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Entry Point 57 - Magnetic Lake

Magnetic 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 47 miles. Access Magnetic Lake and Granite River from Gunflint Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1554 feet
Latitude: 48.0969
Longitude: -90.7621
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nctry
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10/08/2012 12:04PM
 
New Trip Report posted by nctry

Trip Name: 40 days in the B Dub.

Entry Point: 58

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TuscaroraBorealis
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10/08/2012 06:23PM
 
Amazingly awesome Ben!!!!


I am honored that we were able to be a small part of that grand adventure.


So, will it be a 50 day loop next year??? ;-)
sunnybear09
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10/08/2012 06:47PM
 
Your Girlfriend is gorgeous!
bumabu
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10/09/2012 04:28AM
 
What a trip Ben! Sounds like you and Bernie had one heck of a time. Good to see everything panned out for you on the trip.

Who I am precedes what I do, not the other way around.
wezander
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10/09/2012 04:41AM
 
Fantastic! Sounds like a great trip. How many reloads did you do on the trip, just one? How much weight did you have on day one?
dicecupmaker
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10/09/2012 04:48AM
 
Wow!!

Joy is a great teacher, but so is dispair. Wonder is a great teacher, but so is confusion. Hope is a great teacher, but so is disillusionment. And life is a great teacher, but so is death. To deny yourself any of those in any aspect is not experiencing life totally.
Spartan2
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10/09/2012 06:10AM
 
Yes, WOW! Amazing trip! Thanks for sharing your story and photos.
nctry
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10/09/2012 04:48PM
 
quote bumabu: "What a trip Ben! Sounds like you and Bernie had one heck of a time. Good to see everything panned out for you on the trip."




Stayed at the campsite of this springs yard sale on Iron... Somebody left a few items I couldn't portage out. And wow did the landing area look different with the lower water levels. Sunday Bay was noyhing as bad as this spring when we got wind bound, but it was trying.


Hope the job is working good for you Bumabu...

Nctry
PompousPilot1
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10/10/2012 08:54AM
 
That's a good looking dog!
Nice report.

For a quart of ale is a dish for a king - Shakespeare 'A Winters Tale'
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10/10/2012 11:57AM
 
Hey Ben,


Brian from Ohio here. Glad you and Bernice are safe and sound. I enjoyed meeting you and am glad you came through the storm OK that evening. It was a pretty good one.


As promised, I posted on one of your message threads (the one titled "Gonna miss you guys") that you were doing well. Several folks responded that they were glad to hear you were OK.


Again, it was a pleasure meeting you.
boonie
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10/10/2012 07:32PM
 
Awesome, nctry - glad you had a pretty nice trip.
giddyup
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10/10/2012 07:56PM
 
That's pretty incredible. I'm envious!

"Adversity makes for a better adventure."
lars54
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10/10/2012 08:26PM
 
thanks for such a nice report. glad you had
a wonderful time
TomT
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10/11/2012 06:38AM
 
Very nice trip! I'm glad the resupplys worked out for you. I'd love to do something like that with my dog someday. Speaking of dogs - did Bernice carry a pack? Did she eat her regular food or did you supplement with your leftovers? How did her feet do? I'm concerned about my border collie's feet with all the rocks.


I was coming into Finger lake on the 23rd from the west about 4:00PM. I wanted the site you were on but when I got close to the island I saw some movement. Someone was walking around there so I immediatley made a left turn and ended up checking out the three other open sites and settling on the one in back of you on the island. I had heard you say you would be in the area around that time and I'm kicking myself for not paddling up to the site. If I saw Bernice I sure would have. I was in a red solo with an orange bladed kayak paddle. Maybe you saw me.


Anyway, so glad for you that it was a success. That storm sounded pretty bad but they can be exciting too.




"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
nctry
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10/11/2012 06:59PM
 
quote TomT: "Very nice trip! I'm glad the resupplys worked out for you. I'd love to do something like that with my dog someday. Speaking of dogs - did Bernice carry a pack? Did she eat her regular food or did you supplement with your leftovers? How did her feet do? I'm concerned about my border collie's feet with all the rocks.



I was coming into Finger lake on the 23rd from the west about 4:00PM. I wanted the site you were on but when I got close to the island I saw some movement. Someone was walking around there so I immediatley made a left turn and ended up checking out the three other open sites and settling on the one in back of you on the island. I had heard you say you would be in the area around that time and I'm kicking myself for not paddling up to the site. If I saw Bernice I sure would have. I was in a red solo with an orange bladed kayak paddle. Maybe you saw me.



Anyway, so glad for you that it was a success. That storm sounded pretty bad but they can be exciting too.



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I'll have to get my trip journal back from my friend and see the date.


Bernice carried two packs until she was down to about six or seven days of food, then I only made her carry one. Her feet do fine and she is very active. I fed her 4 heaping cups of dog food per day plus a share of whatever I'm eating. Some days we were both wishing we had more. I'm glad I brought some puddings and extra food to pick us up once in a while. I had a couple chew bones for her for a special treat.

Nctry
SunCatcher
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10/13/2012 10:00AM
 
Ben and Bernice,


WOW nice trip, can't really fathom the experience it must have been, the folks you ran into, the lakes and portages you saw, the friends you made, the solitude and challenge.


nctry....you and Bernice are AWESOME!


SunCatcher


P.S. Ben, I know another fella that spent "40 days in the Wilderness" and he prayed a lot also.




"WWJD"
OneMatch
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10/14/2012 08:04AM
 
What an amazing adventure. And to have Bernice there to share it with is all the better.


Thanks for doing this trip and sharing it with us.


We all have to believe in something. I believe I'll go paddle.
Kendra
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10/14/2012 07:16PM
 
Great trip report!


Not everyone can have a dream of spending 40 days in the BW and actually accomplish it! Congrats to both of you!
chipaddler
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10/16/2012 03:48PM
 
Awesome Awesome!

"Not all those who wander are lost" - Tolkien
Papinator
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10/18/2012 03:56AM
 
BERNICE!!!! :)

"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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10/26/2012 07:57PM
 
Nice report Ben, I wish I could have been out there to shareat least a littlepiece of your adventure.(and maybe some of that pudding too) I am disappointed I missed you at wingnite camp-out. Would love to look in your eyes as you tell us of your trip!

Without the bad times, the good times wouldn't seem so good.
IBFLY
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11/12/2012 12:00PM
 
Great trip and report! What a gift!

You say that like it's a bad thing.
fitgers1
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11/18/2012 11:14PM
 
Wow! That's all I can say. Other than, I can't wait until the day comes that I am capable of taking on an adventure like this.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson...and...“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".
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03/17/2013 03:42PM
 
Good to see you at Copia again this year. I don't think it would have taken you 40 days to recount your trip like SunCatcher said.


I wonder why they post signs for dogs since I don't believe they can read??? :) That would be awful to get your pet caught up in one of those traps though. Don't think I'd want to run into one of those little yellow "fire" closing signs either.


I'm glad your trip worked out so well for you. I enjoyed the read and the pictures. Bernice is a beautiful travel partner.

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