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Entry Point 27 - Snowbank Lake

Snowbank Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 24 miles. Access is a boat landing or canoe launch at Snowbank Lake. Many trip options for paddlers. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 8
Elevation: 1191 feet
Latitude: 47.9716
Longitude: -91.4326
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Jackfish
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09/05/2012 06:44PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Jackfish

Trip Name: Boundary Waters trip 2012.

Entry Point: 27

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"Keep close to Nature's heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." ~ John Muir
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mocha
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09/05/2012 07:01PM
 
looks like a relaxing trip, Pete! happy to hear you and Debbie enjoyed a BW trip with many fine amenities.

love the photos, esp the loon.
boonie
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09/05/2012 07:53PM
 
Sounds like a nice trip all-in-all, Jackfish. That Alworth seems a pretty nice lake for one I've not heard of much.
OneMatch
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09/06/2012 07:38AM
 
What a great report! Had me smiling with every word. Great pics of you and Debbie, too. Most definitely a trip that the two of you will remember and cherish for many years.


Thanks!

We all have to believe in something. I believe I'll go paddle.
TuscaroraBorealis
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09/06/2012 08:35AM
 
Nice report! Sounds like a good time was had by all, even with a few missteps along the way.

That site on Ahsub lake is very nice. Not sure what the deal is regarding fishing that lake. I believe it is still a designated trout lake (brook trout)??? But, I've also seen a page on the MN DNR site that has deleted it from the list. I can say the last couple of times I've been there I only caught small bass. So who knows???

Thanks for taking the time to share your story & photos. BTW thought the 2 logs holding up the rock wall was particularly cool beans. :)
bbrown6057
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09/06/2012 02:54PM
 
Glad you had a good trip, Pete! Looks like you guys had a couple of great campsites.

"You have a cough? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax, tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough."
Jackfish
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09/06/2012 05:40PM
 
Thanks for the comments, everyone. It was a dandy trip. Jerry, I figured you'd get a big smile when you read that one line. :)

And Sheryl, that loon pic with the spread wings was awesome. I had the loon in my view finder preparing to just take a few shots of it on the water, when all of a sudden, she spread her wings like that. I had a lot of zoom and she caught me off guard a little bit so the photo didn't turn out quite as clear as I would have liked, but it's still a pretty cool (and fortunate) shot.

"Keep close to Nature's heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." ~ John Muir
KTorell
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09/07/2012 04:12PM
 
Pete, nice trip report, enjoyed reading it. Sounds like Debbie was a real trooper!
ripple
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09/08/2012 07:48AM
 
Looks perfect!!! So happy you were able to have a trip like that with someone you care about!

Ripple in still water....
Jackfish
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09/13/2012 09:51AM
 
Thanks to all for the comments. We really had a nice trip, compounded, of course, by the beautiful weather. We'll be going again.

"Keep close to Nature's heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." ~ John Muir
Ho Ho
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09/13/2012 12:23PM
 
Glad you guys have a good trip. We had a similar experience to your first day on the last day of our BW trip with the Spartans - encountering lots of filled campsites in the mid-afternoon. It's something that's hard to adjust to when you are used to Quetico. Fortunately, for us, as for you, we eventually found an open site, and had a great trip.


bapabear
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09/13/2012 10:01PM
 
I love that site between Ima and Alworth. We saw many loons in that area in 2007. The narrows between Jordan and Ima are a neat place to paddle. Thanks for sharing.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
timatkn
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09/13/2012 10:13PM
 
Looks like you made the best of it. Nice trip.


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bojibob
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09/28/2012 07:37AM
 
You are one lucky guy Pedro.. A Canoe Trip with an outstanding lady...

I luv you guys!

"One inch on the map ~ is not one inch on the ground"
ozarkpaddler
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09/28/2012 09:48AM
 
Nice report and nice pics. Love it when the loons do that, I'm never lucky enough to get a pic at just the right time like that!

"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
SunCatcher
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09/28/2012 10:17AM
 
Nice Trip and Nice Gal to do it with :) I like the self duo portraits. I wander how you trained the ground squirrel to take those. Take Care
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
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