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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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cooke350
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09/24/2014 11:44AM
 
New Trip Report posted by cooke350

Trip Name: Late September Phoebe Lake.

Entry Point: 38

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OldFingers57
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09/24/2014 01:34PM
 
Nice TR. You did a great job redoing the Wenonah, she looks like new again.

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” ~A.A. Milne
bapabear
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09/24/2014 07:01PM
 
I especially enjoyed this report since this was our trip in early June and it was easy to relive through your descriptions. That 287 rodder was tough on me since my back was killing me at the time.


Curious, was the skull you found on an island campsite? We found a skull zip-tied to a tree and cut it down and put it off to the side. I'd guess it stayed around and was found by lots of folks over the summer.


Great job on your canoes!


Thanks for sharing.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
cooke350
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09/25/2014 11:45AM
 
quote OldFingers57: "Nice TR. You did a great job redoing the Wenonah, she looks like new again. "

Thanks OldFingers, I used to do auto body work years ago, so that experience definitely helped in the restoration! If I keep it, I think I'll be adding keel protectors before next spring.




quote bapabear: "Curious, was the skull you found on an island campsite? We found a skull zip-tied to a tree and cut it down and put it off to the side. I'd guess it stayed around and was found by lots of folks over the summer.



Great job on your canoes!"


Yes, it was on an island. On a site up high on a point. I wanted to get a pic, but the waves were ridiculous when we came around the corner, so I didn't want to chance it. And, thank you for the compliment on the canoes. The Sundowner is pretty much done, but I didn't have much time on the Mohawk, so I still need to restore the color. I started on a small spot last night & it looks like it should buff out pretty easily :)
builditbetter22
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09/29/2014 06:56PM
 
Great report thanks

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning
salukiguy
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09/29/2014 09:52PM
 
I also did the 285 rodder both ways about 3 weeks ago. I made a note to self to bring less fishing equipment next time and maybe less of a few other things.
boonie
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10/04/2014 07:27PM
 
Thanks for the report and pictures. Glad you had a good trip.
callofthewild
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10/13/2014 07:40PM
 
Thank you for the nice report and pictures. I wish I lived closer to the BWCA so I could make it up there more often. I am jealous that you were there three times this year!!!! Happy paddling.
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