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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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woodpecker
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07/29/2011 11:26AM
 
New Trip Report posted by woodpecker

Trip Name: 1981 Border Route Revisited

Entry Point: 24

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"The way of the canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten."---Sigurd F. Olson (The Singing Wilderness)
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mirth
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07/29/2011 04:27PM
 
Hey woodpecker - is the Hilton site in Thursday bay #1854 or #1855? 1854 is at the base of a peninsula facing East and 1855 faces West a little deeper into the bay.

When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known. - Sigurd F. Olson, "The Singing Wilderness"
woodpecker
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07/29/2011 07:19PM
 
Mirth... it's 1855.. check out my rating on the maps/campsite area
Nice and secluded......


Woodpecker

"The way of the canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten."---Sigurd F. Olson (The Singing Wilderness)
mirth
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07/29/2011 08:28PM
 
Awesome. Hopefully I'll be able to check it out in 6 weeks! =)


Thanks a bunch.

When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known. - Sigurd F. Olson, "The Singing Wilderness"
wawasee
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07/29/2011 11:10PM
 
Enjoyed your trip report. Did the return trip jog any memories from the first trip?
Zulu
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07/30/2011 08:00AM
 
Woodpecker - Thanks for the great trip report. The photos are very good, especially the one of the cliff. I am glad you and your sons had a great trip.


Which one are you in the 1981 photo? I can't tell. Do you still see your friend from 1981 and does he still go to the BWCA?


Glad you were able to return to Crooked and relive a trip from the past.
woodpecker
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07/30/2011 08:45AM
 
wawasee


Yes it really did jog the 'ol memory bank...especially the pictos, table rock, and the lower Basswood Falls with the Canadian portage... oh and the mile portage used to have "lean-tos along the trail where you could walk under and get out from under the canoe for a breather.

Woodpecker


"The way of the canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten."---Sigurd F. Olson (The Singing Wilderness)
woodpecker
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07/30/2011 08:42PM
 
zulu......



I'm the guy on the left with dark hair (now White)....My friend is still my buddy but has'nt been to the bdub since... I've tried to get him back but he deer and elk hunts and uses his vacation for that....Oh well, his loss!!! thanks for your interest


Woodpecker

"The way of the canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten."---Sigurd F. Olson (The Singing Wilderness)
woodpecker
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08/03/2011 05:05PM
 
The Basswood River, rich in History, being part of the "Voyaguer's Highway", was of specific interest to me on my revisit.....


Being a historical reenactor made the pictographs and the table rock very memorable because of the fact that actual native Americans and French Canadian Voyaguers working out of Grand Portage in 17th and 18th centuries were actually responsible for the two popular sites on the river.


Woodpecker

"The way of the canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten."---Sigurd F. Olson (The Singing Wilderness)
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