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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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Ottertailvoyageur
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07/24/2014 11:10PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Ottertailvoyageur

Trip Name: Sawbill/Cherokee/Brule/Temperance/Fire Loop -- Solo.

Entry Point: 38

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bwcasolo
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07/25/2014 05:22AM
 
nice trip, did the same a few years back, minus the brule visit, but still nice area.
cooke350
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07/25/2014 12:50PM
 
I love the fact that, after your trip, you decided to climb Eagle Mountain!
Ottertailvoyageur
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07/25/2014 04:39PM
 
Thanks. Funny thing is, I took a $4 shower at the outfitters, then proceeded to walk 7 miles, uphill both ways. Camped at the Cascade River State Park on Sunday night, and needless to say I was ready for another shower!

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Northwoodsman
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07/25/2014 10:03PM
 
Great report. Sounds like you had a great trip and a lot of fun. Glad you made it back safe. We'll be tripping together next summer for sure!
ECpizza
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07/26/2014 04:07AM
 
Nice report
boonie
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07/27/2014 08:47PM
 
Thanks, sounds like you had a great trip. I really enjoy solos too. I did my first out of necessity - go solo or don't go! By the third one I had my own way figured out. I've done 6 solos now and although I won't be solo this year, my soloing days aren't over yet. Thanks for the report.


Btw, one thing about raccoons (and you may already know this) - there're nocturnal animals. If you see one in the daytime, there's a high probability it's rabid, so keep a distance.
Ottertailvoyageur
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07/29/2014 07:25PM
 
Thanks for the wise advice on raccoons. The one I saw checking out my canoe and lifejacket was quite surprised to see a human at 4:30 am!
I experienced the joy of being amused by a small herd of baby chipmunks at the same campsite. Life's simple pleasures!

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boonie
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07/30/2014 05:56AM
 
Yes, it's a joy and a pleasure. One of the advantages of going solo is that I see and observe more.
Spartan2
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08/08/2014 07:58AM
 
I really enjoyed your trip report, and your photos are beautiful. I found myself wishing that there were more of them.


This area is a special favorite of mine, and it was like taking a trip back there to go with you. Thanks.


(When we were camped on Weird in 1992 we saw so many moose we actually did another layover day just to enjoy more of it. That area is famous for moose, but of course you don't always see them there, I guess.)
pswith5
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08/20/2014 12:37PM
 
Nice report. Considering doing something like this in the fall.

without the bad times: the good times wouldn't seem so good
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