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Entry Point 51 - Missing Link Lake

Missing Link 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 45 miles. Access is a canoe landing at Round Lake with a 142-rod portage to Missing Link Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 5
Elevation: 1498 feet
Latitude: 48.0731
Longitude: -90.8301
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TuscaroraBorealis
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02/06/2013 04:09PM
 
New Trip Report posted by TuscaroraBorealis

Trip Name: Mavis, Missing Link & Snipe the hard(water) way.

Entry Point: 51

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mcsweem
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02/06/2013 05:42PM
 
TB great report, I'd seen your videos I was wondering how the trip went, glad you had a good time.
Arceneaux
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02/06/2013 07:53PM
 
Very nice report TB - sorry to hear that the fish and wind weren't so cooperative this time though. Your firewood stack pic is a work of art! Had to have been feeling pretty proud and comfortable after that job well done.
Kendra
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02/06/2013 10:25PM
 
What a trip! I love winter but -34 is a bit chilly for anyone's feet! Food looked wonderful!


Thanks for sharing yet another adventure with us!


Twins87
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02/06/2013 11:01PM
 
Great report, thanks for sharing. We've stayed at that site on Snipe in the summertime and it's fun to see pics of it in the winter.
walleye_hunter
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02/07/2013 08:07AM
 
You are really getting into the winter camping. I guess you are a better man than me. I plan my winter trips for March and if the forecast calls for cold weather, I rent a cabin.

"Man's heart away from nature becomes hard." Standing Bear
alpine525
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02/07/2013 08:12AM
 
I really enjoyed reading your trip report - and enjoyed the videos too. Loved hearing the "crunching" of the snow underfoot as you made your way through the forest. It looks like it was a great trip!

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
SevenofNine
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02/07/2013 01:14PM
 
Great trip my friend. It was good meeting you and the rest of your friends and spending some quality time outdoors. You can't beat a fire starting competition in the field.

The best part of this journey here is further knowing yourself - Alan Kay
TuscaroraBorealis
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02/07/2013 02:02PM
 
Definitely good times Greg! Until the next time.....


Here's a link to Scott's photos


....and a link to the rest of mine. Photos
togue
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02/08/2013 01:38PM
 
Great report. Missing link is one of my favorite winter lakes.


Too bad the fishing wasn't better for you guys, there's some nice trout in there.


This makes me want to go again, the last time I went It was about -30 we didn't have a hot tent. Cured me of winter camping for awhile.


What kind of tent are you using?
TuscaroraBorealis
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02/08/2013 02:25PM
 
quote togue: " What kind of tent are you using? "





This photo is from a different trip, but, it's better than any I have (of the shelter) from this trip.


Basically it's a homemade Snowtrekker. Shawn went down And picked up some material, made the cuts, and had a friend sew it up. I think 5 people could sleep inside if we kept only gear we needed to sleep inside.


Needless to say, I was very appreciative of the stove each morning.


togue
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02/08/2013 06:53PM
 
quote TuscaroraBorealis: "quote togue: " What kind of tent are you using? "







This photo is from a different trip, but, it's better than any I have (of the shelter) from this trip.



Basically it's a homemade Snowtrekker. Shawn went down And picked up some material, made the cuts, and had a friend sew it up. I think 5 people could sleep inside if we kept only gear we needed to sleep inside.



Needless to say, I was very appreciative of the stove each morning.



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Thanks tusc. Ya, when its that cold ya gotta be there to appreciate just how cold 30 below is .
IBFLY
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02/09/2013 08:10AM
 
Well done! It's grand to put on the calories for the cold weather!

You say that like it's a bad thing.
Sobi
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02/12/2013 08:36AM
 
What is that black square that you carry around with you... maybe 16x16?

"The price of anything is the life you pay for it." -HDT
TuscaroraBorealis
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02/12/2013 08:48AM
 
quote Sobi: "What is that black square that you carry around with you... maybe 16x16?"


I'm guessing that you're referring to one of the pieces of closed cell foam?


We use those around camp on occasions when we need to kneel. (processing firewood, digging through a duffel bag, cooking etc.) Also, it serves as a cushion on the seats of our chairs or can function as a seat in it's own right on top of a sintered snowbank.
TuscaroraBorealis
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02/13/2013 08:48AM
 
Here's a review of the CCS conover bag. Review
Sobi
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02/13/2013 09:37AM
 
Good idea Tusc.
Been trying to decide if bringing a chair is worth it this winter...

"The price of anything is the life you pay for it." -HDT
DanCooke
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02/13/2013 04:37PM
 
Nice report. A piece of foam to kneel and sit on is invaluable. If I base camp with a hot tent I may bring a chair. for the longer evenings. Kind of different experience with people coming and going.

Dan Cooke
TuscaroraBorealis
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02/14/2013 08:58AM
 
quote DanCooke: "Kind of different experience with people coming and going."


Yes, I don't recall ever having to incorporate that dynamic into a trip. (in any season) Fortunately, it caused no problems.


Thanks again for the bag! It instantly became a coveted piece of gear in my winter camping arsenal.
TuscaroraBorealis
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02/26/2013 04:23PM
 
Further winter camping adventures.....


Today we made it to Lake Maria State park and hiked a few miles around the trails, stopping at about the mid point to prepare & enjoy some hot chocolate and snacks. Weather wise it was a perfect day, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in the woods.


Lake Maria State Park


Getting started


Getting out on her own












Leading the way


Winter colors


Stopping for a break











Enjoying some hot cocoa


Enjoying some more hot cocoa


Back at the trail head












Iron turtle
TomT
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02/28/2013 04:58PM
 
I loved this report. The pics and video were great too. I don't winter camp so it always amazes me how you guys can get this stuff down to where you're comfortable and eating quite well. There are some advantages of this over summer like no worry about food perishing and no bugs for sure.


Thanks for posting! And your daughter is a cutie.






"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
TuscaroraBorealis
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03/01/2013 08:18AM
 
quote TomT: "I loved this report. The pics and video were great too. I don't winter camp so it always amazes me how you guys can get this stuff down to where you're comfortable and eating quite well. There are some advantages of this over summer like no worry about food perishing and no bugs for sure.



Thanks for posting! And your daughter is a cutie.





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Thank you (and to everyone) for the nice comments.


In my book, another big advantage is that you can pretty much eat whatever you like without feeling so guilty. (As extra calories are needed to maintain warmth) So things like bacon & chocolate are virtually staples in my winter camping diet. :)
dicecupmaker
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03/16/2013 04:28AM
 
Great trip and report! Great read on a slow, long night shift! Thanx!

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.
TuscaroraBorealis
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03/17/2013 08:54PM
 
quote dicecupmaker: "Great trip and report! Great read on a slow, long night shift! Thanx!"


Thanx Mitch!


And, thanks again for the awesome leather work on the shoulder strap! It performed as good as it looks.
iwegean
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03/27/2013 05:52PM
 
nice!
fitgers1
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04/27/2013 09:34PM
 
Outstanding report and trip! Watching the video of the hike through the woods and listening to the snow crunch almost made me miss the snow.
Thanks!

“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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