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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: 7
Elevation: 1653 feet
Latitude: 47.8390
Longitude: -91.1036
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bear bait
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09/06/2010 08:11PM
 
New Trip Report posted by bear bait

Trip Name: North Temperance.

Entry Point: 38

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bear bait
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09/06/2010 08:11PM
 
The trip report is on my website.


The Temperance
boonie
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09/06/2010 09:07PM
 
Thanks, Todd - really nice pictures. I must get over that way sometime.
fishguts
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09/06/2010 11:06PM
 
Beautiful pictures, love the campsite in the fog.

fishguts
Itchy Menace
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09/07/2010 11:10AM
 
Awesome shots! Congrats on the weather.
nojobro
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09/07/2010 11:23AM
 
Such fabulous pictures! What kind of camera do you have?


And that moose...wow. Jealous here! ;-)
rockstaranon
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09/07/2010 11:39AM
 
Couple questions. How leisure was your pace? We're leaving homer lake ep next thursday about 8 and are trying to make north temperance by 1pm. I'm just wondering how realistic this plan is as you said it took 4 days to get from sawbill to north temperance. Secondly, did you camp on the north most island campsite on north temperance? If you so, how was it? That campsite is our main goal. Love the pics and the report. Awesome moose shots! Thanks!!

"The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line." - William Humphrey
bear bait
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09/07/2010 01:43PM
 
quote nojobro: "Such fabulous pictures! What kind of camera do you have?



And that moose...wow. Jealous here! ;-)"



thanks nojobro


i use a nikon D200. i just wish i had my wide-angle lens on when the moose came through.
bear bait
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09/07/2010 01:46PM
 
quote rockstaranon: "Couple questions. How leisure was your pace? We're leaving homer lake ep next thursday about 8 and are trying to make north temperance by 1pm. I'm just wondering how realistic this plan is as you said it took 4 days to get from sawbill to north temperance. Secondly, did you camp on the north most island campsite on north temperance? If you so, how was it? That campsite is our main goal. Love the pics and the report. Awesome moose shots! Thanks!!"


we traved very leisurely... first night we camped on Sawbill then 2 nights on cherokee. you shouldn't have a problem making it in a day.
we stayed at the southern-most site on n. temperance. it was a so-so site. lots of blow-down, but good tent pads and boat landing.
lars54
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09/07/2010 07:05PM
 
thanks for all the nice pictures
SunCatcher
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09/07/2010 08:08PM
 
Awesome...coming from Cherokee onto North Temperance is Beutiful.
Thanks for the pics.
SunCatcher

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wawasee
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09/08/2010 09:02AM
 
Really nice pictures. I'm sure it was a excellent trip.
steven
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09/08/2010 01:14PM
 

we traved very leisurely... first night we camped on Sawbill then 2 nights on cherokee. you shouldn't have a problem making it in a day.
we stayed at the southern-most site on n. temperance. it was a so-so site. lots of blow-down, but good tent pads and boat landing."



I did Sawbill->Temperance->Baker route in late June and stayed at the same site on N. Temperance. All I can say is I am glad I wasn't there when the storm hit that knock down most of the trees. Not the prettiest site anymore.


You can make it from Sawbill to N. Temperance in a day. I remember the 140rd portage south out of Cherokee was a tough one though. How do you get from Homer to N. Temperance? Can you go up the Vern River? Or, through Brule?
rockstaranon
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09/09/2010 12:00AM
 
quote steven:




You can make it from Sawbill to N. Temperance in a day. I remember the 140rd portage south out of Cherokee was a tough one though. How do you get from Homer to N. Temperance? Can you go up the Vern River? Or, through Brule?
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My initial route was to go up the Vern River, as I really wanted a to do some river paddling, but after speaking with a very knowledgeable person at Sawbill yesterday, I was told that the Vern River is mostly unnavigable, and rarely traveled, especially when water level is low. I've changed the route to Brule ep and that should be much easier. I'm just hoping the wind on Brule doesn't give us too much trouble.

"The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line." - William Humphrey
Bang
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09/09/2010 01:23PM
 
quote rockstaranon: "quote steven:





You can make it from Sawbill to N. Temperance in a day. I remember the 140rd portage south out of Cherokee was a tough one though. How do you get from Homer to N. Temperance? Can you go up the Vern River? Or, through Brule?
"





My initial route was to go up the Vern River, as I really wanted a to do some river paddling, but after speaking with a very knowledgeable person at Sawbill yesterday, I was told that the Vern River is mostly unnavigable, and rarely traveled, especially when water level is low. I've changed the route to Brule ep and that should be much easier. I'm just hoping the wind on Brule doesn't give us too much trouble."




You were smart not to paddle the Vern River. I paddled the entire river with a group of "at risk" 8th grade boys and girls. Much of it could not be paddled. We went in June when the water levels were reasonable, but the Vern does not carry much water through much of the area. To compound the problem, heat records were set for that time period with temps. reaching 105 degrees F. It took us 8 hours to travel the river. There were no portages around the boulder fields which made it very difficult.
n8ville
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09/09/2010 06:16PM
 
thanks for sharing! great pics!

"Anything worth doing, is worth doing right" -Hunter S. Thompson
jamotrade
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09/10/2010 11:54AM
 
Nice pics! Thanks for sharing...
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