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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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Vanny
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03/04/2010 09:55AM
 
New Trip Report posted by Vanny

Trip Name: Polly Lake Bluff Charge - Version 2.0.

Entry Point: 37

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"You'll learn more here by accident, than elsewhere by design" Fireworks Commissioner of Gumption County
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SouthernExposure
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03/04/2010 10:19AM
 
Man, both versions are fantastically entertaining!

SE

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog is too dark to read.
dadof6
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03/04/2010 11:59AM
 
Wow...just as exciting the second time around.


You talk of a video you took of the incident. Any chance you have it posted or can get it posted on youtube?


Thanks for sharing!

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lars54
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03/04/2010 05:38PM
 
Very nice, if possible post the vedio
Mongo65
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03/04/2010 09:05PM
 
A great read. You definitely need to post the video.

Sit back, relax, have a home brew.
SunCatcher
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03/05/2010 06:01AM
 
Vanny,
Great Job sounds like Man versus Nature and Nature one. The other part that's an underlying message that took me a while to figure out, is that Dad's are not near as dumb as I thought, when I was that age.
Great report
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
TomT
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03/07/2010 11:41AM
 
Why didn't you guys gather up all the food after the bear ran away the first time?


BTW, I had the same thing happen to me on my first trip up there. He got all our food the frst night. We spent the rest of the week at a campground.


I hope you can post the video. Very entertaining story indeed!

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
bobby726
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03/08/2010 06:18PM
 
Post the video PLEASE. That would be fun to watch.

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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03/09/2010 10:56AM
 
I personally don't have a copy of the video. Hopefully Chilly or I can get our hands on a copy, transfer it over from VHS and get it online...

"You'll learn more here by accident, than elsewhere by design" Fireworks Commissioner of Gumption County
Chilly
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03/09/2010 04:15PM
 
I just copied it from VHS to DVD. Not too sure how to get it from dvd onto the my PC. The black bear at night did not show up (for the most part) on video as the who ever was filming the bear part kept der distance and was not overly concentrating on the aim of the camera. The part when he charged us was kinda funny to hear as we all say 'oh shiet" at the same time and take off but you cant really see much.




"Now days these kids take out everything: radar, sonar, electric toothbrushs" Quint
adam
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03/09/2010 06:39PM
 

Ahh ok the trip was in 2001, otherwise, I was thinking VHS??
bapabear
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03/10/2010 05:15AM
 
Great story - thanks for sharing! Sounds like Yogi had learned a few tricks in his lifetime that made him smarter than the average bear.


Using the canoe as your bait bucket. Great idea until you reach the "fast getaway" moment.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
nojobro
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03/19/2010 11:20AM
 
Fun report! I love how y'all can make fun of yourselves. ;-) You and Chilly wrote very entertaining accounts.


So, has Chris been back?
Vanny
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03/19/2010 04:20PM
 
quote nojobro: "Fun report! I love how y'all can make fun of yourselves. ;-) You and Chilly wrote very entertaining accounts.



So, has Chris been back?"



Oh yeah, he's been on every trip since than. He's a die hard like the rest of us. I'll keep bugging him to get him hooked on this website

"You'll learn more here by accident, than elsewhere by design" Fireworks Commissioner of Gumption County
jb in the wild
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03/21/2010 11:09PM
 
I have not laughed that hard in awhile,from reading your post. I can't wait to see the video.


JB

You can't explain the obvious to the ignorant.
mjmkjun
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12/26/2011 09:22PM
 
Reading trip reports of an area is often an excellent resource.
Must say, I didn't expect such an entertaining read. Great report and thanks for the laughs.

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Isaac Newton
Big Tent
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12/27/2011 09:51AM
 
I learned in the mid 90's not to use the "perfect tree". I once used the canoe as a large live well to keep our fish alive for a good breakfast. Fortunately we didn't need to make a quick escape.


Very funny report, I sure enjoyed it.


Jay


Chilly
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01/15/2012 12:29AM
 
From the sounds of it lately that bear or offspring is now more likely to be found in the Malberg Lake area but who knows for sure. Polly Lake Bluff Charge - Version 1.0

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