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Entry Point 16 - Moose/Portage River (North of Echo Trail)

Moose/Portage River (north) entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 27 miles. Access is a 160-rod portage heading North from the Echo Trail.

Number of Permits per Day: 5
Elevation: 1348 feet
Latitude: 48.1230
Longitude: -92.0991
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pamonster
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08/13/2012 11:39PM
 
New Trip Report posted by pamonster

Trip Name: Angleworm Trail Adventure .

Entry Point: 20

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TeamTuna06
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08/14/2012 12:14AM
 
Nice report...I sure wish I could bring my dog on a trip, but he'd be gone once he caught a scent! Thanks for sharing.

"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles." -Doug Larson
alpine525
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08/14/2012 08:44AM
 
I enjoyed reading your trip report! Looks like you all had a good adventure - even the dogs! Newman looks just like our dog, Brandy. She was a Yorkie/Schnauzer mix and was so sweet. Thanks for sharing your journey!

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
boonie
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08/14/2012 12:44PM
 
Thanks for the report - Angleworm is still on my list of places to visit.
Ho Ho
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08/14/2012 01:10PM
 
Enjoyable report! Those were some heavy packs - makes my hips sore thinking about them.


A group of us Elyites did the whole Angleworm trail (15.8 miles for the whole loop including both directions on the portage) one beautiful day back in May, before the deciduous trees had leafed out. Of course we were each only carrying a couple pounds in a day pack, so that made it easy! I don't remember the trail being hard to find, though. But I do remember there was a lot of up and down - definitely a hiking trail, not a portage. It's quite scenic, especially when there are no leaves on the trees.


Anyway, it sounds like your wife is ready for a trip back. Have a nice paddle next year!
Goby
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08/14/2012 04:21PM
 
Thanks for the trip report. Having a non-canoing trip report was a change of pace to read. How were the dogs while on the trail? Were they leashed the whole time?

Tight Lines
pamonster
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08/14/2012 09:43PM
 
Ho Ho: In reality there were only a few spots where it was difficult to find, the most notable being where the trail continued straight then disappeared and another down a hill to the right across a small stream then disappeared. The issue was 3 pines had fallen over the trail (the correct path turned out to be the one down the hill and across the stream). The few others we figured out pretty fast, Newman must have been following old scents because he seemed to always take off in the right direction.


Goby: The dogs did great on the trail, while hiking they were leashed the entire time, and Newman had to be on a tie-out even at camp (he has no recall when on a mission). Most times I had the leash in my hand but there were points I'd clip it to a carabiner and on to a strap on my packs shoulder supports. But the last day he was jumping a log and broke the strap off. Live and learn I guess
Ho Ho
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08/14/2012 10:57PM
 
I know what you mean about the dogs finding the way. I take our puppy bushwhacking sometimes, in places where I feel like I can easily find my path back, but when I get confused, she is always on the trail.


Anyway, when I posted, I was mostly musing about how much easier it is to see where you are going before it leafs out up here. With or without fallen trees, I bet the trail is harder to follow in the jungle-like conditions created by this summer.


By the way, on a canoe trip a few years ago we camped at the first site you stayed at, I agree, it's top notch, and the artifacts are great.


SevenofNine
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08/15/2012 01:58PM
 
Angleworm is a nice hiking trip. I've done it a couple times in the Fall. Now I wish I had humped a canoe back there as it is such a nice lake. Thanks for a nice report.

The best part of this journey here is further knowing yourself - Alan Kay
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