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Entry Point 47 - Lizz & Swamp Lakes

Lizz and Swamp Lakes 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 28 miles. Access from Poplar Lake by 51-rod portage to Lizz Lake and 100-rod portage into Swamp Lake only. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1864 feet
Latitude: 48.0420
Longitude: -90.4998
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bear bait
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11/02/2011 05:31PM
 
New Trip Report posted by bear bait

Trip Name: Horseshoe Lake.

Entry Point: 47

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bear bait
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11/02/2011 05:32PM
 
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mocha
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11/02/2011 06:17PM
 
fantastic photography that captures the essence of a fall wilderness trip. 'fantastic' doesn't adequately describe your photos. i'm off to consult a thesaurus.



ducks
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11/02/2011 08:13PM
 
amazing photos. thanks for sharing and I love that area.

Ride EZ
Basser
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11/02/2011 08:31PM
 
Great shots - please give us the details on your camera/lens, etc used.


Basser
boonie
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11/02/2011 09:12PM
 
Thanks, Todd. You got some gorgeous shots of the tamaracks!
walleye_hunter
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11/02/2011 10:09PM
 
Wow, I take bad pictures so it doesn't take much to impress me, but those pictures are awesome.


You should teach a class at a wing shindig, I'd go for that.

"Man's heart away from nature becomes hard." Standing Bear
fitgers1
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11/03/2011 12:18AM
 
Wow! Amazing photography. Thank-you. I haven't seen pictures in a long time that actually made me feel like I was there. Good write-up as well.
Thanks for that trip to the Bdub!
It is much appreciated.

“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".
bwcasolo
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11/03/2011 05:58AM
 
what was your camera? thks.
nojobro
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11/03/2011 08:42AM
 
I'll betting you'll be going on another solo, 72 hours of boredom notwithstanding. ;-)


Did you stay on a campsite on Horseshoe that is way over past the entrance to Vista? On the way to the Brule River? (I think it's the Brule...)


bear bait
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11/03/2011 08:31PM
 
quote nojobro: "I'll betting you'll be going on another solo, 72 hours of boredom notwithstanding. ;-)



Did you stay on a campsite on Horseshoe that is way over past the entrance to Vista? On the way to the Brule River? (I think it's the Brule...)



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haha, I'm sure you're right.


The first few nights I stayed at that site. VERY secluded. The Brule was a fun paddle.
bear bait
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11/03/2011 08:38PM
 
Thanks all for the nice comments.


bwcasolo/basser - I shoot nikon gear. Most were shot with an 80-400mm zoom.


walley_hunter - lol. Bueller...Bueller...Bueller...Bueller...
Cedarboy
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11/03/2011 10:40PM
 
Beautiful!
wawasee
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11/04/2011 09:57AM
 
The pictures were beautiful!
luft
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11/07/2011 10:32PM
 
Your photography is always so amazing! The time lapse stream of the stars in the bare tree is really haunting.


We went in to the same lakes just 4 days after you came out. Thankfully the fire ban had lifted by then as we had snow and 20's for am temps the first couple of days.
SunCatcher
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11/08/2011 07:42AM
 
Todd,
Wonderful pictures! Nice! I like the comment "The wind tested my patience" I can relate!
Dad alway's told me that those kind of days are character builders!
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
Beemer01
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11/30/2011 12:41PM
 
Wonderful report and amazing pictures! I'm sometimes stunned by how good these reports are getting to be!

"You're not serious about wearing sandals on this portage.... are you?"
alpine525
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12/02/2011 04:23PM
 
Absolutely stunning photography - thanks for sharing. Although I've never done a solo, I can relate to being windbound. It's just another part of the adventure!

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
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