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Entry Point 37 - Kawishiwi Lake

Kawishiwi Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Isabella; Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 33 miles. Access is a boat landing at Kawishiwi Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 9
Elevation: 1653 feet
Latitude: 47.8390
Longitude: -91.1036
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Chilly
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02/27/2010 04:04PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Chilly

Trip Name: The Polly Lake Bluff Charge.

Entry Point: 37

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"Now days these kids take out everything: radar, sonar, electric toothbrushs" Quint
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campnscrap
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02/27/2010 08:52PM
 
Chilly that was a great report - i can just picture you all (even though we've never met) running, screaming like a bunch of girls. Made me laugh - thanks for sharing that!

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
bumabu
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02/28/2010 12:41AM
 
Awesome. The Polly bear legend lives......

Who I am precedes what I do, not the other way around.
TomT
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02/28/2010 02:35AM
 
That's a great story. One I'm sure you never hope to relive but something that bonded you guys forever.


I wonder if it's th same bear that to this day gets peoles pacs on Polly. We went through there in 2008 and heard all kinds of stories from people coming out of Polly abot a huge bear going from camp to camp.


It was a great read. Thanks for posting.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
danhawk
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02/28/2010 09:34AM
 
Thanks for the report. That does not sound like a bear I want to meet.

Lets Roll!
ducks
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02/28/2010 10:21AM
 
great report... i enjoy your sense of humor.. i'm LMA picturing all of you running around screaming

Ride EZ
Bearfoot
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02/28/2010 03:49PM
 
Thanks, for the fun read.


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SunCatcher
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02/28/2010 04:53PM
 
Scream to read, now my adrenaline was working just thinkin about it.
"Once Bens hit the beast with a rock the brute dropped onto all fours and started charging us. Not knowing it was a bluff charge it was every man for himself, running every which way flaring arms in the air and screaming like girls." (I bet you slept lightly this night)
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
Vanny
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03/01/2010 03:17PM
 
quote SunCatcher: "Scream to read, now my adrenaline was working just thinkin about it.
"Once Bens hit the beast with a rock the brute dropped onto all fours and started charging us. Not knowing it was a bluff charge it was every man for himself, running every which way flaring arms in the air and screaming like girls." (I bet you slept lightly this night)
SunCatcher"




We didn't sleep at all. Nobody had the "seeds" to go into a tent with a bear on our little island. We were all huddled around the fire freaking out at every little noise.....(wow we were a bunch of pansies). The bear stayed on the island for hours. Once the sun started coming up, we combed the island for all the garbage and to quadruple check to make sure Yogi was gone. Finally got a couple hours of shut eye the next morning before heading back out with our tails between our legs

"You'll learn more here by accident, than elsewhere by design" Fireworks Commissioner of Gumption County
SunCatcher
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03/02/2010 07:07AM
 
Vanny, I think I would have found a big stick and sharpened it while I was cuddled up worrying. Would have been in vain, but made me feel like I had a better weapon then my ussual filet knife or pocket knife.
(Just Kidding) I would have done the same thing as you all...I know I couldn't sleep after that...
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
nojobro
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03/02/2010 09:21AM
 
Enjoyable report, thanks! If you can't laugh at yourself.... ;-)


I'm not laughing though. I would have been the same way. Hey, it was dark. Darkness adds a whole new element.
bobby726
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03/03/2010 03:10PM
 
Great report Chilly, very entertaining.

Always be the second one in the outhouse, it's going to smell anyway so you might as well have a warm seat.
Vanny
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03/04/2010 09:56AM
 
This will bring you to my memoirs of our adventure



Polly Lake Bluff Charge 2.0

"You'll learn more here by accident, than elsewhere by design" Fireworks Commissioner of Gumption County
onajourney
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03/04/2010 04:08PM
 
Great reports (both versions)....it is good to remember that island sites are not safe; bears can and obviously do swim. Loved the humor - it will definately be a trip to remember!
Chilly
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03/20/2010 12:18AM
 
#14?

"Now days these kids take out everything: radar, sonar, electric toothbrushs" Quint
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