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Entry Point 23 - Mudro Lake

Mudro Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 19 miles. Three accesses into Mudro Lake involve portages ranging from 20–185 rods.Easiest access is from private la nd with parking fee.

Number of Permits per Day: 6
Elevation: 1166 feet
Latitude: 48.0356
Longitude: -91.8301
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dixiepaddler
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07/13/2015 05:33PM
 
New Trip Report posted by dixiepaddler

Trip Name: My first trip to the BWCA.

Entry Point: 22

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inspector13
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07/13/2015 05:56PM
 

Sorry about the experience you had with old worn gear. Just having a faulty Thermarest the first night with no repair kit would have really made me disappointed with my outfitter. The boreal forest is less diverse species wise than other biomes.


ducks
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07/13/2015 06:16PM
 
Great report and thanks for sharing. I really liked the "what I would do differently" part of the report.


On Sat. June 13 I entered at Sawbill for my 2nd daddy/daughter trip with my 7yo and have done 3 daddy/daughter trips with my 9yo. I sure hope I am as blessed as you and still tripping with them when I'm 72 and my younger one is 35.


I hope your next BWCA trip is longer and better.

Ride EZ
Shug
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07/13/2015 11:01PM
 
Enjoyed reading your briefing. Nice to spend time that way with your daughter.
Nice fish!
Shug

Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
SaganagaJoe
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07/13/2015 11:17PM
 
I grew up in Germantown Maryland and now live in Seattle.


My first trip was also a complete outfitting. I know exactly what you are talking about here and in your other post, although I am overall very, very pleased with my experience. It pays to buy your own stuff and rent the canoe, paddles, and PFDs from the outfitter. I am now at the point where I can rent the canoe and bear barrel only. It helps that my grandparents live in Minneapolis and I can store all my stuff at their house, as well as use their car for transportation.


Now that you have taken your first trip you hopefully know you'll be coming back, so bring your own stuff and only rent what you need to. I do have to say that the complete outfittings sure are useful when you live far away and only trip once a year, especially if you are flying in from significantly out of state.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
rtallent
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07/14/2015 01:38PM
 
Enjoyed reading your report! Have met other groups with complete outfitting who remarked that they had way too much food... I guess outfitters want their clients to be able to eat really well:)
dixiepaddler
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07/14/2015 05:02PM
 
rtallent:


I really didn't take a lot of the food the outfitter supplied. I took my own and/or bought it locally the evening before we left. But I think you are right in that the snacks and "lunches" provided were overly plentiful. No way we could eat all of it.But I always take too much food anyway. I like to catch and eat fish, but sometimes the fish won't cooperate! So I take backup, especially if I have someone with me. I do a lot of one night solo trips, and quite often I will play "survivor-man", and not take any food at all. This will really focus you on your fishing! And in all honesty, it really doesn't hurt most of us to miss a meal or two. Makes coming back home more fun.
SaganagaJoe
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07/14/2015 06:59PM
 
quote rtallent: "Enjoyed reading your report! Have met other groups with complete outfitting who remarked that they had way too much food... I guess outfitters want their clients to be able to eat really well:)"


Oh my goodness yes...we had no lack of food on our complete outfitting, but hey, I'd far rather have the outfitters err on that side than the alternative.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
CityFisher74
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07/14/2015 07:17PM
 
Great read, thanks for sharing. Loved your ending sentences. I've been roughly 25 times and I think every single trip we talk about adding time the next trip. What a place.

"The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders."
Oisinirish
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07/14/2015 07:47PM
 
Sounds like a decent trip.


Ditto on the longer trip and plans. This growing up and responsibility thing? Who needs it.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle
ECpizza
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07/14/2015 10:43PM
 
Enjoyed the report.


Nothing like falling asleep to a loon lullaby.
Jarhead
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07/15/2015 10:07AM
 
Recommendation. Bourbon requires no ice. :)
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