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Entry Point 38 - Sawbill Lake

Sawbill Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 25 miles. Access is a boat landing at Sawbill Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 11
Elevation: 1802 feet
Latitude: 47.8699
Longitude: -90.8858
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XvXBrAnDoNXvX
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03/28/2013 02:02PM
 
New Trip Report posted by XvXBrAnDoNXvX

Trip Name: Jack Frost Loop.

Entry Point: 39

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I will conquer the Jack Frost Loop before I die...
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joshawes
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03/28/2013 03:22PM
 
Really learned my lesson on this trip... But the part where we took a wrong turn was right before the 240 rod portage... Remember we made a right turn and it was just a small,weedy, back water area and the bugs were out of control!!!!
boonie
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03/28/2013 09:10PM
 
Thanks for sharing your story. I empathize with you - I hate mosquitoes; they absolutely love me. You exhibited great perseverance, but you might want to substitute permethrin, DEET, and a headnet for it next time ;). I can assure you that you're not the first person to forget something - it's how most of us learned to use a checklist.


Now that it's over, it makes for a great story for you to tell...and probably leads to some changes for next time - like most of us.


Thanks again for sharing your story and taking me back to my first ones.
RainGearRight
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03/29/2013 09:33AM
 
Ive been close to the breaking point from bugs, black flies to be specific. Its not fun.


As for forgetting something, I forgot my entire tackle box AND my full supply of tobacco last spring, that might be worse than no bug spray!


Thanks for the report and like boonie said, lists are good.

There's always money in the banana stand.
XvXBrAnDoNXvX
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03/30/2013 03:12PM
 
Yea lists are very good lol! I've been on a few trips since then. Soooo much better the next few times around. My first trip I just see it is a learning experience.

I will conquer the Jack Frost Loop before I die...
boonie
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04/01/2013 08:56PM
 
Yeah, my last six trips have been a lot better than the first two. The main thing I learned on the first two was that I had a lot to learn about this.
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