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Entry Point 37 - Kawishiwi Lake

Kawishiwi Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Isabella; Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 33 miles. Access is a boat landing at Kawishiwi Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 9
Elevation: 1653 feet
Latitude: 47.8390
Longitude: -91.1036
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lindylair
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07/26/2015 11:08AM
 
New Trip Report posted by lindylair

Trip Name: Malberg area basecamp trip.

Entry Point: 37

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jswamp
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07/26/2015 12:04PM
 
sounds like a great trip - enjoy your pictures they are very nice.
SaganagaJoe
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07/26/2015 09:06PM
 
Great trip, glad you finally found the eyes.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
ducks
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07/27/2015 10:01AM
 
Nicely done. Thanks and I will be there soon.


You really know how to use the camera!

Ride EZ
Thwarted
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07/28/2015 08:09PM
 
Thanks for the tour. I agree that 8 days is too short.
boonie
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07/29/2015 09:07PM
 
Thanks for the report, Lindy - I was wondering how it would go for you guys. I also found it interesting to travel through the edge of the burn, especially since the whole thing wasn't totally burned. Your picture of the river travel at the end (beginning) shows that; I really enjoyed that part of the paddle myself. I think there was more variety of color in Sept when I went on the portages through the burn area than I see in your picture. I don't care for the beach campsites either, although lots of people seem to like them; I prefer elevated sites, which a lot of people seem to not like. And I definitely agree that an 8-day trip is much better than one about half that, especially for someone who has a long drive. When I used to try to cram one in between two weekends of long travel, I used to feel like my trip just started when I had to start heading out. Trips of 7,8,9 days are definitely better for getting into the flow of the trip. I'm doing 12 days this fall and really looking forward to that. Glad you guys enjoyed your trip.
Doughboy12
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07/30/2015 07:28AM
 
Thanks boonie...!
I think we will do another trip next year of at least 10 days...If the wives allow it.

I'm just here to give my opinion...If you don't like it, ignore it.
nmillette
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08/10/2015 12:25PM
 
Thanks for the report. We are headed up Wed. We do a similar route/trip but camp on Polly every year. We've found it to be better fishing than Mallberg. How was the water between Kiwishiwi and Kowschong? last year the beavers had really dried up the creek. Thanks.
Doughboy12
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08/11/2015 05:24PM
 
quote nmillette: "Thanks for the report. We are headed up Wed. We do a similar route/trip but camp on Polly every year. We've found it to be better fishing than Mallberg. How was the water between Kiwishiwi and Kowschong? last year the beavers had really dried up the creek. Thanks. "


Water was flowing nicely...water lilies were the only concern...and the wind. Up stream against the wind on the way home...;-)

I'm just here to give my opinion...If you don't like it, ignore it.
ducks
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08/21/2015 07:27PM
 
quote nmillette: "Thanks for the report. We are headed up Wed. We do a similar route/trip but camp on Polly every year. We've found it to be better fishing than Mallberg. How was the water between Kiwishiwi and Kowschong? last year the beavers had really dried up the creek. Thanks. "


Did you end up on Polly? How was the trip?


I went all the way to Malberg on Tuesday (day before you) and spent 2 nights there before heading back towards the ep. It was TH morning at 9:00 and only 1 site was open on Polly at the northern end and it was because a group had just left. I hung out at the site for a bit planning to stay but got greedy and thought I'd see if I could find something better or even on the southern end of the lake to cut distance for the next morning. Well......... all sites were taken so I decided I didn't want to go all the way back to the North end of the lake so I kept moving forward and went all the way back to Kawishiwi and spent my last night there.

Ride EZ
ducks
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08/21/2015 07:33PM
 
Hey lindylair and Doughboy12... look at the difference a month makes comparing these 2 pics to the ones in your report

Ride EZ
cowdoc
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08/26/2015 07:31PM
 
and yet another shot from Memorial Day



I have no pic of the portage, but it was mid calf deep

"What could happen?"
Doughboy12
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08/31/2015 04:47PM
 
Nice ducks and cowdoc... Amazing how that changes.
How was the start of the last one into Polly...?
Seems that one could be hit or miss with water levels.

I'm just here to give my opinion...If you don't like it, ignore it.
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