the first as you get a "true flavor" for what to expect once your living it and in the moment. Especially what you should take and what to do different, etc.
Keep taking em camping...It;s a heck of a way to bond.
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
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