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Entry Point 16 - Moose/Portage River (North of Echo Trail)

Moose/Portage River (north) entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 27 miles. Access is a 160-rod portage heading North from the Echo Trail.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1348 feet
Latitude: 48.1230
Longitude: -92.0991
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nla12
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08/24/2011 04:04PM
 
New Trip Report posted by nla12

Trip Name: Father's and Son's.

Entry Point: 16

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OneMatch
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08/24/2011 10:50PM
 
Thanks nla, I enjoyed that! I've done this route a few times myself and always enjoy other folks take on the area.


Really liked that last pic of you canoe.


Thanks for taking us along.

We all have to believe in something. I believe I'll go paddle.
wawasee
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08/25/2011 06:49AM
 
I also trip with my teen age son. He always likes to talk about our trips. Enjoy any and all trips with the boys those days are coming to a end soon.
boonie
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08/25/2011 07:14AM
 
Thanks, nla, glad you had such a good trip with your son and friends. I enjoyed my first trip through EP 16, although we went west to Pocket and back down through Oyster and out.
nla12
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08/25/2011 10:38AM
 
Thanks for the comments. The trip was fantastic. LLC, Iron and Curtain/Crooked were places that made us novices truly appreciate the effort we put in. It also made us old guys hungry for more as our window for those challenges won't stay open long!
alpine525
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08/25/2011 12:12PM
 
Very nice trip report - and photos. I enjoyed reading about your journey - what great memories for all the fathers and sons.

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
AndySG
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08/26/2011 02:50PM
 
Thanks for the report nla. An enjoyable read. From your ending quotes, it's obvious you "get it" and will be back for many years to come. Good looking bunch of paddlers!


BTW, welcome to the site. Lots of friendly folks here willing to offer advice and tips. Just ask.

"WWJD"
cowdoc
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08/28/2011 10:20AM
 
Nice report. It captured the simple thoughts that the BW inspires. Reminded me a lot of my first trip to that area about 10 years ago, also a father/son trip. Thanks.

"What could happen?"
PineKnot
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08/28/2011 11:00AM
 
Nice report and a fun read...Thx! Can't beat tripping with your sons. I too had the canoe slide into the water and start heading away in some huge waves. My son casted out his spinnerbait to "reel" that 17-foot fish to shore. Something we'll never forget. The pic of the four boys at the falls is a classic!








Do what you can, with what you have, where you are -- Teddy Roosevelt
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