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Entry Point 50 - Cross Bay Lake

Cross Bay 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 thru the Cross River with two portages to Ham Lake and a 24-rod portage to Cross Bay Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1670 feet
Latitude: 48.0760
Longitude: -90.8222
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wibowyer15
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09/30/2013 06:42PM
 
New Trip Report posted by wibowyer15

Trip Name: Ham to Poplar .

Entry Point: 50

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wibowyer15
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09/30/2013 06:44PM
 
Tried adding some pics but didn't work going to try some here.Not happening keeps saying web page not found when I click on preview picture ??
wibowyer15
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09/30/2013 07:04PM
 
Guess I need more patience ! Taken on Kiskadinna
wibowyer15
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09/30/2013 07:07PM
 
Kiskadinna
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09/30/2013 07:10PM
 
mikea
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09/30/2013 07:44PM
 
Sounds like a great trip! I ran that route in 07 only in reverse from yours......did you see the winter wolf den on kiska? About midway across lake on south shore about 4' above water level....


Mike
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09/30/2013 11:05PM
 
The first time is always special. Something cool about waking up and watching the fog slowly melt away

panic kills
wibowyer15
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10/01/2013 05:44AM
 
Mike, no we did not notice the den.
boonie
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10/01/2013 06:52AM
 
Thanks for the report. It sounds like you might have enjoyed your first trip ;). I went from Cross Bay to Poplar the same time last Sept by the same route. You picked a couple of tougher portages - Long Island through to Omega - for your first one!


I really enjoyed my trip through that area. I didn't see people for several days in there - how about you?


I also had beautiful weather and peak fall foliage. Were the tamaracks golden when you went through there?


wibowyer15
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10/01/2013 04:30PM
 
We didn't see anyone until we entered Omega on the second day. For awhile it felt like we where the only ones left on the planet :)


The colors where just starting to change, the Tamaracks had not started !


They should be great this week !
boonie
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10/01/2013 10:22PM
 
Yeah, I didn't see anyone from Cross Bay Lake the day I entered until three days later on Omega Lake.


Here's the tamaracks you missed:


wibowyer15
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10/02/2013 04:05AM
 
Nice picture, maybe next year !!
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