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Entry Point 12 - Little Vermilion Lake

Little Vermilion Lake (Crane Lake) entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (Unlimited 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 45 miles. Enter from Crane Lake. Note: Not the entry point to use for Trout Lake (#1)

Number of Permits per Day: 6
Elevation: 1150 feet
Latitude: 48.2995
Longitude: -92.4268
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shsylvester
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07/01/2012 01:46PM
 
New Trip Report posted by shsylvester

Trip Name: 11 day Solo in BW and then 15 day Hunter Island loop in Q.

Entry Point: 12

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missmolly
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07/01/2012 03:03PM
 
Well done and welcome home!

I will paddle eternal, Kevlar and carbon.
boonie
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07/01/2012 08:10PM
 
Looking forward to the pics. Sorry your solo had to be cut short, but it still sounds like a good one. Glad you were well enough to do the Quetico trip - looking forward to the report. I like the idea of the woodburner/alcohol stove combo and have often wondered how it would work out.
Savage Voyageur
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07/01/2012 10:06PM
 
Welcome home, wow sounds like a cool trip. Too bad for the leg problem. Glad you like the Hammock, welcome to the hangers club.

"So many lakes, so little time." WWJD
alpine525
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07/02/2012 12:44PM
 
Enjoyed your trip report - hope your foot is doing better. I enjoyed your photos - especially the ones of your hammock. Everyone says hammocks are great sleeping - but I keep wondering what happens when it rains sideways? I would think it's impossible to stay dry. In any event, thanks for writing and posting the report.

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
shsylvester
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07/02/2012 03:20PM
 
quote alpine525: "Enjoyed your trip report - hope your foot is doing better. I enjoyed your photos - especially the ones of your hammock. Everyone says hammocks are great sleeping - but I keep wondering what happens when it rains sideways? I would think it's impossible to stay dry. In any event, thanks for writing and posting the report."


Thanks, Alpine. All I can say about staying dry in the hammocks is that I did. During my solo it rained eight nights out of 11. I believe it was the wettest May on record in MN. On the Q trip it rained every one of the first 7 nights, including the hardest rain I've ever experienced at night while camping. In each case there were times with significant wind. So, while it may "seem" impossible to stay dry empirical evidence indicates otherwise.
Hawbakers
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07/03/2012 11:54AM
 
I enjoyed your trip report. We went in to Knife Lake on June 15th. So I can see that you experienced some of the same weather we did for your Quetico trip. Looking forward to reading your report when you post it.
We have decided after our Knife Lake trip and seeing Sooo many people on the portages and campsites that we really need to go back to Quetico. The Man chain is one of our favorite places on earth!
DanCooke
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07/03/2012 09:40PM
 
How did the Dacron Cedar Canoe fare with in water rocks etc. It looks Like a nice ride for sure.


Dan Cooke
shsylvester
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07/03/2012 10:09PM
 
quote DanCooke: "How did the Dacron Cedar Canoe fare with in water rocks etc. It looks Like a nice ride for sure.
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It did fine, Dan. Almost all the scratches I came out with were a result of pushing through trees in the PMA. Just no avoiding those. I did get one scratch in a small set of rapids when I got lazy and wandered left when I knew I needed to stay in the middle.
TomT
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07/04/2012 10:50PM
 
Nice report! That's one heck of a summer for you. Again, welcome to the hangers club. With those big Warbonnet tarps (I use the superfly) it makes it easy to stay dry in any conditions.


Hope to see many more pics.




"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
TheBrownLeader
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07/05/2012 09:04AM
 
Cool trips.


2 great reports. You guys covered some ground in Quetico. I noticed in one of your picks you have a nice hammock underquilt. What kind is it? Did it keep you warm? I have used hammock on 3 difft trips and love them, but I get cold sometimes. I thnk I need an underquilt.
shsylvester
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07/05/2012 10:05AM
 
quote TheBrownLeader: "Cool trips.



2 great reports. You guys covered some ground in Quetico. I noticed in one of your picks you have a nice hammock underquilt. What kind is it? Did it keep you warm? I have used hammock on 3 difft trips and love them, but I get cold sometimes. I thnk I need an underquilt."



My underquilt is a 20* Phoenix (3/4 length) from hammockgear. I had a few nights in the 30s and it was great.
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