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Entry Point 25 - Moose Lake

Moose 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 21 miles. Access is an boat landing or canoe launch at Moose Lake. Many trip options for paddlers with additional portages. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 27
Elevation: 1356 feet
Latitude: 47.9877
Longitude: -91.4997
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PaddleAway
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02/05/2012 04:47PM
 
New Trip Report posted by PaddleAway

Trip Name: Introducing the Kids to the BWCA.

Entry Point: 25

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kanoes
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02/05/2012 04:57PM
 
thanks corey...very nice report.
mocha
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02/05/2012 06:55PM
 
entertaining trip report! thanks for getting your kids introduced to the BWCA, canoeing, camping, hiking, bugs, wildlife...and all the fun that can be had without electronics~
misqua
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02/06/2012 09:34AM
 
Great trip report. I began taking my two daughters when they were 5 and 7. This summer my 24 year old, who is just finishing her masters degree asked if she and I could do one more week long BWCA trip before she begins her career and won't be able to do one for a while. So Yep, it definietly pays off to get them in there early (and anywhere outdoors, to camp, fish, hike, etc.) as soon as you can.
PaddleAway
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02/07/2012 08:14AM
 
misqua, that's precisely what I'm hoping for!
ckb
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02/07/2012 10:45AM
 
Great report, it sounds like a blast. I have my son going with me that very same way this summer, same time of the year too. Couple of rookie questions:


How hot was hot? I'm from St. Louis, so 85-90 is no big deal for me, but 100 degrees is awful.
Are the skeeters not usually that bad in July? Sounded like they might have been worse than normal.
Tell me a little more about the fishing too. Hitting pike and smallies down deep in the warmer water? Lures or bait - spoons, spinners, or leeches?


Thanks for the report. I can't wait to go there.

Men almost always walk in paths beaten by others and act by imitation ~ Niccolo Machiavelli ..............So choose wisely when picking someone to emulate.
PaddleAway
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02/08/2012 09:46AM
 
ckb, it seemed a lot hotter when it was, found out it was only in the low 80s, but it seemed a lot warmer! Not sure why. But since you're always 'exercising', i.e. paddlig or portaging or something, when it gets that warm it stinks. But I'm purebred Minnesotan, too.


The fish were all caught in 10' of water or less, tried to keep it simple for the kids. Mostly spoons, spinnerbaits, & jig/plastics. No live bait. We don't bring it unless we're going to try hard for walleye.


Email me if you want anything else, it was a blast, can't wait to go again this summer with them!
BWPaddler
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02/08/2012 10:21AM
 
Nice report - Love how the girls just went with it all and ended up having a blast! Look forward to hearing about 2012 adventure too!

Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
ckb
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02/09/2012 10:46AM
 
quote PaddleAway: "ckb, it seemed a lot hotter when it was, found out it was only in the low 80s, but it seemed a lot warmer! "


I was hoping you would say 80's. I can handle that, although I appreciate the point about how it gets hot when you're working up a sweat.


Thanks for the info. I was excited to see a report that was from basically the same exact time and same exact place that we plan to head this year. I can't wait

Men almost always walk in paths beaten by others and act by imitation ~ Niccolo Machiavelli ..............So choose wisely when picking someone to emulate.
hwdhusky
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02/10/2012 07:43AM
 
Nice report. I look forward to the days that I can bring my son to the BWCA.
TeamTuna06
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03/19/2012 07:20PM
 
Great report - thanks!

"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles." -Doug Larson
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