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Entry Point 47 - Lizz & Swamp Lakes

Lizz and Swamp Lakes 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 34 miles. Access from Poplar Lake by 51-rod portage to Lizz Lake and 100-rod portage into Swamp Lake only. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1864 feet
Latitude: 48.0420
Longitude: -90.4998
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x2jmorris
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05/22/2015 04:42PM
 
New Trip Report posted by x2jmorris

Trip Name: Cold Vista.

Entry Point: 47

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“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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SaganagaJoe
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05/22/2015 09:55PM
 
Good times with bro, love it. Is your brother hooked?

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
ducks
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05/23/2015 08:22AM
 
Yes, is he hooked?


Nice report and thanks for sharing. I've entered from Poplar a few times because I love the small skinny lakes from Horseshoe to Omega but still have not made it to Vista. Always afraid of getting to Vista to find the southern site taken and then have to backtrack out again. On my list of possible trips for my solo this year is entering at Morgan and exiting at Lizz. First night I'd stay on Vista if that site is open.

Ride EZ
x2jmorris
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05/23/2015 08:56AM
 
Yes he is hooked now. He is already talking about going again in september.

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
MNLindsey80
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05/25/2015 09:17PM
 
Great report! We too were there last week in the snow - but over on the Ely side. I wanted to get more pictures of the snow - but was too cold to take pictures as well. ;-)

“The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” - Nancy Newhall
HangLoose
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05/25/2015 09:57PM
 
Thanks for the report. I'm heading up to that area in less than two weeks. Not looking forward to the flooded portwge but at least I won't be surprised now.
boonie
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05/27/2015 08:24PM
 
Thanks for the report of your brother's first trip - it sounds like he (and you) enjoyed it. Maybe I'll make it to Vista one of these days.
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