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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: 5
Elevation: 1348 feet
Latitude: 48.1230
Longitude: -92.0991
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TeacherTraveler
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10/07/2014 08:29AM
 
New Trip Report posted by TeacherTraveler

Trip Name: Crooked Lake Loop.

Entry Point: 20

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cyclones30
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10/07/2014 08:38AM
 
Neither link in either post works for me.
wrestlencanoe
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10/07/2014 09:04AM
 
I found it here Crooked Lake Loop
Excellent write up and great pictures, thanks for posting.
Savage Voyageur
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10/07/2014 09:05AM
 
Sorry but you need to fix your links.

"So many lakes, so little time." WWJD
Mocha
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10/07/2014 10:04AM
 
thanks for that report and the photos. the morning photo of your sleeping pads on the rock is great. there is really something special about finding the right tripping partner for the trip. would your normal group have appreciated, enjoyed or been on board for this trip ... the way it twisted and turned almost every day?
paddlefamily
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10/07/2014 10:34AM
 
I've been to most of the same areas you've paddled in. I think it's cool you paddled during the dark. I've done that before and it is a unique experience-I enjoyed it too. You're photos were well done. So where to, next year?
boonie
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10/07/2014 08:10PM
 
Thank you for your interesting, well-written, and well-illustrated report. I enjoyed it very much.


I began the process of "simplifying" several years ago for the same reasons you cited. A big impetus for that was solo trips where there is no one else to share the load or the chores. "Cooking" dehydrated foods in a pouch and eating them out of the bag was one of the first changes. I haven't fished in two years now, which saves a fair amount of weight even on just a minimal kit. I haven't pitched a tent with just a tarp over it, but September trips aren't as conducive to that generally.


Thanks for taking the time to share your new experience and thoughts.
cyclones30
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10/08/2014 09:40AM
 
Very nice report. What days were you up there? We were on Crooked and Fourtown/Gun in mid-late August this year. Crooked was great, Fourtown was very busy. We had rain during the day a couple times so I'm guessing they weren't the same weeks....
SaganagaJoe
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10/31/2014 12:01PM
 
I love your attitude towards a challenge and an experience. Admirable.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
HangLoose
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04/23/2015 09:39PM
 
Very inspirational.
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