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Entry Point 51 - Missing Link Lake

Missing Link Lake 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 45 miles. Access is a canoe landing at Round Lake with a 142-rod portage to Missing Link Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 5
Elevation: 1498 feet
Latitude: 48.0731
Longitude: -90.8301
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bassnut
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05/19/2012 04:33PM
 
New Trip Report posted by bassnut

Trip Name: One Best Friend.

Entry Point: 51

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"Blessed are the cracked because they let in light."
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walleye_hunter
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05/19/2012 07:37PM
 
Wow, it sounds like Kel made a series of good choices. I am glad you got out ok.

"Man's heart away from nature becomes hard." Standing Bear
sterngirl
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05/19/2012 08:18PM
 
WOW! So glad that you weren't alone. I know (after breaking my arm last summer on a Quetico trip) that I will NEVER travel without a well supplied first aid kit that will always include prescription pain medication.


Here's to your continued healing.
Curmudgeonn
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05/19/2012 10:57PM
 
Paramedics are the most under appreciated People in the Healthcare system. I have worked with several and am always impressed with their skillset.
msray53
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05/20/2012 09:45AM
 
I greatly appreciate your effort to report what happened and what steps were taken to save your life. This is an important message for the rest of us so we know how to react should something similar happen to us in a remote part of the world. I'm thrilled to hear you are doing well and plan to return to the BW in the not too distant future. Kudos to Kel for his response, as well as the EMS team, and to you for staying calm while waiting for help to arrive.


Mike
realandrea
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05/20/2012 09:44PM
 
If you get one, I hope lots of people sign your cast!
AndySG
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05/21/2012 12:06PM
 
Bassnut.....Sorry to hear of your mishap but am happy Kel knew exactly what to do and you made it out safely. Your story is a good reminder that this (or worse) could happen to anybody and to always be prepared.


If I had a medal to pin on Kel, I surely would.
BRic
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05/22/2012 12:34AM
 
Good story with an even better ending. Thanks for the trip report. Some food for thought going into our trip in 5 days.
boonie
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05/22/2012 06:51AM
 
Wow! Glad you got out OK; hope you recover fully.
wawasee
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05/22/2012 12:03PM
 
Man lucky you had a friend who didn't panic.
nojobro
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05/22/2012 01:13PM
 
I think about stuff like this on my trips sometimes. What if my husband fell and broke his leg, on the slope like you did. How the heck would I get him up the slope? He's got almost 100 pounds on me.


Quick healing vibes to you, bassnut!
missmolly
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05/22/2012 02:04PM
 
You're a tough cookie, bassnut, and I'm glad of that!

I will paddle eternal, Kevlar and carbon.
bassnut
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05/27/2012 06:46PM
 
Thank you all for the well wishes. Medical update: Surgery was on the 21th: a rod for the Fibula, and plates and screws for the Tibia. All went well, have begun ROM and slight weight bearing. Already cutting back on pain stuff(ironically!). Only problem so far has been that the wifey has overdosed me twice...on Colace! Best guess about July 1 for getting back on the water.

"Blessed are the cracked because they let in light."
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