Boundary Waters Route Blog
    Trip Reports
      Trip Report - Wind Lake Winter Camping Trip-2013
 
  Last Visit: 09/15/2019 01:33PM

Entry Point 25 - Moose Lake

Moose 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 21 miles. Access is an boat landing or canoe launch at Moose Lake. Many trip options for paddlers with additional portages. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 27
Elevation: 1356 feet
Latitude: 47.9877
Longitude: -91.4997
Author Message Text
GreatBigCubsFan
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/12/2013 07:16PM
 
New Trip Report posted by GreatBigCubsFan

Trip Name: Wind Lake Winter Camping Trip-2013.

Entry Point: 25

Click Here to View Trip Report
Reply Top Bottom Previous Next
MHS67
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/12/2013 09:11PM
 
Sounds like a successful trip. Did you cook any of the fish? My daughter has been bugging me for years about going winter camping in the BW. I keep reminding her she doesn't like the cold! She still wants to go. I've snow camped out here but never used a stove for heat. Thanks for the report.
GreatBigCubsFan
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/12/2013 09:30PM
 
Yes, I ate 1 fish and it was great tasting. Thanks for asking!
SevenofNine
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/13/2013 08:26AM
 
Nice trip report. Glad you learned that you need to cut weight on a short trip. Having someone along to share the burden of the load would have helped too.


What tent did you purchase?

The best part of this journey here is further knowing yourself - Alan Kay
TuscaroraBorealis
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/13/2013 08:40AM
 
Experience is certainly the best teacher. Glad to hear you were able to enjoy the trip despite some difficulties. Going forward, this experience should make the next adventure that much easier & enjoyable.


Thanks for taking the time to share your story & photos.
Kawishiwashy
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/13/2013 09:03AM
 
Don't need to tell me where you caught your pike, but what did you catch them on? I can tell you were using a tip up, just wondering if you used live or frozen? Thanks for the trip report and pictures. Nice Job!
GreatBigCubsFan
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/13/2013 09:51AM
 
I was so blessed on the tent purchase it was on eBay unused $150 delivered. The draw back is it weighs 46 lbs. The name of the tent is; Odyssey.
GreatBigCubsFan
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/13/2013 09:54AM
 
I used dead frozen fish about a foot off the bottom. Ciscos and smelts. I liked the smelts better. I caught a 35" 10 pounder on 1 smelt.
motdur
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/13/2013 12:36PM
 
Nice report...you just missed the cold temps. I exited Wood Lake the day you went in.
GreatBigCubsFan
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/13/2013 02:36PM
 
I delayed my entry by 3 hours that morning because Ely had -33 at the start if the day. How long we're you at Wind Lake and have you done a trip report?
Ho Ho
distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/15/2013 09:00PM
 
Thanks for the report! So far my only winter "camping" is at the cabin outside Ely. Not quite the same. But I know what you mean about the quiet. I was just out on the lake and there was not a sound (except the ice rumbling every once in a while). I can imagine how hard it was to pull that load. It's good that you were not trying it this past week, the new snow is deep and very heavy, hard enough to walk or ski through if you are breaking trail, even without a load.


Reply Top Bottom Previous Next
Routes
Trip Reports
a
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports
x
Routes
Trip Reports
fd
hgc
Routes
Trip Reports
Routes
Trip Reports