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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: 14
Elevation: 1802 feet
Latitude: 47.8699
Longitude: -90.8858
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Ho Ho
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04/18/2013 10:08PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Ho Ho

Trip Name: Pictorial Trip Report - Spartans and Helots.

Entry Point: 38

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Spartan2
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04/19/2013 07:09AM
 
"Helots"?? That does sound better than "portage monkeys", doesn't it? LOL!


Great report, Ho Ho. Actually, having BEEN on this trip, I suppose I can say that more precisely than anyone. It was fun for us, and it was also fun to read this and see your (David's) great photos! Thanks!
Jackfish
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04/19/2013 07:49AM
 
Nicely done, Bill. Your trip reports and pics are always among the best.

"Keep close to Nature's heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." ~ John Muir
ducks
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04/19/2013 10:00AM
 
quote Jackfish: "Nicely done, Bill. Your trip reports and pics are always among the best."
+1


Echo was not a fan of being on a leash while the Sawbill dogs tormented him either. He didn't think it was very fair :)

Ride EZ
Zulu
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04/19/2013 04:42PM
 
Thanks for the great Trip Report and photos Ho Ho. I am glad everyone had a good time. It must have been terrible when Piwi was unaccounted for on the portage. I cant' believe she went swimming down the creek looking for you.
I like the full size photos. Viewing them was almost like being on the water until I looked out the window at all the snow and ice here.


Great job. Looking forward to 2013 reports.
Twins87
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04/19/2013 05:06PM
 
Great trip report as always - thanks for sharing it with us! Extra fun to have both you and Spartan 2 write reports about the same trip. I am hoping to get to Frost and/or Cherokee this summer so it's fun to read about it and see so much of it ahead of time.
TomT
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04/20/2013 07:58AM
 
Very enjoyable read as usual. It's a great thing to help others and also get in a good adventure yourselves. After hearing the lost Piwi story I think she was after that canoe and probably the only reason she was in the water. Hopefully she will remember that hard earned lesson.


Also, your friends who write for the BWJ made me think that you too should publish some writing in that mag. You certainly have the talent. Looking forward to many more of yours and David's adventures.




"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Ho Ho
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04/20/2013 05:38PM
 



Thanks for the feedback folks! Glad you enjoyed!
boonie
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04/20/2013 07:41PM
 
Enjoyed your report, Ho Ho, and had to go back and reread Spartans. It's not often we get two reports of one trip, although I might give both viewpoints from my next solo ;).
RainGearRight
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04/22/2013 09:39AM
 
quote boonie: "Enjoyed your report, Ho Ho, and had to go back and reread Spartans. It's not often we get two reports of one trip, although I might give both viewpoints from my next solo ;)."


Agreed. Great report. I'm heading to Cheeroke in May. It's nice to get an idea on a few sites and portage info. Great photos as always.

There's always money in the banana stand.
mcspin50
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04/22/2013 11:33PM
 
Very enjoyable read, and educational as well. Now I know what a Helot is. Beautiful photos. So glad Piwi didn't stay lost.


Take care,
Lil M.

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. - Lao Tzu
bojibob
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04/23/2013 06:11PM
 
Great Report as usual. It was nice that you could trip with the Spartans. I have always admired their tripping career.

"One inch on the map ~ is not one inch on the ground"
Boppa
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04/23/2013 09:10PM
 
HoHo, a wonderful report. I have always enjoy your style and delivery and continue to. While I will admit Spartan2's photo's are often exceptional, yours are awesome as well.


A wonderful trip report which focuses on how on-line friendships can lead to wonderful exchanges and experiences in canoe country. I also have benefited from this phenomenon.


Thanks for showing it with grace and wonderful photo's.


Boppa

"Yesterday is the past, Tomorrow is the future, Today is a GIFT, that is why it is called the present".
paddlefamily
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04/25/2013 05:20PM
 
Always enjoy your reports..so descriptive and thorough. We went through that area a couple of falls ago. We looped up through Long Island Lake, down through Brule then the N Temperance. Lovely paddling spots on the creeks and near the Frost! Thanks for sharing.
canucanu2
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04/27/2013 08:45PM
 
Another excellent trip report - so enjoyable to read - thank you!


We also climbed down that HUGE beaver dam and paddled and paddled the winding creek to avoid the portage near Ada Lake (we weren't exactly sure we were on the right path) - when we finally got through we were laughing at how much easier it would have been to just take the portage. But it was fun.
TeamTuna06
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04/30/2013 07:45AM
 
Great report and pics...as always!


Thanks for sharing.

"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles." -Doug Larson
OBX2Kayak
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05/15/2013 08:19PM
 
Excellent trip report. It's a good antidote for cabin fever. Thanks.

"I go because it irons out the wrinkles in my soul" -- Sigurd Olson
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