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Entry Point 4 - Crab Lake & Cummings Lake

Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside 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 23 miles. Access from Burntside Lake with a 320-rod portage to Crab Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1406 feet
Latitude: 47.9337
Longitude: -92.0269
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DaSeibels
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08/09/2011 01:34AM
 
New Trip Report posted by DaSeibels

Trip Name: Life is good in the BW - 2011.

Entry Point: 4

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Jenni
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OneMatch
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08/09/2011 08:21AM
 
Jenni,
What a nice report and such a special time with your grand daughter! I enjoyed the "bombing" episode a lot and could hear the laughter between you two.


I LOVE Audrey's drawings!


Thanks!

We all have to believe in something. I believe I'll go paddle.
TuscaroraBorealis
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08/09/2011 08:39AM
 
Very nice report.


Thanks for taking the time to share your story. With an artist like Audrey along who needs to bring a camera? :)


P.S. welcome to bwca.com!
nojobro
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08/09/2011 08:52AM
 
Wonderful! Welcome to the site. I wish I took more time in camp to write stuff up. Perhaps as my kids get older, I will do so. It's hard when you're keeping track of a 3-year-old. ;-)


I absolutely adore your granddaughter's pictures and that journal is a special keep sake for sure!! Good times, great memories...just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
DaSeibels
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08/09/2011 10:11AM
 
I'm so glad you enjoyed the journal - I've been writing one since our first trip back in 2000. Audrey is thrilled that you like her drawings. We are giggling because she's actually our daughter, not our granddaughter :-) I always talk about how "old" I am, but we're 39 and 44. We used to do these monster loops, traveling 12-20 miles each day and setting up a new camp each day. Now that we are "older" with a little tripper along, we are changing our ways. Base camping is *really* nice - more time to enjoy an area and our time together as a family!

Jenni
rlhedlund
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08/14/2011 01:35PM
 
Thanks for sharing your trip report. Very nice.

Life is Good, Living is Better. Everlasting Life is Best! Pray for Us Amok.
wawasee
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08/14/2011 02:13PM
 
Sounds like a good time had by all! I love canoeing with my teenage son we have a great time. Enjoy your trips with your daughter.
Boppa
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08/14/2011 03:45PM
 
Thanks for joining us with such a nice report. An enjoyable read about an area we have also enjoyed. Pleased you were not on the water with the storm, I dislike being on the water during a thunderstorm as well.
Boppa

"Yesterday is the past, Tomorrow is the future, Today is a GIFT, that is why it is called the present".
inspector13
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08/16/2011 11:37AM
 

I couldn't tell anything from the picture, but if the plants you are asking about have a singular yellow flower at the tips, my guess would be you were seeing Yellow Eyed Grass.


paddlefamily
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08/16/2011 09:14PM
 
Loved your trip report-great writing! I think Audrey's pictures are such a special keepsake. Loved her rendition of you in the tent and the beaver.
Zulu
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08/17/2011 06:43AM
 
DaSeibels - I really enjoyed your Trip Report especially your daughters drawings. She did a great job on the loons but I really liked the way she drew the look on your face when you were in the tent!


Sounds like a nice area you were in. Thanks for the Report.
irishmike757
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08/17/2011 12:06PM
 
A very entertaining trip report. What a wonderful experience for your daughter. Well done!!!
fitgers1
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08/20/2011 09:58AM
 
Loved the report. Loved the drawings! Those will be special mementos in a few decades.

“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".
vickieh69
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08/21/2011 09:22AM
 
Nice report...really I felt like I was there. Seems like you all had a wonderful family trip. BTW....I can relate to "the fishing rods I had in hand were just irritating me beyond all belief." statement. My sentiments exactly. I would rather carry an additional pack then those darn fishing poles!!!!

"Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion." ~Democritus
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