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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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WhereRwe
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11/22/2011 09:03PM
 
New Trip Report posted by WhereRwe

Trip Name: Monsoons and Wind on Horseshoe.

Entry Point: 47

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Savage Voyageur
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11/24/2011 10:55AM
 
Nice report WhereRwe, You survived the weather and had a good time. Thats the BWCA for you.

"So many lakes, so little time." WWJD
wetcanoedog
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11/24/2011 11:28AM
 
nice to see family's out together,looks like you worked thru the hard bits and had a great time!

it's just a level trail thru the woods.
SunCatcher
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11/27/2011 09:19PM
 
Nice report, especially like the moon picture reflecting off the water, the snapping Turtle (that looks like a dinasoaur) and the Family picture at the end.
Nice Trip, Nice Report!
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
TomT
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11/28/2011 06:58AM
 
It's really great that you can do this stuff with your family. Mine prefer hotels.


I hope this tradition continues for you into the next generations. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves despite the weather.


BTW, did you get your lure back after snagging the turtle? I once had a 4 foot alligator take my rapala in Louisiana. I got him on shore and he opened his mouth and out flew the lure. I was very happy about that. Thanks for the trip report.




"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
WhereRwe
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11/28/2011 07:20AM
 
TOMT
The Rapala was a casualty as the snapper broke my line once he I got him to shore and he could dig his claws into the earth. His 20 or so pounds was no match for my 6 pound test line.
BWPaddler
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11/28/2011 11:59AM
 
Nice report! Imagine flooded portage trails... seems feast or famine in the precip department. Wonder what that means for our winter?


Cool loon/turtle pics.

Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
AndySG
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11/30/2011 10:11AM
 
Very nice report and pictures. Good to hear the newbies fell in love with the BW. I too love sleeping in the tent during a good rain.

"WWJD"
fitgers1
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11/30/2011 12:13PM
 
Good report! Thanks.
I also love sleeping in a tent in the rain. As long as I was able to get the tent all set up before it rained..

“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".
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