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Entry Point 50 - Cross Bay Lake

Cross Bay 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 thru the Cross River with two portages to Ham Lake and a 24-rod portage to Cross Bay Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1670 feet
Latitude: 48.0760
Longitude: -90.8222
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ozarkpaddler
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07/03/2012 06:22PM
 
New Trip Report posted by ozarkpaddler

Trip Name: Float Stanley's Snipe Lake Adventure.

Entry Point: 50

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"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
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boonie
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07/03/2012 09:39PM
 
Nice report, Ozarkpaddler. I'll be heading in #50, Cross Bay this fall with the same plan to head to Long Island and Cherokee. I'll bet your little buddy Mason is hooked ;).
TNCanoer
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07/03/2012 10:50PM
 
quote boonie: "Nice report, Ozarkpaddler. I'll be heading in #50, Cross Bay this fall with the same plan to head to Long Island and Cherokee. I'll bet your little buddy Mason is hooked ;)."



Hooked indeed, as is his dad :) Cannot WAIT until the next trip!!!


SN
boonie
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07/04/2012 06:20AM
 
I need a sherpa :), TNcanoer - how old is your son?
bbrown6057
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07/04/2012 03:32PM
 
nice report. May I borrow your sherpa? :-)

"You have a cough? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax, tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough."
TNCanoer
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07/04/2012 05:11PM
 
quote boonie: "I need a sherpa :), TNcanoer - how old is your son?"



Almost 13 going on 20 LOL!!! All kidding aside, he's a tough one if he is my son :)


SN
mocha
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07/04/2012 09:41PM
 
really enjoyed your report. the water level is crazy this summer! your photos of the lakes are wonderful.. like the one with the langford, reflection on the calm lake. glad you got to spend some time with trailrat as he's become a hermit.


sure hope this isn't your last trip, but happy it was a rewarding trip for you and your "newbie" friends.
ozarkpaddler
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07/05/2012 11:16AM
 
quote mocha: "really enjoyed your report. the water level is crazy this summer! your photos of the lakes are wonderful.. like the one with the langford, reflection on the calm lake. glad you got to spend some time with trailrat as he's become a hermit.
sure hope this isn't your last trip, but happy it was a rewarding trip for you and your "newbie" friends."



Thanks! my friends rented the Langford from Ted & Barbara at Poplar Creek. They got it from the friendly folks at "Stone Harbor." Nice boat, but the kneeling thwart is too close to the yoke and too low for my feet. I had to take my boots off and wore my Sealskin socks when I soloed it (LOL)! I think I would like the 16'6 model a bit better.


We miss 'ol Duggae and Roc-C down here, but I can understand moving to the Trail and turning "Hermit" (LOL)! Going to have to meet you next time up there. This will NOT be my last time to the Gunflint; day trips will probably be in the cards from me for now on. I just have to coordinate so many medicines now, that it is a big hassle on a wilderness trip.


My friend Mason, aka "Portage King," is something! I've never seen anyone, teenager or adult, with the stamina and "Heart" he has! He's one heckuva young man!




"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
yellowcanoe
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07/06/2012 02:44PM
 
Loved your TR..take heart my friend as to the possibility of future BW adventures.


Didn't bring the Star eh? Maybe that would help! I would love to sample some of your special pancakes. Maybe at Ozark Rend.??
ozarkpaddler
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07/06/2012 04:43PM
 
quote yellowcanoe: "Loved your TR..take heart my friend as to the possibility of future BW adventures.


Didn't bring the Star eh? Maybe that would help! I would love to sample some of your special pancakes. Maybe at Ozark Rend.??"



I'll whip some up for you, Kim!

"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
yellowcanoe
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07/06/2012 08:14PM
 
Yep and I need some more honey, honey!(o geez Margart will bop me deservedly)


I will be there! Want me to bring maple syrup?
ozarkpaddler
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07/06/2012 08:27PM
 
quote yellowcanoe: "Yep and I need some more honey, honey!(o geez Margart will bop me deservedly)
I will be there! Want me to bring maple syrup?"



We'll getcha some honey (LOL)! Just got some from the 'ol fella the week before we left. Have a good weekend!


"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
nctry
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07/06/2012 11:00PM
 
Great report with very nice pictures. I hope you make it back as I think Portage King would miss your pancakes. Great to hear a young person enjoying a canoe trip like that. Must be because he had a good leader. Thanks for the report.

Nctry
ducks
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07/07/2012 09:04AM
 
Great report and thanks for sharing. The excitement and joy on Portage King's face is incredible.

Ride EZ
callofthewild
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01/16/2014 04:39PM
 
Hey Ozark:


Thanks for a great trip report. Nothing better than reading about my favorite place in the world on a cold January day.


Question for you? How did you ever find Angelo's Pizza in Wausau? Are you native to Central Wisconsin?


The computer I am writing this from is about three blocks away from Angelo's on 6th Street.


Just wondering. It is amazing how small our world becomes when we start looking around.


Snipe Lake is a really cool lake and one of my favorites in the BWCA.
SunCatcher
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01/16/2014 08:55PM
 
Great report...good pictures, and that darn FS just is such an adventuresome character like his adapted father "kanoes"


SunCatcher

"WWJD"
rertel
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01/18/2014 09:57AM
 
Nice report. We stayed at the same campsite on Ham last year for the same reason and had the same disappointment about not making it very far that first day, but the trip turned out to be a great one. Awesome pictures. We were entertained by this little fellow on Ham. He seemed to think it's his site.

PacksTooMuch
ozarkpaddler
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01/22/2014 12:31PM
 
quote callofthewild: "Hey Ozark:
Thanks for a great trip report. Nothing better than reading about my favorite place in the world on a cold January day.
Question for you? How did you ever find Angelo's Pizza in Wausau? Are you native to Central Wisconsin?
The computer I am writing this from is about three blocks away from Angelo's on 6th Street.
Just wondering. It is amazing how small our world becomes when we start looking around.
Snipe Lake is a really cool lake and one of my favorites in the BWCA."



Small world, indeed! We lived in Schofield for over two years when I worked at Wausau Hospital. That would have been 1990-1992, that's how I found out about Angelo's. We used to go to the Rib Mountain Angelo's most of the time, but they closed I believe? Also used to love the Log Cabin when it really WAS a log cabin! We loved Wausau and the wonderful folks there. Had it not been for our large families we would have moved there permanently.

"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
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