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Entry Point 37 - Kawishiwi Lake

Kawishiwi Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Isabella; Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 33 miles. Access is a boat landing at Kawishiwi Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1653 feet
Latitude: 47.8390
Longitude: -91.1036
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tnthekids
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08/24/2014 09:29PM
 
New Trip Report posted by tnthekids

Trip Name: Sawbill EP38 to Phoebe (the lazy route) - August 2014.

Entry Point: 38

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"It's never too late to be who you might have been." – George Eliot
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cyclones30
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08/24/2014 09:55PM
 
Thanks for sharing, sounds like you guys had a good time. We were out from the 17th to the 23rd and got rained on a couple times with a few other days of mist. Good to hear it wasn't all over the BW.


inspector13
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08/25/2014 01:38PM
 

I’m not sure what type of plant that is but that looks like a phyllody or frondescence to me.


Thwarted
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08/25/2014 08:53PM
 
I think it is too cool for a group of three women to go camping in the BWCA. KUDOS.
cooke350
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08/26/2014 11:22AM
 
Thanks for the report! We're going from Sawbill to Phoebe in a few weeks, so it was nice to read about what to expect on the portages!
tnthekids
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08/26/2014 12:53PM
 
quote Thwarted: "I think it is too cool for a group of three women to go camping in the BWCA. KUDOS. "
Thanks! There are actually 4 of us, spanning 3 generations, with none of us related. We have so much fun! Already planning for next year!

"It's never too late to be who you might have been." – George Eliot
boonie
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08/27/2014 08:54PM
 
Thanks for the report and pictures. Glad you had a good trip. The Lady Chain is on my list of places to go.
cooke350
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08/28/2014 03:29PM
 
tnthekids, can you tell me if the waterfall along the 85 rod portage is easy to find?
hwdhusky
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03/29/2017 10:32AM
 
We took a loop out of Sawbill a few years ago and went through that same chain of lakes. The day we pushed off had a very ominous look and feel. We wanted to push through to Phoebe the first day. I remember going across Alton thinking the skies were getting heavier. We met another group at the portage into Beth. They suggested we get our rain suits ready. We had them in the top of the packs so we had them out and ready. It wasn't 2 paddle strokes into Beth that a light drizzle started. Then out of now where a big flash of lightning scared you know what out of us. As soon as the thunder stopped it seemed like someone had turned a garden hose on in our canoe. It was raining so heavy I could literally see the water rising in the canoe. We started pushing hard for the first campsite we saw. I am sure my mind has expanded upon the experience but by the time we reached the first site that was open we hopped out and got what gear we could into the shelter of the tress while we started hanging tarps. That was sure a wet start to our trip. At the moment I'm sure it was downer but my friend and I always have a good time remember that start to that trip.


It really is a blessing when you can have calm waters and not many issues with bugs and weather when you are in the BWCA. I am always thankful for those times.


Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.
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