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Entry Point 36 - Hog Creek

Hog Creek entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Isabella; Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 30 miles. Access is a 15-rod portage to Hog Creek leading into Perent Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 5
Elevation: 1664 feet
Latitude: 47.8104
Longitude: -91.0864
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lilcowdoc
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09/18/2011 02:46PM
 
New Trip Report posted by lilcowdoc

Trip Name: Over the beaver dam and through the woods to Perent Lake we go!.

Entry Point: 36

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“A sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out”
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luft
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09/18/2011 05:48PM
 
Now THAT is the way to study!!!! Good luck on your exam!
fitgers1
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09/18/2011 07:34PM
 
Yum. Coffee cake. What kind/brand of oven is that?
I hope you did well on your exams.
Thanks for the report.

“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".
Ho Ho
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09/18/2011 07:50PM
 
Now I feel relaxed . . .


BWPaddler
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09/21/2011 12:03PM
 
I've gotten a nice bruise on my knee from swimming in that boulder-shrapnel lake.


Love your descriptions, glad you caught a fish, enjoyed hearing about the adventure, smile to think of you studying up there.


You GO girl!! cowdoc is one lucky parent to have a kiddo like you out there reaching for her dreams and finding pieces of them in the BWCA. Good luck on that exam!

Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
wawasee
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09/21/2011 12:11PM
 
Short but sweet!
AndySG
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09/21/2011 04:43PM
 
Thanks lilcowdoc. Nice lil' report. Take as many trips as you can before starting your successful career. Good to see young folks enjoying the BW.

"WWJD"
kanoes
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09/21/2011 04:51PM
 
nice lindsay! ill always have a spot in my heart for hog creek, love that paddle.
sdebol
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04/12/2012 09:50AM
 
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but my son and I are taking this route in late May. We've got about 6 trips in the BWCA under our belts but have never encountered beaver dams. I see from lilcowdoc's nice trip report that we'll encounter about a dozen of them(!). I've read some of the old threads about navigating over/around beaver dams, but can anyone comment on the difficulty or provide any specific tips for the ones we'll encounter on Hog Creek?


Thanks everyone,
Steve
steve5401
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05/01/2012 06:17PM
 
make this trip annualy twice a year except for last fall due to the fire. it all really depends on how/low the river is. last spring i had to get out once and pull the canoe around the damns. nothing major.


Great Lake with lots of great campsites. AWESOME FISHING!
boonie
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05/01/2012 07:24PM
 
quote sdebol: "Sorry to resurrect an old thread but my son and I are taking this route in late May. We've got about 6 trips in the BWCA under our belts but have never encountered beaver dams. I see from lilcowdoc's nice trip report that we'll encounter about a dozen of them(!). I've read some of the old threads about navigating over/around beaver dams, but can anyone comment on the difficulty or provide any specific tips for the ones we'll encounter on Hog Creek?



Thanks everyone,
Steve"



I can't comment specifically on the Hog Creek ones, but I've encountered lots of beaver dams. In fact, I don't think I've ever done a trip I didn't!


There's basically three kinds:


Real low ones with water on top you can just paddle over. You might have to power up a little.


Others you can get out on, drag the canoe over and put in the water on the other side, then get back in.


Ones that are too high for that, you'll have to portage around. Unless you're the first one there, there will be a pretty obvious bushwack where others have done that.


One warning: Be careful when you get out on those dams - the sticks can be very slippery! :).
sdebol
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05/16/2012 04:53PM
 
Thanks for the info.
Steve
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