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Entry Point 16 - Moose/Portage River (North of Echo Trail)

Moose/Portage River (north) entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 27 miles. Access is a 160-rod portage heading North from the Echo Trail.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1348 feet
Latitude: 48.1230
Longitude: -92.0991
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crazycanoe
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08/12/2014 02:26PM
 
New Trip Report posted by crazycanoe

Trip Name: THE FIVE WORN OUT INDIANS.

Entry Point: 16

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cyclones30
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08/12/2014 04:09PM
 
You're right, that was long but worth the read. Glad you were able to make a decent trip out of it still and sucks to have an injury like that.


Thanks for sharing and hope your next one is much better.
riverrunner
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08/13/2014 06:48AM
 
That many knifes alone would make cut the trip short.


I have trouble justifying a leather man and pocket knife.
PinkCanoe
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08/14/2014 06:11AM
 
Hey CrazyCanoe...
1st: Since we met there, were on the water most of the same time, experiencing wind, rain (down pours), hail, lightening and thunder, and white caps on some days... I just wanted you to know I'm glad you were safe. Sorry about your broken foot. It was a fantastic feeling to paddle up to our takeout and see you sitting there (well, not with the crutches!) and to know you were okay and that you waited to see if we were. I LOVE YOU!


I think that the memorial you did for Freddie was outstanding. I cried when I saw the video. I loved him so much. What a true hero he was! I love that you made spoons and such (that is what he would have done). While you were doing the viking funeral, we were miles away-somewhere near moose, drinking Fred's drink and floating around in our PFD's laughing in his memory! I wish I could have been there for his son (Danny) when you did his memorial but I know I would have collapsed with tears. **My hero that slept through the bear in camps memorial!**


I loved your pictures and the videos.
crazycanoe
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08/15/2014 07:25AM
 
Oh hey Riverrunner - I hear ya on the "knives" comment. I'm about "weight" and "size" for my gear since I am a lightweight and my ability to carry heavy stuff is... well... lacking! Let's just say, I don't WANT to do it! LOL!


This was a special trip, because the guy that carried all the knives, carried stuffs that was related to his father. This being the "boy's" first time out - I think he brought everything that his dad had from previous trips. He wore his dad's boots, his dad's Tilly, and carried his dad's (what we called a machete). We had nicknamed his father "Rambo" because of his knives and put him in charge of the bears. Which was a joke because the evening we had trouble with the bear (in 2011 on Basswood - the aggressive bear that eventually was put down), Rambo was sick and slept through the entire ordeal.


We have fond memories up there. This may have been my last trip, but we never know what the future holds. Thanks for reading our report! :)
- Joni
PinkCanoe
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08/17/2014 07:35AM
 
Pee...Shawwww.... *In my best western voice*


You will go again (2016 I predict) with your sister.
I believe we need to have a good trip together to end on !


boonie
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08/17/2014 02:26PM
 
Thanks, I enjoyed reading your report. I also enjoyed the pictures - some really nice ones. EP #16 was my first trip in 2002 - up to Pocket and down through Gebe/Oyster - so some of the same territory. You may not have covered a lot of miles, but your experience was all over the map! Sounds like you made the best of trying circumstances and learned valuable lessons.
crazycanoe
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09/14/2014 08:22AM
 
Pee...Shawwwwwwww....????? LOL I so want to go with you my dear little peewee sista.... but you would kill me out there! Get Julie to go and I will do it! hahahahahaha!
crazycanoe
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09/14/2014 08:24AM
 
Thanks Boonie for the comments! It is always fun to compare and read other reports and hear the touching and learning experiences from others.
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