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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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rlanason
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08/02/2011 02:22PM
 
New Trip Report posted by rlanason

Trip Name: 1st Solo Trip.

Entry Point: 47

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OneMatch
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08/02/2011 02:51PM
 
Hey R,
Thanks for the report! Enjoyed it. I remember my first solo trip almost as if it were yesterday and all the crazy mistakes I made. Sounds like you had it all together, tho.


I put in on Sawbill a week later (solo, too) and had the same wind problem. No mater what direction, it was in my face. That's really hard as a solo. I can't imagine trying to fish in it.


I enjoyed the "lessons of the day" and you having the opportunity to take stock in your "other life". You get a good chance to do that when soloing.


Thanks again.

We all have to believe in something. I believe I'll go paddle.
rlhedlund
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08/02/2011 06:19PM
 
Sounds like a good time was had by all. :)

Life is Good, Living is Better. Everlasting Life is Best! Pray for Us Amok.
tonyyarusso
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08/02/2011 07:42PM
 
Day 2 is why I like to carry a GPS - I don't normally run in while traveling, but it's nice to be able to turn on for a minute if you're confused about which of those 5 identical bays you're in.


Day 3 is why I bought a drift sock - it does a rather nice job of saving you paddling when drift fishing by slowing you waaay down.


Certainly not necessities, but they can make a gloomy day a bit brighter from time to time.
wawasee
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08/03/2011 07:18AM
 
Sounds like the solitude helped you clear your head. Nice trip report.
woodpecker
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08/03/2011 08:22AM
 
Nice trip report... sounds like a good 1st solo...



Woodpekcer

"The way of the canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten."---Sigurd F. Olson (The Singing Wilderness)
rlanason
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08/03/2011 01:34PM
 
Thanks for all the nice replies!
TomT
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08/06/2011 06:51AM
 
Sounds like Mr. Wind was there to keep you company. :) Yes, it can be very very draining physically as you battle a head wind by yourself. I've got 3 and 1/2 weeks till my solo and I have vowed to take the canoe out on Sat and sunday for training runs on the lake. I hope it helps prepare me to fight that inevitable wind.


I love the shot of the loons you got. And it absolutely sucks when there is something nagging your brain about back home. I try to block out home as best I can but it's really impossible.


Well, I hope you can do another one sometime. We learn as we go. Next time will be better.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
ducks
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08/06/2011 03:54PM
 
Congratulations on a successful 1st solo trip. The small lakes from Lizz to Omega are my favorite area of the BW so far.

Ride EZ
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