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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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RainGearRight
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02/14/2013 11:47PM
 
New Trip Report posted by RainGearRight

Trip Name: Tuscarora Opener.

Entry Point: 51

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There's always money in the banana stand.
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TuscaroraBorealis
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02/15/2013 08:34AM
 
Nice report!


Finding the right trip partners can be as important as having the right gear. Those portages into Tuscarora can certainly bring any deficiencies in those areas to the fore front. Still, it looks like there was some fun to be had & were able to get some decent fish to boot. At the very least, you should be better prepared for the next adventure.


Thanks for taking the time to share your story & photos.


bapabear
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02/15/2013 07:54PM
 
Sounds like you know how to make a fun trip and catch fish out of bad weather pretty well. No thanks on portaging a Grumman but the pine cone sock baseball looks like fun!

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
RainGearRight
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02/16/2013 04:53PM
 
quote TuscaroraBorealis: "Nice report!



Finding the right trip partners can be as important as having the right gear. Those portages into Tuscarora can certainly bring any deficiencies in those areas to the fore front. Still, it looks like there was some fun to be had & were able to get some decent fish to boot. At the very least, you should be better prepared for the next adventure.



Thanks for taking the time to share your story & photos.



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Thanks for reading and commenting TB. All and all it was a pretty good trip. Not ideal, but better than no trip at all. Definitely a learning experience with regards to trip partners and group size. Seven just seemed like there were too many people trampling around camp.

I took a short trip in August with JB and another friend of mine. Single portage, less food, more quiet, more fun. This spring it's just 3-4 of us. I won ever go with more unless its me and 8 Olympic female volleyball players.



I thought the portage from Round to missing link was worse that the big one. Lots of mud and ankle breakers.

There's always money in the banana stand.
RainGearRight
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02/16/2013 04:58PM
 
quote bapabear: "Sounds like you know how to make a fun trip and catch fish out of bad weather pretty well. No thanks on portaging a Grumman but the pine cone sock baseball looks like fun!"


You could really put some english on that sock/cone ball after a bit. One guy used to pitch for the U of M. Nothing like a duct taped sock flying at your face at top speed!

There's always money in the banana stand.
boonie
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02/16/2013 09:21PM
 
Thanks for the trip report and for reinforcing my conviction never to trip with a large group. I also think four would be about my limit and that's only if it was the right four ;). But it sounds like you had some fun out of it anyway.
hwdhusky
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02/17/2013 10:12AM
 
Nice trip report. It sounds like it was fun, even with the full house. I could not imagine 'max-ing' out the permit for 9 people! That would almost drive me crazy. Pine cone sock ball sounds fun too
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