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Entry Point 12 - Little Vermilion Lake

Little Vermilion Lake (Crane Lake) entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (Unlimited max). This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Cook, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 45 miles. Enter from Crane Lake. Note: Not the entry point to use for Trout Lake (#1)

Number of Permits per Day: 6
Elevation: 1150 feet
Latitude: 48.2995
Longitude: -92.4268
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Shug
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07/03/2015 09:38PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Shug

Trip Name: Sioux Hustler Area Voyage.

Entry Point: 14

Click Here to View Trip Report

This is way more of a VIDEO REPORT....
ViDEO Canoe Voyage with Shug, Alex and Strung Out

Canoe Voyage in BWCA with Shug, Alex and Strung Out PART 2

The rest of the sojourn......
A huge and dee-licious burger at the end at Stoney Ridge Resort Cafe in Ely, MN. Over 50 burgers on the menu. Really! http://www.stonyridgeresort.com
Thanks for watching this long production.
Shug

Canoe Voyage in BWCA with Shug, Alex and Strung Out PART 2

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
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520eek
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07/03/2015 11:37PM
 
Love the video! I enjoyed watching it very much....thank you!

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it!
bwcasolo
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07/04/2015 06:46AM
 
that was great! loved the underwater, canoe passing shots.
HappyHuskies
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07/04/2015 07:08AM
 
Another great video and great improvisation with the birch "sunglasses". Thanks for sharing!
bhouse46
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07/04/2015 07:57AM
 
A nice mix of what makes the BWCA what it is. I, too, enjoyed the under water shots. Your video and editing and being to goof you are sure makes for a nice start to my morning.
Did I notice something in the back of Alex's kayak during the portage at about 15 minutes?
Shug
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07/04/2015 08:24AM
 
quote 520eek: "Love the video! I enjoyed watching it very much....thank you!"
It was wonderful and thankee.


quote bwcasolo: "that was great! loved the underwater, canoe passing shots.
"

The minute we got there I had that shot on my mind. Mucho thanks for watching.


quote HappyHuskies: "Another great video and great improvisation with the birch "sunglasses". Thanks for sharing!"
They only took a few minutes to make and did the job. Think I freaked some passing conoers out! Mucho obligato.


quote bhouse46: "A nice mix of what makes the BWCA what it is. I, too, enjoyed the under water shots. Your video and editing and being to goof you are sure makes for a nice start to my morning.
Did I notice something in the back of Alex's kayak during the portage at about 15 minutes? "

Yessir....he likes a wee bit of the Kickapoo Joy Juice at camp.

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
520eek
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07/04/2015 03:43PM
 
What kind of chairs are you guys using?


I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it!
TomT
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07/04/2015 06:17PM
 
Awesome as always. Glad you finally got to sample some wet feet joy. Can't wait for part 2 !

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
jcavenagh
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07/04/2015 10:09PM
 
Welcome to the wet side, Young Anikin!

LNT - The road to success is always under construction. http://hikingillinois.blogspot.com/
Shug
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07/04/2015 10:23PM
 
Canoe Voyage in BWCA with Shug, Alex and Strung Out PART 2 ......
The rest of the sojourn......
A huge and dee-licious burger at the end at Stoney Ridge Resort Cafe in Ely, MN. Over 50 burgers on the menu. Really! http://www.stonyridgeresort.com
Thanks for watching this long production.
Shug


Canoe Voyage in BWCA with Shug, Alex and Strung Out PART 2

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
Shug
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07/04/2015 10:26PM
 
quote 520eek: "What kind of chairs are you guys using?
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Mine was a Stansport 17 ounce stool. Alex's is a Monarch Chair. REI.
Strung Out's is his own concept. One of a kind.
Shug

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
AndySG
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07/05/2015 08:24AM
 

Gotta love a Video trip report. Great job Shug. Thanks Buddy!
520eek
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07/05/2015 09:57AM
 
Thanks for the second video! Fun to watch!

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it!
Shug
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07/05/2015 10:01AM
 
quote TomT: "Awesome as always. Glad you finally got to sample some wet feet joy. Can't wait for part 2 !"
Oh yes...next time I need dry camp shoes!


quote jcavenagh: "Welcome to the wet side, Young Anikin!"
The soggy side was brilliant for this over-the-hill Anikin.


quote AndySG: "
Gotta love a Video trip report. Great job Shug. Thanks Buddy!"

I am lazy and abhor typing! Thankee.


quote 520eek: "Thanks for the second video! Fun to watch!"
Appreciate you veiwing. Hard to shoot bad video up there as all is enchanting.

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
neutroner
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07/05/2015 06:03PM
 
Nice, love the loon. Wish I could capture my trips like your able too. Better than words.
Shug
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07/05/2015 10:48PM
 
quote neutroner: "Nice, love the loon. Wish I could capture my trips like your able too. Better than words."
Watching that loon was a backwoods highlight for sure.

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
TomT
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07/07/2015 06:26AM
 
Gotta say the editing is really good on this. You sure have some tricks up your sleeve and I for the life of me don't know how you accomplished the underwater wiew of the sun being blotted out by the two boats passing over. Was that just lucky or what?


Also the canoe flip and talking while portaging. I've done that for one of my reports and it's tough. Especially getting shots of you walking away down the trail then having to retrieve the camera. That's tiring stuff man and I applaud your efforts. Love the music too.


Hope you get in the water up there again sometime. It's a magical place. Try Quetico for more remote, solitudely fun. Bring some camp shoes though. :) Oh, and 2 pair of glasses are a must. I hope you kept your lone ranger mask for a keepsake. That was hilarious.




"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Shug
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07/07/2015 08:13AM
 
quote TomT: "Gotta say the editing is really good on this. You sure have some tricks up your sleeve and I for the life of me don't know how you accomplished the underwater wiew of the sun being blotted out by the two boats passing over. Was that just lucky or what?



Also the canoe flip and talking while portaging. I've done that for one of my reports and it's tough. Especially getting shots of you walking away down the trail then having to retrieve the camera. That's tiring stuff man and I applaud your efforts. Love the music too.



Hope you get in the water up there again sometime. It's a magical place. Try Quetico for more remote, solitudely fun. Bring some camp shoes though. :) Oh, and 2 pair of glasses are a must. I hope you kept your lone ranger mask for a keepsake. That was hilarious.



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Thankee Tom. I had a look in mind when starting this trip and think shots the whole time. Makes me view a voyage differently...for the better. I see more.
The boats passing over was one shot I had in mind but the sun in the shot was unexpected. My GoPro that I use for underwater only has no playback so it is just a guess.
The portage cam was my time to chat on video alone. Was holding the camera at first but then mounted it on a crossbar and that was so much better.
Going to retrieve camera is part of the deal and discipline. I feel you need some different angles and POVs to make the video watchable.
Quetico for sure sometime.
I did keep my birch eyeware and will use them again. Actually lighter and more comfortable than sunglasses.
Shug

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
RJB
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07/09/2015 03:59PM
 
Great Video. I've enjoyed looking at your trips on Youtube. I particularly enjoyed seeing you on the Sioux Hustler trail in October heading north toward Range Line Lake. We camped on Range Line during the tremendous storm last year and came close to being killed. We had to cut our way out down to Hustler. I laughed when I heard you say "thank you, thank you, thank you" to the Forest Service for their work on that video. We are returning in a couple weeks and will base camp on Oyster this year. I've got various age groups going with me. How difficult was the portage from Hustler to Oyster? RJB
Shug
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07/10/2015 09:05AM
 
quote RJB: "Great Video. I've enjoyed looking at your trips on Youtube. I particularly enjoyed seeing you on the Sioux Hustler trail in October heading north toward Range Line Lake. We camped on Range Line during the tremendous storm last year and came close to being killed. We had to cut our way out down to Hustler. I laughed when I heard you say "thank you, thank you, thank you" to the Forest Service for their work on that video. We are returning in a couple weeks and will base camp on Oyster this year. I've got various age groups going with me. How difficult was the portage from Hustler to Oyster? RJB "
Wow wow! That storm must have been scary and intense. Did it last long? Cutting through must have been quite a chore.
The portage fro Hustler to Oyster seems long but was fairly flat and not too bad. Though we only went from intersection of Sioux Hustler Trail and portage. Did not see it from intersection to Hustler.

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
RJB
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07/10/2015 09:56AM
 
quote Shug: "quote RJB: "Great Video. I've enjoyed looking at your trips on Youtube. I particularly enjoyed seeing you on the Sioux Hustler trail in October heading north toward Range Line Lake. We camped on Range Line during the tremendous storm last year and came close to being killed. We had to cut our way out down to Hustler. I laughed when I heard you say "thank you, thank you, thank you" to the Forest Service for their work on that video. We are returning in a couple weeks and will base camp on Oyster this year. I've got various age groups going with me. How difficult was the portage from Hustler to Oyster? RJB "
Wow wow! That storm must have been scary and intense. Did it last long? Cutting through must have been quite a chore.
The portage fro Hustler to Oyster seems long but was fairly flat and not too bad. Though we only went from intersection of Sioux Hustler Trail and portage. Did not see it from intersection to Hustler."



We were hanging on for dear life for twenty minutes of high wind and rain. I've never experienced anything quite like it. It took us 4.5 hours to cut and hack our way back to Hustler Lake. The details of the trip are in the latest Boundary Waters Journal. I've pointed several of our folks to your videos ...very entertaining, great camera work and helpful ...really appreciate it ...keep it up.
TomT
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07/11/2015 04:50PM
 
Shug, I think this might be your first trip video with no "brakefest from the hammock..." :)

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
Shug
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07/11/2015 05:49PM
 
quote TomT: "Shug, I think this might be your first trip video with no "brakefest from the hammock..." :)"
I settled for espresso and peanut butter pop tart from the hammock then got up to join the boys.
Shug

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
egknuti
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07/18/2015 09:44PM
 
I think I saw you guys on Hustler. I was camped just north of you guys. Great report!
SaganagaJoe
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07/19/2015 12:26AM
 
Great music, you like bluegrass I assume. Del McCoury anyone?

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
Shug
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07/19/2015 11:41AM
 
quote egknuti: "I think I saw you guys on Hustler. I was camped just north of you guys. Great report!"
It was a wonderful week to be up there!


quote SaganagaJoe: "Great music, you like bluegrass I assume. Del McCoury anyone? "
I do love me some bluegrass and we love to sit and oick Bluest Man in town in the wee hours at jams. We did this cut at about 2AM in my NutHut. Just jamming. Love Del)))

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
SaganagaJoe
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07/19/2015 12:56PM
 
What do you play?

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
Shug
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07/19/2015 02:48PM
 
quote SaganagaJoe: "What do you play?"
I am playing mandolin and singing lead.
Shug

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
WhiteWolf
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07/20/2015 10:42PM
 
Giddy Up!!! Welcome to the water!!!
Enjoy your videos greatly--
Thank you for your efforts in putting on such a good show.

The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.
Shug
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07/20/2015 11:53PM
 
quote WhiteWolf: "Giddy Up!!! Welcome to the water!!!
Enjoy your videos greatly--
Thank you for your efforts in putting on such a good show."

I look forward to canoe totin' again. The paddling part was good too. Mucho thanks.

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
SaganagaJoe
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07/21/2015 01:50AM
 
Wow, you make some good videos and have a well established channel. Thanks for posting here.


Did you keep the birch bark sunglasses? that was genius.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
Shug
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07/21/2015 04:23PM
 
quote SaganagaJoe: "Wow, you make some good videos and have a well established channel. Thanks for posting here.



Did you keep the birch bark sunglasses? that was genius."

Thanks. My channel has grown to over 36,000 subs and I never ask folks for thumbs up or to subscribe. I do enjoy making videos though.
Yessir....kept the glasses for sure. They were very comfy on my face. And light.
Shug

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
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