Boundary Waters Route Blog
    Trip Reports
      Trip Report - Tuscarora solo
 
  Last Visit: 07/21/2019 02:05AM

Entry Point 51 - Missing Link Lake

Missing Link Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Gunflint Ranger Station near the city of Grand Marais, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 45 miles. Access is a canoe landing at Round Lake with a 142-rod portage to Missing Link Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 5
Elevation: 1498 feet
Latitude: 48.0731
Longitude: -90.8301
Author Message Text
TuscaroraBorealis
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/05/2010 10:24PM
 
New Trip Report posted by TuscaroraBorealis

Trip Name: Tuscarora solo.

Entry Point: 51

Click Here to View Trip Report

wc-20100401-1839
Reply Top Bottom Previous Next
fishguts
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/05/2010 10:54PM
 
Good report, thanks, enjoyed looking at the pictures, got a real feel of your trip.

fishguts
cowdoc
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/06/2010 08:16AM
 
Nice report. That area of heavy burn still has it's own sense of beauty. Thanks for sharing.

"What could happen?"
lars54
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/06/2010 08:10PM
 
Very nice report & pictures to bad
the fishing was so slow
Kiporby
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/07/2010 03:18PM
 
Great report. I'm heading that way this June.



There is a light and it never goes out. Morrissey
Mongo65
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/07/2010 06:45PM
 
Great Report. Thanks for sharing.

Sit back, relax, have a home brew.
vickieh69
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/07/2010 07:27PM
 
This report has me looking forward to my trip in May/June even more:)

"Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion." ~Democritus
SunCatcher
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/10/2010 08:30AM
 
I love those solo report's. Am wanting to do one so a little envious.
Here are my favorite quote's from you.


"The vote was unanimous so off I went." (Solo, Unanimous LOL :)
"I felt like Indiana Jones in the last crusade taking that "leap of faith".
"I contemplated fishing, but I was cold, wet, and tired."


I liked it very much and the description of the trip helped me to feel like Iwas there living it with you. Thanks for sharing.
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
wahoojim1
membermember
 
04/12/2010 10:18PM
 
Thanks TB. I'm going on my first solo to the BWCA (EP 38) on May 18, so I took special interest in your really good trip report. I plan on 7 days in and I hope I can be as descriptive as you.
By the way; how were the bugs?
Beemer01
Moderator
 
04/13/2010 08:50AM
 
Nice report - thanks for sharing your adventure!

"You're not serious about wearing sandals on this portage.... are you?"
BWPaddler
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/13/2010 09:34AM
 
I'm waiting for the bug report too... First skeeters this past weekend in the cities. Now rain, so expect more soon. How about up north?


Thanks for the report - jealous of your trip.

Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
danhawk
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/13/2010 12:17PM
 
Thanks for the report - sounds like a fun adventure.

Lets Roll!
TuscaroraBorealis
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/13/2010 04:02PM
 
quote wahoojim1: "Thanks TB. I'm going on my first solo to the BWCA (EP 38) on May 18, so I took special interest in your really good trip report. I plan on 7 days in and I hope I can be as descriptive as you.
By the way; how were the bugs?"

Sorry I left that out.


The flying ones were non-existent during my trip. But consider the fact that I only really had 1 day where they even had a chance to be a nuisance. Either it was cool, raining or extraordinarily windy most of the time so......


The one bug that was a particular nuisance. Woodticks. The portage to Peter coming from Gabimichigami was bad. Also the portage out of Lil' Sag to Virgin. I had at least a dozen or more on my pant legs after each of these. Was just a matter of taking a little time to brush them all off at the end of the trail.

Basically. Areas that were heavily burnt by the fires, & that had longer grass along the trails were the main trouble spots.


Thanks to all for the nice comments!
TuscaroraBorealis
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/15/2010 04:23PM
 
wahoojim1,


I will most likely be exiting EP #38 on that same day, May 18. Will be coming back from the Wine & Mesaba area to the north of Sawbill.


Probably an incredible longshot? Don't know your route. But if you're headed that way & we cross paths? I'd be happy to share what we experienced.


I'll be captaining The Black Pearl. So if you see her on the water or portage, feel free to stop and say hi.


Paul
TuscaroraBorealis
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
05/02/2010 05:25PM
 
Vickieh69,


Hope you have the time of your life!!
lilcowdoc
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
05/11/2010 06:15PM
 
Wow, that's a solo trip I would like to do someday! Thanks for sharing your adventure with the Black Pearl!


Is Tuscarora your favorite lake there TuscaroraBorealis?

“A sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out”
trailcherry
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
05/11/2010 09:20PM
 
Great report! Thanks for sharing.


I've stayed on Tuscarora many times and hope to get back again soon, the site you stayed at is one of my favorites, great fishing between there and the portage.


Last year I finally caught some of those Missing Link Brookies, what a blast!
TuscaroraBorealis
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/06/2011 07:57PM
 
Here is a link to isawtman blog page. He's the guy I crossed paths with on Bingshick lake. It's an excellent read & photos of his hike across the length of the Kekekabic trail.
PineKnot
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/09/2011 06:00PM
 
Nice! As an avid solo paddler, I loved your quote on Day 4: "The vote was unanimous so off I went". LOL!

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are -- Teddy Roosevelt
TomT
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
03/17/2011 05:53PM
 
Very enjoyable read. Thanks!

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Buck47
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
04/23/2011 10:19PM
 
TB,
My first trip ever was into Tuscarora to S Arm to Seagull. I remember that portage like yesterday into Tusc from Missing Link. I was with another teacher and 6 teenage male students. I also remember paddling around the corner and whitecaps splashing us in the face as we paddled across the lake. I also remember thinking I was nuts to agree with so that called vacation/fishing trip. After a couple of days I was hooked and have been back to BWCA many times.
Nice trip reports. Thanks for sharing.

"Do Not Let What You Cannot Do Interfere With What You Can Do..." -John Wooden
jb in the wild
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
05/28/2011 11:45PM
 
Nicely done TB looked to be just a bit cool out. Thanks for sharing your trip.


JB

You can't explain the obvious to the ignorant.
Bannock
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
05/29/2011 11:05PM
 
Nice. Thanks a lot.


I haven't been in that area in many, many years. I think it may be time for a revisit.


Seeing moss growing inside the firegrate is a sure sign that the site isn't used much. My best one was a small tree that was growing up through the grate. :)


Bannock
Rob Johnson
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
05/30/2011 01:12PM
 
Thanks for the recon report!!! We are heading that way in late June but we are doing it backwards and pushing through to the Mugwump PMA.


We were also planning on the French Toast Breakfast but instead opted for an earlier start.

I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody. Lily Tomlin
dicecupmaker
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
05/31/2011 12:31AM
 
Great report! we are doing the #52 EP loop to Gilis and back through Tuscarora #51 in a week.

Joy is a great teacher, but so is dispair. Wonder is a great teacher, but so is confusion. Hope is a great teacher, but so is disillusionment. And life is a great teacher, but so is death. To deny yourself any of those in any aspect is not experiencing life totally.
muddy
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
05/31/2011 08:16AM
 
nice report!
Reply Top Bottom Previous Next
Routes
Trip Reports
a
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
x
Routes
Trip Reports
fd
hgc
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports