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Entry Point 45 - Morgan Lake

Morgan 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 26 miles. Access is a 320-rod portage to Morgan Lake. No campsites on Morgan Lake—short portages to further lakes for campsites. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1845 feet
Latitude: 48.0008
Longitude: -90.4098
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IndyScouters
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07/28/2011 08:43AM
 
New Trip Report posted by IndyScouters

Trip Name: This Ain't no Fairy Tale! - July 2011 BWCA.

Entry Point: 47

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Spartan2
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07/28/2011 10:48AM
 
Nice report. This is one of my favorite areas of the BWCA, so it was fun to visit there with you. Great shot of the loon and chicks, too!
vickieh69
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07/28/2011 11:50AM
 
Sounds like you all had a wonderful trip. Winchell is one of my favorites lakes in the BWCA. We were in that area last September and had a difficult time finding the trail at the bluffs as well. We did bushwhack our way to the top and we finally found the trail (thankfully)on our way back down. I was amazed at the amount of moose plums that were up in the bluffs....TB even found a Moose shed.


So if you go again the trail begins to the east of the bluffs, there are some downed trees very close to the beginning...climb over them (should be heading towards the bluffs). This is where we went wrong heading up.....we headed to the left of the down trees where it looked like the trail was. Albeit it was from others trying to find it as well.

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alpine525
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07/28/2011 12:27PM
 
I really enjoyed your trip report. We have been to this area a number of times and your trip report brought back lots of great memories. The pictures were fantastic - I liked the close up of the eagle and the loon with her chicks. After reading this report I just want to be in the BW right now. I have four more weeks before my next trip! Thanks for putting together a nice report!

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wawasee
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07/29/2011 12:07AM
 
From a fellow Hoosier I'm glad you had a great time!
dicecupmaker
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07/29/2011 05:20AM
 
Thanx for the goose-bumps! Great read on a quiet night @ work. Inspired me to look up the 'Eagle on the tombstone' article.

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.
TomT
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07/29/2011 06:59AM
 
You really captured the anticipation and excitement of taking the long road trip up north. I thought it was funny that you guys even skipped breakfast on your first day in so you could just get started. There's absolutely nothing better than a persons first day of the trip.


Also, you guys ate really nice! That's a lot of fun too, cooking good meals in the BW. Glad you all had a good time.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
nojobro
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07/29/2011 08:27AM
 
Nice. I would love to see loons like that...way cool.
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