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Entry Point 26 - Wood Lake

Wood Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 13 miles. Access to Wood Lake is a 180-rod portage. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1361 feet
Latitude: 47.9691
Longitude: -91.6001
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fitgers1
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06/15/2011 06:58PM
 
New Trip Report posted by fitgers1

Trip Name: Disappointment Lake.

Entry Point: 27

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson...and...“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".
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snakecharmer
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06/16/2011 05:55AM
 
Thanks for posting your report. Disappointment is a favorite of mine. Sounds like you had a great time.

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after"
~ Henry David Thoreau

wawasee
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06/16/2011 07:22AM
 
I take it your not a bears fan?
Zulu
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06/16/2011 07:26AM
 

Thanks for the Trip Report fitgers1. I am glad you and your group had a great time. I am glad the bears didn't bother you. Didn't you have reservations about taking a campsite that said "run off by a pack of bears" two days before? It sounds like that area gets heavy use. It must be nice. Thanks for your service in the Navy. 20 years is along time. I am glad you are back enjoying northern Minnesota again.
fitgers1
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06/16/2011 10:29AM
 
Thanks for the comments. Yes, we had a great time. Wish we would have gotten into the walleyes and I was hoping to do some hiking around Disappointment Mountain but that didn't happen. Not a bears fan? Why? Because I didn't explore the island with Gary? Bears don't bother me, I just wanted to paddle on my own a bit. I can say that I am not a Chi-town Bears fan though! We didn't actually stay at that site with the "pack of bears" note. Our site was a long ways away on the south end of the lake. It is a pretty good sized lake and it did have a lot of use. A lot of traffic through it to points east. The lake is very nice and makes for an easy trip. The guy that took our site goes in about a weekend a month he said (from Hibbing if I recall). I apologize for messing up my write up on the first couple days. I started writing the report in Aug. 2010 and just realized yesterday I never finished it. Then I typed it out from my notes in a hurry as I had to be somewhere last night. Someday I'd like to go back but there are so many other good places to go. Saturday we are headed back. Going in at Kawishiwi Lake and up to Malberg. Much farther in this time! Looking forward to it.
Cheers!

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson...and...“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".
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