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Entry Point 52 - Brant Lake

Brant 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 45 miles. Access is a canoe landing at Round Lake with an 85- and a 35-rod portage to Brant Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1500 feet
Latitude: 48.0692
Longitude: -90.8455
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jbshotgun
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09/22/2011 03:31PM
 
New Trip Report posted by jbshotgun

Trip Name: Chasing a Fine and Pleasant Misery.

Entry Point: 52

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lsvet
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09/23/2011 08:39AM
 
Did it ever occur to you that perhaps you are becoming the old guy?
AndySG
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09/23/2011 02:08PM
 
Great report JB. Although it sounded like torture, your trip reinforces my idea that no matter how bad it is, I will never quit going. At age 59, I am getting to be an "old guy" myself.


Also, welcome to the site. I hope to hear about more BWCA hunting adventures.

"WWJD"
heavycanoe
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02/23/2012 08:03PM
 
I am both honored and insulted to be refereed to as an "old guy". I am glad we inspired you to take the trip. It sounds like you had a cool adventure also. Our trip was defiantly one that we knew we had to take before we were to old to do it. We also did both work hard at getting into shape before the trip. By the way, I did run my 8th marathon last spring and I know that Rob has done a couple marathons too and he certainly has that type of mentality.


Rob and my assessment after our trip was that we took to much gear and we needed to lighten up, but your gear weights put us to shame. We did not have near that much trouble going through Gotter, though I do remember it being a mud hole and we saw where others had waded through the muck. Sue and Andy at Tusc had warned us about it.


Also Rob and I went to high School together and we are both 44, I know to many of the members of this board, we are still young bucks, wet behind the ears. However I guess to others we are the old guys.


one last thought, at the risk of offending someone, I wish that a non-human mammal had met his or her demise on your trip.


Heavycanoe


"I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily without regret." - Roderick Haig-Brown
BWPaddler
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02/26/2012 08:56PM
 
Laughed my head off thinking of you in that muck... braver than I! Don't like the thought of no bottom...


Glad you made it out, love the idea of a BW hunt.

Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
Rob Johnson
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02/27/2012 01:29AM
 
Ditto to Heavy Canoe.


Loved the report. Just let me say "as an old guy" that it was sincerely great to hear the "young guys" stepping up to help the poodle folks when it was clear you aready had enough on your hands taking care of your own gear.


Glad to hear you are already talking about going back...that took me about 6 months.


Note that HC is the real marathoner and still in that kind of shape. I may have a couple of them under my belt but you couldn't tell that looking at me now. I do, however, still have that mentality of being "too mean to quit".


Thanks for the story.


RoJo

I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody. Lily Tomlin
boonie
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02/27/2012 07:51PM
 
Enjoyed your report! - just like right out of a Patrick McManus book :).
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