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Entry Point 25 - Moose Lake

Moose Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 21 miles. Access is an boat landing or canoe launch at Moose Lake. Many trip options for paddlers with additional portages. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 27
Elevation: 1356 feet
Latitude: 47.9877
Longitude: -91.4997
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onepaddleshort
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08/10/2014 11:34AM
 
New Trip Report posted by onepaddleshort

Trip Name: 1st Trip to Knife Lake and Beyond.

Entry Point: 25

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phisherman
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08/10/2014 12:14PM
 
Great report! Love the macro photos, especially the dragonfly, you are talented. Seemed like a perfect trip...the swimming bear photos were special as well. I enjoyed your entire report.

"Think, think, think!" W.T.P.
onepaddleshort
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08/10/2014 05:33PM
 
quote phisherman: "Great report! Love the macro photos, especially the dragonfly, you are talented. Seemed like a perfect trip...the swimming bear photos were special as well. I enjoyed your entire report."


Glad you enjoyed it. I like the dragonfly photo quite well also.
DeanL
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08/10/2014 07:38PM
 
Wonderful report, your photography is spectacular! We've always stopped at the South Arm but I think we're going to venture a little farther after reading your report.

"Leave it as it is.....The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it." Theodore Roosevelt
canoerone
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08/10/2014 08:09PM
 
OPS,
Enjoyed your report. Thanks for sharing it with us.
canoerone

canoerone
cowdoc
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08/10/2014 09:46PM
 
Nice report Tim. Excellent photos as usual. You stayed at a few sites I've been to.....always loved the Cherry site. One night of rain was a small price to pay for all the great weather.

"What could happen?"
Kiporby
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08/10/2014 10:15PM
 
Great report. The wife and I are going to cherry lake this September. Thanks for sharing. Those high resolution pictures rock.

There is a light and it never goes out. Morrissey
Ebolarex
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08/11/2014 06:47AM
 
Awesome report and Fantastic photos - nice work! Thanks for sharing :)

Turns out not where, but who you're with that really matters... DMB
alpine525
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08/11/2014 12:34PM
 
I've read a lot of great trip reports over the years - but this is one of my favorites! It was easy to follow along on your journey and the photography was simply outstanding. Thank you for all of your work putting this together. I especially enjoyed the photos of the bear (simply amazing) as well as the loon and her chick and the dragonfly. Waterfall and sunset pictures were fabulous!

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
boonie
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08/11/2014 05:52PM
 
Thanks - I really enjoyed your trip report, especially all the beautiful photos. I think the sunrise were my favorite, but many other great ones too. Also appreciate the gear reviews.
KarlBAndersen1
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08/11/2014 10:38PM
 
Great report - and I'm not done!
I'm looking for a name on the camp chairs? Can you give me a source on those?
onepaddleshort
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08/12/2014 04:16AM
 
Glad everyone is enjoying the report. It does take a good deal of time to put it together but for our relatives and friends that can't/ don't get to go to the Boundary Waters I try to make the report as close as possible to giving them the sense of what our experience was like.
onepaddleshort
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08/12/2014 04:19AM
 
quote KarlBAndersen1: "Great report - and I'm not done!
I'm looking for a name on the camp chairs? Can you give me a source on those?"



Hi Karl,


Those are the Helinox chairs. Here is a link. .


We ordered ours through Moosejaw but it looks like there has been a price hike as I remember paying more like $80. Helinox Chair._
OldFingers57
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08/12/2014 10:27AM
 
Fantastic trip report and photos. I agree with you on the subject of the Scouts should not have been doing something dangerous like that over the falls.

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” ~A.A. Milne
mcsweem
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08/13/2014 05:09AM
 
Very nice report , I enjoyed it very much. I need to get back to knife again soon
dicecupmaker
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08/13/2014 05:42AM
 
Wow, that was one of the best trip reports ever! I know where I am going next year! I'll just make you matching can holders now. winner in my book!

Joy is a great teacher, but so is dispair. Wonder is a great teacher, but so is confusion. Hope is a great teacher, but so is disillusionment. And life is a great teacher, but so is death. To deny yourself any of those in any aspect is not experiencing life totally.
landoftheskytintedwater
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08/13/2014 10:59AM
 
Great report and pictures. Thank you for sharing!
leszk004
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08/14/2014 08:43AM
 
Great trip report and pictures. Was traveling that area just before you guys and stayed at that same campsite on Rabbit Lake after Ester and Hanson were full. Also thought that site was just fine and it was nice to have the lake to ourselves for two days. We found the turtle shell on a portage and left it for others to take a look at. Got a visit from a live snapper at that site who was interested in our stringer of fish. Managed to grab them before he got a free dinner though. Thanks again for the report.


-PeLe

-PeLe
leszk004
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08/14/2014 08:49AM
 
Also, what site did you use for the maps that were in your trip report?


Thanks,

-PeLe
onepaddleshort
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08/14/2014 03:52PM
 
quote leszk004: "Great trip report and pictures. Was traveling that area just before you guys and stayed at that same campsite on Rabbit Lake after Ester and Hanson were full. Also thought that site was just fine and it was nice to have the lake to ourselves for two days. We found the turtle shell on a portage and left it for others to take a look at. Got a visit from a live snapper at that site who was interested in our stringer of fish. Managed to grab them before he got a free dinner though. Thanks again for the report.



-PeLe"



Very cool how the internet sometimes shrinks the world a little. You're quite welcome for the report and thanks for leaving some firewood. The maps are the old version of Garmin Mapsource. I leave the GPS on while traveling (one set of lithium batteries lasted the whole trip that way) so when I get home I download our actual track. So what you see on the map is exactly where we paddled. There is no .jpg export out of Mapsource so I take a screen shot, load it into Photoshop, crop it, and then add my arrows and labels. I'm sure there's a better way but this works out for me.
pastorjsackett
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08/15/2014 09:46AM
 
You always put up great reports. Thanks! They are the best.
giddyup
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08/15/2014 12:42PM
 
Great report and pictures. I especially liked the sunrise photos. Nicely done. Thanks for the time and effort that went into putting it together.

"Adversity makes for a better adventure."
Oisinirish
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08/16/2014 05:20PM
 
Great job. Since i had to cancel both options for a trip this year i'm eating these reports up like oreos and milk.
We went out tha t way through Somers Canoe base back in '88. The canoe photos with the stickers really brought back some good memories.
Thanks for taking the time to share.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle
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08/20/2014 05:29PM
 
excellent report, you made me feel i was there :) 1 of my favorite area's , thanks

keep your line wet, good things will happen
callofthewild
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08/27/2014 11:16AM
 
An excellent trip report as usual Tim. Thank you very much for taking the time to put it all together. This area is on my list for a trip in either 2015 or 2016. I wish I had your talent for taking pictures.


I will have to look you up someday when I am at your place of employment. I teach JA classes there.


Thanks again.



tnthekids
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08/27/2014 11:57AM
 
Thanks for the great report! I have been to Knife many times with Girl Scouts but never beyond Thunder Point. Great information that makes me want to explore beyond :)

"It's never too late to be who you might have been." – George Eliot
onepaddleshort
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08/27/2014 07:40PM
 
Very glad so many folks are still enjoying the trip report.


Callofthewild, sure stop in anytime.
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