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Entry Point 64 - East Bearskin Lake

East Bearskin Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). 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 26 miles. Motors allowed on East Bearskin Lake only. No motors on Alder and Canoe. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1471 feet
Latitude: 48.0407
Longitude: -90.3800
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cowdoc
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01/30/2012 09:47PM
 
New Trip Report posted by cowdoc

Trip Name: Fall 2011.

Entry Point: 64

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hwdhusky
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01/30/2012 10:32PM
 
Great report and wonderful pictures. Every time I read a report from the fall, makes me want to be there more so than any other time of year.
PaddleAway
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01/31/2012 08:16AM
 
Nice trip report. We did that exact same loop in late September, really nice with few people around. And that family of beavers on Little Caribou were some of the most aggressive I've ever seen!
TuscaroraBorealis
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01/31/2012 10:02AM
 
Very nice! Fall trips are the best & I really like that area as well.


Glad to hear Gadwall lake got cleaned up. Your photo of the tree stumps is essentially where it was. Since the initial contact I hadn't heard back from the Forest Service. (not that I really expected to) Kinda always wondered if anything got done about it? It really is a cool little lake. How'd ya like that portage?!? :)


Thanks for taking the time to share your story & photos as well as the feedback on Gadwall lake.




cowdoc
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01/31/2012 03:24PM
 
TB...i forget?...did you find the portage to Vale lake? We looked and didnt see it.
Also, I was suprised to climb the hill to Gadwall and find a sign on a tree...Trout Lake rules or something....whats the story there?

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TuscaroraBorealis
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01/31/2012 03:46PM
 
We never did go up to Vale but, we paddled right past the shoreline where we presumed the portage was.


Regarding the sign; we kinda wondered the same thing. Seems inconsistent with LNT? And if the forest service cleaned up the garbage back there they obviously also had to pass right by the trout lake sign so.........


boonie
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01/31/2012 07:08PM
 
Enjoyed your trip report and pictures, cowdoc. I went in #64 on 9/20 last fall - a last-minute switch due to the fire. I went into Alder, Pierz, Canoe, Crystal, and back out. Some pretty lakes.
AndySG
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02/04/2012 11:23AM
 
Great report and pictures Doc! Thanks. I've got that area on my radar and your report offers great info.

"WWJD"
ducks
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02/05/2012 12:57PM
 
Great report and pics. Thank you for sharing. I'm also someone that has this area on the radar.

Ride EZ
kanoes
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02/05/2012 01:06PM
 
nice job doc, really enjoyed it.
BWPaddler
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02/08/2012 02:17PM
 
Love the moon and pink puffy cloud shots. Amazing that you guys can drive 10 hours and THEN put in and paddle. I'm older than I thought, couldn't do that unless I was camping on the EP lake - even then I'd protest and want a night in the bunk house before starting out.


Very cool descriptions - sounds like you gathered enough "intel" to know the very best sites anywhere in that area! Good info.


Thanks!

Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
wildernessfan2
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03/04/2012 03:44PM
 
Those quiet fall days are very peaceful. Bugs and humidity in October is odd alright. Thanks for sharing!

Freshwater is delicious! Saltwater not so much..
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