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Entry Point 31 - Farm Lake

Farm Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 7 miles. Access is a boat landing on Farm Lake with access to South Farm Lake. Paddlers access North Kawishiwi River from Farm Lake. Some trip options available for paddlers with additional portages.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1392 feet
Latitude: 47.8932
Longitude: -91.7183
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HWF85
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10/09/2011 08:51PM
 
New Trip Report posted by HWF85

Trip Name: Maiden Voyage to the BWCA with the Canoe Heads.

Entry Point: 32

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Spartan2
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10/10/2011 04:55AM
 
It's a fine trip report and I enjoyed it. I'll check back later to see if you added some pictures.
wawasee
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10/10/2011 08:00AM
 
Nice trip report how big were the Northern's?
BWPaddler
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10/10/2011 09:13AM
 
Great!! I was on the other side of Ely from you during the same time... the wind that Friday and Saturday was amazing (Saturday especially for us) and didn't die down until midday Sunday.


Yes, going from 25 degrees at night to 80+ in the day was strange - in October!


You didn't say what equipment you brought that worked well or what you would have liked to have, but didn't, or what you brought and didn't need - got any comments on that area for other newbies?


Well done!! (trip AND report!)

Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
HWF85
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10/10/2011 04:28PM
 
wawasee~ Northerns ranged from hammer handles up to around that 7-8lb range. No big monsters but still a fun fight in a canoe.


bw~ yes, the wind was something else, as well as the weather!


As for gear...
I brought way too much fishing gear, mainly lures. I am glad that I brought an extra rod as one broke on me the first afternoon of fishing. Clothing wise I was pretty good as I had more in my pack the night before we left and took some items out which made a big difference in packing. I was able to borrow a sleeping pad, which was a Thermarest that was 3/4" thick. I didn't think it would be enough but it was great, so that is on my list for next year. Also, being able to see different packs that people had helped me get a feel for what I want to get. Would like to purchase a Kondos pack for the future as well.
We brought way too much food and I know I brought way too many snacks. I know that if I go with this group that I can get by with much less in the snack department as we pack in alot and eat well.
Another item I would like to get is a portable/hand water filter system. A few of the guys had these in the canoes and they worked great. We had a filter at camp too, which worked well but I can see the portable one being more handy for myself.
fitgers1
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10/12/2011 10:09AM
 
Thanks for the report. Always a pleasure reading others experiences in the bdub!
Those little hammer handles can be fun!

“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".
HWF85
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10/18/2011 08:46PM
 
Added a few pictures to the report.
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