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Entry Point 1 - Trout Lake

Trout Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Cook, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 30 miles. Access from LakeVermilion via 60-rod canoe portage or 180-rod portage that allows the use of portage wheels. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1381 feet
Latitude: 47.9144
Longitude: -92.3220
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RWWolfe
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06/27/2012 03:56PM
 
New Trip Report posted by RWWolfe

Trip Name: Bizarre event on Ima Lake.

Entry Point: 30

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boonie
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06/27/2012 04:12PM
 
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction! :)
Obergut
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06/27/2012 04:13PM
 
You are my new hero indeed. What goes around, comes around...may good fortunes find you! Good job!
kanoes
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06/27/2012 04:27PM
 
nice job! and how weird!
Goldenbadger
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06/27/2012 04:39PM
 
That's crazy! Nice job with the rescue. I would be happy too if I had been in that duck's situation and was finally released to the water! I'm sure she/he was very happy to get a bath!
bdavid1157
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06/27/2012 05:32PM
 
Hooded Mergansers nest in my wood duck boxes every year. Maybe it was looking for a home?
Ho Ho
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06/27/2012 10:22PM
 
That is a crazy story. Thanks for saving the duck - and the latrine.



bbrown6057
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06/27/2012 11:14PM
 
Cool story and one lucky duck! Hope there isn't a bear in my latrine when we get there!

"You have a cough? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax, tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough."
Goby
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06/28/2012 11:10AM
 
Nice rescue! I almost burst out laughing at work while reading this, I think the duck on the rope is what did it :)


Other than THAT very strange event, how was the rest of the trip?

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h20
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06/28/2012 11:16AM
 
Just when you thought you've seen it all!

Buy the ticket, take the ride .Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Zulu
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06/28/2012 12:02PM
 
That bird was having a crappy day!
Thanks for helping it and the report.
alpine525
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06/28/2012 12:22PM
 
Great story - thank goodness you didn't have to go in after it!

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
RWWolfe
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06/28/2012 03:40PM
 
Thanks for all the comments. We had a great trip, including the "Duck Incident". The fishing wasn't great for us but we go more to canoe than fish. After the duck incident whenever someone needed to make a trip to the to toilet and wanted to be sure to have some privacy they would call out "I'm going duck hunting" and the reply was (obviously) "quack, quack."
McVacek
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06/28/2012 10:00PM
 
Best...story...ever. :) Thanks for sharing.

There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.
paddlefamily
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06/29/2012 04:46PM
 
What a crazy experience. Thanks for sharing your adventure!
mcsweem
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06/29/2012 07:02PM
 
That's nuts which campsite was it? I was on the island site a month ago and there was no duck in the scrapper at least I don't think so, didn't really check
mcsweem
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06/29/2012 07:05PM
 
Crapper I meant
RWWolfe
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06/29/2012 09:13PM
 
quote mcsweem: "That's nuts which campsite was it? "


I don't know what number campsite it was but it was the the first campsite southwest of the portage from Hatchet Lake. I think that is close to your island campsite.
Savage Voyageur
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06/29/2012 10:44PM
 
All I can say is wow. I also believe in never look down the thunder dome. What a surprise that would have been had you sat down.

"So many lakes, so little time." WWJD
OneMatch
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06/30/2012 03:01AM
 
What a great story with a happy ending - no pun intended.


Who knows how long that poor girl was down there, but thanks for having the heart to rescue it, and I'm glad she made a "clean break".

We all have to believe in something. I believe I'll go paddle.
SevenofNine
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07/01/2012 05:18PM
 
That's hilarious. You have done your good deed for the year. Thanks for sharing.

The best part of this journey here is further knowing yourself - Alan Kay
Hawbakers
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07/02/2012 08:01PM
 
What a story! Good job. We were there two years ago and I recall that site is Number 4. The number should be on the back of the seat.
nojobro
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07/02/2012 08:39PM
 
Omg, hilarious!


And actually, the inside of that crapper could look worse. LOL
MeatHunter
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07/08/2012 08:55AM
 
WT? Seen the post title a couple days ago but hadn't clicked on it till now. That is bizarre. At least someone looked before they sat down for their business. I can just see someone taking care of natures call and having something from below flying up into their undercarriage. Yeah, that would get one's attention. LOL

Some people see nature as being made "Just for them", and view others as an invasive species..... We are always hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of money. How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money? What’s interesting is the first group worked for their money .. the second group did not.” WTF???
bapabear
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07/08/2012 08:42PM
 
Nice job! Think of the story that duck had to tell when it got back to its cronies!!!

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
wawasee
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07/09/2012 11:20AM
 
New one to me! Always look down the hole!
waterdog
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07/11/2012 02:08PM
 
What a great story for the girls to remember and tell for decades to come...

"That'll do, Pig." Farmer Hoggett
nctry
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07/11/2012 02:30PM
 
I'll be that way next week. I'll keep my eye's open for a dirty duck. :) I rescued several ducks from chimneys and fireplaces over the years... Never a Merganser though.

Nctry
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