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Entry Point 36 - Hog Creek

Hog Creek 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 30 miles. Access is a 15-rod portage to Hog Creek leading into Perent Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1664 feet
Latitude: 47.8104
Longitude: -91.0864
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wcummin1
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08/09/2010 05:25PM
 
New Trip Report posted by wcummin1

Trip Name: Malberg and Back.

Entry Point: 37

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
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fishguts
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08/09/2010 05:57PM
 
Nice little report, I found it interesting that all the Walleyes were caught on spinners. Miss seeing pictures. Thanks!

fishguts
cowdoc
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08/09/2010 07:27PM
 
Nice report. Phantom phone calls, huh?

"What could happen?"
Koda
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08/09/2010 07:27PM
 
Nice report. I especially like your last heading: Inability to Detach from the Modern World.
Solution: Don't bring the Blackberry! Also, go on a longer trip (like 10 days) with more portages that get you deeper into the wilderness. It's hard to get absorbed in the place if it doesn't absorb you first.
Looking forward to the pictures.
wcummin1
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08/09/2010 09:47PM
 
We didn't bring the Blackberry. It's just a habit.....If you have a question, look it up on your phone. I, like most people, am a creature of habit.


I have gone on longer trips and shorter trips, but this is the first trip I wasn't able to leave the "rat race" behind. It may have to do with my current situation (just graduated and got my career job).


Fishguts, to clarify, a spinner to me is a Lindy Rig. We tried Rapalas, jigs with twisters, swimbaits, and everything else in the box. We had great luck trolling till we found them. Once we found them, we would either keep passing the same spot, or we would anchor and cast out the spinners.


Hope to get the pictures up this week.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
wawasee
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08/10/2010 11:50AM
 
AS you get older you will learn to leave the world behind. The therapy of paddling and fishing the BWCA is priceless.
jamotrade
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08/10/2010 01:01PM
 
Sounds like a good time! Did you take the site in the Northeast arm?
wcummin1
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08/10/2010 02:02PM
 
We took the site in the narrows on the Northeast arm. It was a 5 star in my opinion...nice flat tent pad and an awesome view from camp. The only drawback was the proximity of canoes passing through the narrows.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
wcummin1
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08/10/2010 02:04PM
 
I forgot to mention the turtle...oh lord, the turtle. The first evening at camp, we were throwing some spooks and jigs across the narrows and heard a wheezing noise. I looked down and litteraly jumped 10 feet in the air. At the base of my feet sat the LARGEST snapper I have ever seen. It's shell, no lie, was the size of a manhole cover. It had followed my nalgene of leeches from the depths and was not happy. He was a frequent visitor to our camp, stealing Walleyes.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
buz
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08/11/2010 07:50AM
 
Ha, those giant snappers are ugly beasts, have seen two that I would consider giants. They can sneak up on you, glad they are not agressive. butt ugly thou.
Corndog
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08/11/2010 08:05AM
 
Dang, I am still wondering if turtle eggs are good eating.

OMG "Corndogged again!" My all time favorite quote.
alpine525
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08/11/2010 03:20PM
 
Nice report - looking forward to your pictures!

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
lars54
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08/11/2010 06:57PM
 
nice report, we were on mallberg the first week in aug. and
also had a snapper visit us at camp but yours sounds like it was
a lot larger
wcummin1
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08/13/2010 06:17PM
 
Posted a few teaser pics. Will post the rest when I get a better internet connection.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
bumabu
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08/14/2010 05:49PM
 
Awesome pictures dude, glad the shells and cheese worked out for you!

Who I am precedes what I do, not the other way around.
wcummin1
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08/15/2010 10:14PM
 
Posted the rest of the report worthy pictures.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
bumabu
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08/15/2010 10:19PM
 
Some GREAT pics!!!!!

Who I am precedes what I do, not the other way around.
SunCatcher
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08/16/2010 01:05PM
 
Every trip is an adventure...and yours sounded Great!
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
tg
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08/20/2010 01:16AM
 
shorelunch brand wild rice soup is killer! not a huge cache lake foods fan but their dumplings work great in that wild rice soup.


tg

and into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul
dicecupmaker
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09/09/2010 01:28AM
 
Great trip there, gentlemen! And I use that term loosely..... ;)

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.
jamotrade
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09/10/2010 02:29PM
 
We had the same site in the northeast narrows and had the same turtle at camp every day looking for a free meal on the stringer. It is truly a monster. we went in early June and only had one other group come thorugh the narrows in 5 days so we had the place pretty much to ourselves but I can definitely see how any type of traffic within 30 feet of camp would get annoying. Great site, though. I'm glad you had fun!
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