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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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Papinator
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09/10/2012 04:02PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Papinator

Trip Name: Baker Lake - Moo-ing Mooses!.

Entry Point: 39

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"20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things that you did." --Mark Twain
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Papinator
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09/10/2012 04:15PM
 
forgot to mention those water purification tablets taste horrible! I work in a hospital so we use a lot of iodine, and that's all I could think of... we resorted to boiling most of our water.

"20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things that you did." --Mark Twain
mooseplums
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09/10/2012 04:55PM
 
enjoyed your report...have to put that entry on my list

"I am haunted by waters"~Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"
bapabear
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09/10/2012 06:48PM
 
I like your writing style. Have been through there before on a memorable trip and got to re-live it with your report. Thanks.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Papinator
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09/10/2012 07:05PM
 
Thanks guys! We had an amazing time! Can't WAIT to go again :)

"20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things that you did." --Mark Twain
twston
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09/10/2012 09:20PM
 
I love the way you put things in your story. Very funny.
AndySG
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09/11/2012 05:08PM
 
You came, you saw, you conquered. Sounds like a fun trip. I'm sure it was with your sense of humor. Thanks Pappi.

"WWJD"
Trix
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09/11/2012 05:32PM
 
Enjoyed your report and especially your Humor!
I have done that route as well. I know that 240 rod portage you are talking about to South Temperence Lake. I was not especially fond of it. However, the view from the portage to the river was nice.
It is too bad you did not see any of those Moose you heard. On my trip to this area (quite a few years ago) I saw 7 Moose on our trip. 2 on South Temperance, 2 on Peterson Lake, and 3 on Jack Lake. 3 of them were calves.
Thanks for sharing your trip!

C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E: Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.
TuscaroraBorealis
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09/11/2012 05:57PM
 
Entertaining report.


Really enjoyed your sarcastic perspective. The admission of the 30 mile dirt road discovery was priceless.


A little late now; but, if you plan on trying that route again? Try fishing the the pool below the rapids that wash into Peterson from Kelly lake. (or maybe you did???) There's a nice 20 foot hole there that often times is a good multi-species producer.


Thanks for taking the time to share your story & photos.
Whitepine
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09/12/2012 12:13PM
 
Pizza Luce was probably the pizza place you couldn't remember.
Papinator
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09/12/2012 07:28PM
 
quote Whitepine: "Pizza Luce was probably the pizza place you couldn't remember."


It was pizza Luce!!! Won't forget it now! Their spinach artichoke dip was to die for!!!


We fished the hole by the temperance river to jack portage. That's where those elusive Lilly pads were hiding too lol. I think our problem was actually our bait... And technique... Will have to study up on that for next trip!


I would definitely do the route again. Very beautiful area :)

"20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things that you did." --Mark Twain
ducks
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09/12/2012 09:26PM
 
Very enjoyable report. You have a way with words. Thanks for sharing.

Ride EZ
cheesewiz
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09/13/2012 09:05AM
 
Very nice report! My wife and two of my sons and I were there the week before you. We came out on the 3rd. We stayed 3 nights on S. Temperance at the southern most campsite. The site you were at is by far the worst on S. Temperance (in my opinion). The fishing was excellent for us, but I have been there before and knew the "honey holes".
P.S. I love Matt's hat!

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal labotomy!
Papinator
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09/13/2012 11:40AM
 
Yes the spot was pretty bad, but the condition in which it was left I felt was what really made it that way, ie the rotting fish... Otherwise it wasn't too bad, a little non-breezy? Lol

"20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things that you did." --Mark Twain
boonie
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09/14/2012 09:01AM
 
Thanks for the entertaining report. I still haven't been to that area.
Papinator
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09/15/2012 03:32AM
 
quote boonie: "Thanks for the entertaining report. I still haven't been to that area."


It's a great spot :) The portage into peterson is pretty challenging though, lots of hiding boulders just waiting to harvest aluminum from the bottom of your canoe!

"20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things that you did." --Mark Twain
mjmkjun
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09/17/2012 07:08PM
 
3rd Picture = Not too many can deliver that expression so well. :)

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Isaac Newton
luft
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09/17/2012 09:57PM
 
That was one of the funniest reports I have read in a long time!


I never thought I would ever have an opportunity to say this but... that was the second time today that I got to read the phrase "dumping syndrome"... first time was on a nursing test this morning.


Sounds like a great trip and I hope to read more for you!




Papinator
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09/17/2012 10:40PM
 
quote luft: "That was one of the funniest reports I have read in a long time!



I never thought I would ever have an opportunity to say this but... that was the second time today that I got to read the phrase "dumping syndrome"... first time was on a nursing test this morning.



Sounds like a great trip and I hope to read more for you!





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Ah, that is because I am a nurse ;)

"20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things that you did." --Mark Twain
luft
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09/18/2012 09:13PM
 
I had a feeling you might be :-)
IBFLY
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02/05/2013 10:46PM
 
great report! glad you enjoyed it.


You say that like it's a bad thing.
mcsweem
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02/06/2013 03:58PM
 
it was a great report, i'm taking my daughters to baker in august. The only problem I had with it is you being an Iowa State fan, go Hawks class of 81
pswith5
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02/18/2013 08:08AM
 
Nice report. Hey are you going to make the mini-wing ding in Lakeville MN next Friday? I might have an extra water purifier you can use on your .

without the bad times: the good times wouldn't seem so good
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