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Entry Point 23 - Mudro Lake

Mudro Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 19 miles. Three accesses into Mudro Lake involve portages ranging from 20–185 rods.Easiest access is from private la nd with parking fee.

Number of Permits per Day: 5
Elevation: 1166 feet
Latitude: 48.0356
Longitude: -91.8301
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tbellrichard
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06/10/2014 09:57PM
 
New Trip Report posted by tbellrichard

Trip Name: Mudro to Friday Bay and Back Again.

Entry Point: 22

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Six days shalt thou paddle and pack but on the seventh day thou shalt wash thy socks. ~Aldo Leopold
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OldFingers57
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06/11/2014 06:00AM
 
Great trip report and nice photos. It looks like you guys and gals had a good time. Did your attempt at sailing work? What was with the hosesshoes, were they a find? I definitely hope youdidn't carry them in.

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” ~A.A. Milne
tbellrichard
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06/11/2014 09:34AM
 
The sail had us moving a little faster than we would be paddling. Of course that's when the wind was blowing, which it wasn't doing consistently. The horseshoes were left on the site by the loggers in the 1800's. We found several more in the woods in the general area. All artifacts were left where we found them. The photo I posted was of shoes that were left by some other camper near the site. They are still there for the next group to see.

Six days shalt thou paddle and pack but on the seventh day thou shalt wash thy socks. ~Aldo Leopold
adludwig
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06/11/2014 06:14PM
 
Great report! Awesome pictures! My favorite picture was the one with the impending weather hanging low in the sky.
MHS67
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06/11/2014 11:08PM
 
quote adludwig: "Great report! Awesome pictures! My favorite picture was the one with the impending weather hanging low in the sky."
That is a great shot! Thanks for the report.
boonie
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06/12/2014 01:12PM
 
Thanks for the really nice pictures and trip report. It sounds like you had very good trip.
Ho Ho
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06/12/2014 09:50PM
 

I enjoyed your report a lot. It resonated with me when you talked about the atmosphere on Crooked Lake being eerie/creepy. Not that I have noticed that in on that lake - but I have on others. It's amazing how much it varies from time to time and place to place. What's funny is when you talk to someone else and they say "oh yeah, I thought that campsite was creepy too!!"


Paddling Minnesota III's on Picket Creek (the EP into Mudro) and on the Moosecamp River might be hard. But I think the Moosecamp is worth it.


Glad you had a good trip.


tbellrichard
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06/13/2014 11:18AM
 
Thanks everyone for the kind comments. We all had a great time.
Agreed MHS67, The pics of the storm came out really well.


Ho Ho, agreed. As I said, I would be interested in being on Crooked Lake again to see how creepy things feel, if at all. The water just looked black and with all the current, swirls, whirlpools, along with the sky, weird.


We all loved the Moosecamp River. The boats were big, but all of us would do it again in a heart-beat. It just takes a little forward thinking and the occasional draw from the bow person.

Six days shalt thou paddle and pack but on the seventh day thou shalt wash thy socks. ~Aldo Leopold
cyclones30
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06/17/2014 11:04AM
 
Nice report, good to hear you had a good time and thanks for the pictures!
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