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Entry Point 49 - Skipper & Portage Lakes

Skipper and Portage Lakes 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 28 miles. Access is a 320-rod portage from Poplar Lake or a 230-rod portage from Iron Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1865 feet
Latitude: 48.0517
Longitude: -90.5366
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Kendra
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01/03/2013 09:07AM
 
New Trip Report posted by Kendra

Trip Name: My B's and Me on the Skipper to Lizz Loop.

Entry Point: 49

I'm not sure I will ever do this again so enjoy!

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TuscaroraBorealis
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01/03/2013 09:40AM
 
Excellent report!


That is a challenging BWCAW route by anyone's standards. More than just tolerable, you & the girls made it sound like great fun. You all should have a great sense of accomplishment for doing so. The grouse drumming story is definitely one for the ages!


It was a special treat to have been able to meet up with you & the 3 B's at Trail Center with mocha before our trips. And, of course, it was very neat to finally hear exactly how your trip went.


Thanks for taking the time to share your story & photos. Now that you've got this one (trip report) under your belt, I'll expect to see one every year. :)
KevinL
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01/03/2013 09:47AM
 
Great report!

KevinL
Zulu
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01/03/2013 11:15AM
 
I really enjoyed the Trip Report and Photos Kendra! Great job. I am glad you and the B's had an enjoyable trip and I laughed at the portage heartbeat story.
Spartan2
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01/03/2013 04:39PM
 
Wonderful trip report and photos! We have been on most of those lakes and I really enjoyed sharing your trip with you and your beautiful daughters. A very ambitious trip!
bwcasolo
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01/03/2013 06:21PM
 
you gals are awesome canoe trippers, nice report. always enjoy your reports.
kanoes
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01/03/2013 06:41PM
 
2 big thumbs up...on the trip and the report! nicely done!
TomT
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01/03/2013 09:44PM
 
Awesome family trip! So many smiles. And loved the pics, especially the turtle and closeup of the caterpiller.


Enjoyed it very much, thanks for posting.


Question - Do you guys ever get afraid out there? Bears and wolves?




"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Kendra
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01/03/2013 09:51PM
 
quote TomT: "Awesome family trip! So many smiles. And loved the pics, especially the turtle and closeup of the caterpiller.

Enjoyed it very much, thanks for posting.

Question - Do you guys ever get afraid out there? Bears and wolves? "

People and bad weather scare us more than any animals!
coachjeff
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01/04/2013 10:21AM
 
great trip report. one of the best I've read. thanks for posting:)
ozarkpaddler
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01/04/2013 06:46PM
 
GREAT trip report! I've done some of those lakes, but never tackled that long portage out of Poplar. BTW, beware of climbing up to Tremble Lake out of Winchell. I used to have a little book written back in the '70's about a couple and their BWCAW trips. Can't remember the name at the moment. But, he actually became trapped near Tremble when the loose rocks trapped him. He may very well have died out there if not for the fact that his daughter and her husband were with them on that trip and they finally found him. He had to be flown out and almost died.

Thanks for sharing your trip!

"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
ducks
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01/04/2013 07:35PM
 
Awesome report! Thanks for sharing.


I've been to parts of your trip and loved seeing them from your perspective. Skipper to basecamp on Banadad. Lizz to basecamp on Gaskin with daytrips to Winchell, Omega and the small lakes north of Gaskin. I also did a daddy/daughter trip w/ my 7year old from Lizz to basecamp on Caribou at the same time you were on your trip. In fact we played a lot of Uno in the tent the same day you were on Winchell during the big storm. I'm looking forward to longer trips with my girls when they get older.

my daughter's trip report

Ride EZ
boonie
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01/04/2013 11:15PM
 
Thanks for the trip report and pictures. I've looked at going through Rush and Banadad and on over to Long Island. I did go across from Long Island to Omega; I had less water below the beaver dam, but just as many rocks ;). A pretty ambitious trip for you and your girls - I'll bet you enjoyed it.
Thwarted
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01/05/2013 03:54PM
 
I want to say this is a cute trip report but I know it was not just a "cute" trip. My wife and I did this general trip on our very first BWCA adventure so we both really enjoyed the report and your cute family.
Go Bs!
FOG51
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01/08/2013 03:55AM
 
Wow what a great report. I really liked the picture of the sock dryer, the look on the face of the other twin is simply priceless. I have to applaud B1 when she fell off the log, saved her food. A group of beauties for sure. Thanks much for the report and keep them coming, great pictures. When I take my 3 sons with me they are concerned about my health too but deep down I think they know that if Im not there they will have to cook for themselves, HA_HA FRED

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fourtune to remember the ones do, and the eyesight to tell the differance.
luft
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01/10/2013 12:01AM
 
I loved this report! That sock dryer trick is genius!


I always think of you 4 as our doppelgängers (non malevolent of course) so it is such fun to read about your adventures... and inspiring too!
Kendra
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01/24/2013 10:46PM
 
quote luft: "I loved this report! That sock dryer trick is genius!



I always think of you 4 as our doppelgängers (non malevolent of course) so it is such fun to read about your adventures... and inspiring too!"




Glad your thoughts are in a good way!


I'm sure the report would be just as good with 3 boys and a mom! ; )

SunCatcher
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01/27/2013 04:01PM
 
Awesome trip and great report, thanks for letting us "go along", in pictures and thru the report! It is truly amazing all the things you see and experience in the wilderness, and wonderful to share with your kids. Memories burnt into their minds and yours, to cherish forever.
Tell em all Hi Kendra,


SunCatcher

"WWJD"
straighthairedcurly
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01/03/2023 08:30PM
 
I stumbled upon this old trip report of yours by chance while looking for inspiration for my next solo. What a challenging trip and a fun write up about your adventures! Fun to see your girls and hard to believe 10 years later you are a grandma.
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