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Entry Point 24 - Fall Lake

Fall Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 7 miles. "Access is a boat landing at Fall Lake. Several trip options to Newton, Basswood, & Mud Lakes with additionalportages." This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1324 feet
Latitude: 47.9527
Longitude: -91.7213
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Rob Johnson
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12/27/2010 12:48PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Rob Johnson

Trip Name: Trip Recall -- Bear got the food we got carrot sticks & Jolly Ranchers.

Entry Point: 25

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I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody. Lily Tomlin
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SevenofNine
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12/27/2010 01:33PM
 
Thanks for sharing. Nice trip report. Pictures?

The best part of this journey here is further knowing yourself - Alan Kay
Rob Johnson
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12/27/2010 03:04PM
 
Unfortunately I can't seem to find the few pics that we actually got out of that disposable. If I do find them I will update the report.

I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody. Lily Tomlin
Exo
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12/27/2010 03:58PM
 
That was a fun trip report! I'm surprised she handled the bears so well. What a trooper for a first camping trip...right into the wilderness!


That's a real kick to the teeth to get attitude when you ask for a match or two. Sorry to hear that.
SunCatcher
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12/27/2010 04:01PM
 
Great Job...At least you fed her a cinnamin roll before you left :)
It was a Great Story, but most of all I like the ending.
Where the guy in the white hat, gets the girl!
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
Rob Johnson
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12/27/2010 04:16PM
 
quote Rob Johnson: "Unfortunately I can't seem to find the few pics that we actually got out of that disposable. If I do find them I will update the report."

I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody. Lily Tomlin
Rob Johnson
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12/27/2010 04:21PM
 
You can see above...


I FOUND THE PICS from that drowned disposable.


From Upper Left then Clockwise:


"Look! I'm in Canada!"


"This leap might explain why getting back out of the "tub" was a little challenging"


"I love the views in the Boundary Waters"


"Quick! It quit raining! I'll stop swatting while you snap the pic"

I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody. Lily Tomlin
PineKnot
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12/27/2010 05:46PM
 
Rob,


That was a fun read! Especially liked your line near the end, "...We had to pay for the lost food pack but we put it on a credit card then reported it stolen. The credit card company actually paid for it!"


I had to read that twice before getting it :-).


You aren't a lawyer are you? My late dad was and he always told me don't give any more info than necessary unless you're asked a specific question.




Do what you can, with what you have, where you are -- Teddy Roosevelt
Rob Johnson
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12/27/2010 05:53PM
 
We were asked at one point to fill out a report. We described the perp as taller than 6' with dark hair. We were honest with the credit card company and they said it fell within their policy for lost or theft!

I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody. Lily Tomlin
PineKnot
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12/27/2010 06:18PM
 
HAH! Good stuff!!


Do what you can, with what you have, where you are -- Teddy Roosevelt
boonie
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12/27/2010 07:49PM
 
Great report, Rob - full of lessons learned the way we all learn them ;).
lars54
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12/27/2010 09:48PM
 
nice report thanks
wetcanoedog
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12/27/2010 10:05PM
 
gosh Rob you were just kids!!!..

it's just a level trail thru the woods.
Spartan2
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12/28/2010 07:56AM
 
I loved this trip report! Full of adventure, mishaps, and still they are together (with a family yet!) Justine is indeed a fine tripper.


We prefer to go in mid-June, and I can tell you if you had come to OUR campsite we would have not only offered you some matches, but also some food! :-)


Thanks for sharing. I hope you do take your family to the BWCA sometime soon. And I hope this time you don't have any bear visits.
Amok
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12/28/2010 08:13AM
 
Great trip report! Hope the 'family' outing goes better than that one did!

Trust, but verify. The Lord will provide !!!!
jcavenagh
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12/28/2010 11:57AM
 
Rob - That is one of those "We laugh about it now, but..." Amazing that you got the girl after all that. I would have guessed she rented a car and left you at the outfitters, never to be seen again!
So I suppose everything has been pretty much better since then because it couldn't get much worse. :)

LNT - The road to success is always under construction. http://hikingillinois.blogspot.com/
dalet
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12/28/2010 08:54PM
 
very enjoyable read
TomT
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12/29/2010 09:15AM
 
That was a crazy trip. I had a similar thing happen to me and my girfriend a long time ago but we only were 6 hours away from the takeout.


We were left with coffee and butter I believe. The bear didn't like the coffee but got it gooey from trying it and we had put the butter under water for the night.


We drew pictures of cheeseburgers and chocolate shakes and fries in our journal when we stopped for a break on the way out. :) The bear thing is no laughing matter when it happens. Thanks for posting your story.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
wtgmonkey
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12/29/2010 05:25PM
 
Great read. All the rain reminds me of my first couple of trips to the bwca.

"Champions are measured by the adversity they overcome"
Trix
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12/30/2010 12:42PM
 
Great trip report. Very enjoyable reading. I also would have offered you some food as well as the matches. You two survived a trip like that together, you can get through anything! Good Luck on future trips with your kids!

C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E: Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.
mjmkjun
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12/30/2010 05:57PM
 
-Talk about resilient! You could have headed back but no! you pressed on with far less food & stuff.
-Big cool factor that you waited 10 yrs to post your story and it still reads nicely.
-I hope folks who refused you a few matches, or a PB&J, get to read this too and remember. Geez, how can people be like that way out in the woods? sheesh! Just how many panhandlers frequent the wilds?

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Isaac Newton
BearBrown
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01/02/2011 01:39AM
 
Great report, Rob. It's only funny because it didn't happen to me. haha. But I am glad you two survived with only empty stomachs, a couple of scrapes, and a good story.

Richard "Bear" Brown
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