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Entry Point 45 - Morgan Lake

Morgan Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Gunflint Ranger Station near the city of Grand Marais, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 26 miles. Access is a 320-rod portage to Morgan Lake. No campsites on Morgan Lake—short portages to further lakes for campsites. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1845 feet
Latitude: 48.0008
Longitude: -90.4098
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jeepgirl
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11/01/2014 12:19PM
 
New Trip Report posted by jeepgirl

Trip Name: Second Solo.

Entry Point: 47

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boonie
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11/01/2014 01:59PM
 
Thanks for the very nice trip report, jeepgirl. I enjoyed my 2012 trip through some of the same area. I'm glad to hear that your second solo went well. It sounds like you are becoming more comfortable and confident with soloing. You may find yourself traveling a little more. I also have found myself spending more and more time writing on my solos.
bapabear
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11/01/2014 06:18PM
 
Thank you for sharing, I love reading solo trip reports and trying to pick up on how people deal with falls, storms, and other difficulties when on their own. Great job! I'm not getting any younger and reports like yours keep encouraging me to try a solo of my own while I still can.

My superhero name is TYPOMAN. Writer of wrongs.
ducks
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11/01/2014 07:51PM
 
Awesome report and thanks for sharing! I did my first solo at the end of Sept. and I can't wait for my 2nd one. I've been to the area you were in 3 times and love it. I've also stayed at Rockwood's bunkhouse a few times as well. Mike and Lin are awesome.


My wife and I were in GM from Sat. to Tue. the weekend of the Dragon Boats and watched some of the races. We walked through the campground more than once coming and going from Nelson's Travelers Rest and wish we would have seen the Jeep carrying a solo canoe w/ the flying moose sticker.

Ride EZ
jeepgirl
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11/05/2014 07:59AM
 
Ducks, we stayed at the group campsite. My Jeep was parked by the ball field.
I am planning a 9 day solo next summer. This time I will enter after the Dragon Boat races. I may even get in 2 solo trips.
I originally thought I would do a 3 day solo and get solo tripping out of my blood. Only the opposite happened. I fell in love with soloing. I like the challenge of doing everything on my own. Mostly I like being on the water. It centers me. I love how accomplished I feel even after spending 20 minutes trying to hang a bear rope.
I will solo as long as I am able.
jcavenagh
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11/06/2014 10:50AM
 
"My teeth are clean and I have dry feet!" Classic wilderness statement! Love it!
(Can I use that one?)

LNT - The road to success is always under construction. http://hikingillinois.blogspot.com/
cowdoc
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11/06/2014 03:10PM
 
We were on Gaskin the night of the storm also. Quite a night! Glad you solo'd through it unscathed. Nice job.
(which campsite were you on?)

"What could happen?"
jeepgirl
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11/07/2014 06:56AM
 
cowdoc. I was on the island site just up from the portage from Horseshoe lake. It is a beautiful site. lots of trees for hammock hanging, easy landing spot and the potty is close by.
FISHMAN3
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02/07/2015 09:49PM
 
Thinking about solo so good to hear you had the fortitude. I agree with being centered on the water dad past year ago still feel his present
Spartan2
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02/08/2015 06:17AM
 
What an interesting trip report! You are a brave woman, and it sounds like a great trip. Thanks for posting it.
callofthewild
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02/08/2015 04:26PM
 
A really nice report. My buddy and I were in Grand Marais that Saturday and watched some of the races. We were heading up the trail towards Round Lake as we were going in for a week thru Brant Lake.


Thanks for sharing.


Happy Paddling.
Gunflinter
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03/06/2015 10:17AM
 
I had time to read a few trip reports and I'm glad I picked yours. I've soloed a few times and it is definitely a different feeling. I've watched the Dragon Races once and wondered who those crazy people were.

God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure. Eric Liddell
jeepgirl
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03/13/2015 09:46AM
 
Soloing is awesome. I have 2 planned this summer. Dragon Boat racing is addictive. Once you paddle a dragon boat with 20 other people, you will never stop. It is the longest 2 minutes ever and the most rewarding.
Rob Johnson
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03/13/2015 11:49PM
 
Nice report. Thanks for sharing.


Lots of soloists mention ear plugs for the night time Hebbie Jebbies. I am either very naïve or so exhausted it doesn't matter. Your downed tree experience has me convinced to skip the ear plugs when solo. Now...bunking with a snoring buddy...that's another matter altogether...

I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody. Lily Tomlin
Elydog
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03/27/2015 08:30AM
 
You rock. Glad you find time to iron out the wrinkles in your soul.
HighnDry
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04/03/2015 07:51PM
 
quote jeepgirl: "Soloing is awesome. I have 2 planned this summer. Dragon Boat racing is addictive. Once you paddle a dragon boat with 20 other people, you will never stop. It is the longest 2 minutes ever and the most rewarding. "


We are going in that route (my family) over Memorial Day. Might even attempt the 96-rod pp to Gaskin. We'll look for that rock on Caribou :) too!


Thanks for the report!

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
neutroner
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04/03/2015 09:06PM
 
Nice report. thanks for sharing your trip.
HangLoose
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04/05/2015 06:56PM
 
Nice report. After 25+ years of tandem tripping, I am planning my first solo for early June in that same area. Now I'm worried about "night creepers". Thanks a lot.
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