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Entry Point 38 - Sawbill Lake

Sawbill Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 25 miles. Access is a boat landing at Sawbill Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1802 feet
Latitude: 47.8699
Longitude: -90.8858
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SteveF
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08/01/2015 09:14AM
 
New Trip Report posted by SteveF

Trip Name: Alton base camp.

Entry Point: 38

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Oisinirish
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08/01/2015 07:08PM
 
Nice little tried. Thanks for sharing.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle
boonie
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08/02/2015 06:57AM
 
Sounds like a nice little trip. Maybe we'll run into each other in Sept - what's your plan?
SteveF
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08/02/2015 01:06PM
 
I'm not set on any solo route yet. Last year I did sawbill,Cherokee,town,can,brule,jack,burnt,sawbill loop. i'm open for any suggestions.
boonie
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08/03/2015 07:25PM
 
I've got a 9/23 Cross Bay (#EP #50) entry and exit 12 days later at Round Lake on Oct 4th. I'll be in Grand Marais the night before (22nd) and the 2 nights after (4th and 5th). If you're going to be around on those dates maybe we can meet for dinner or maybe lunch - I'll be on the North Shore early on the 22nd as I'll be getting into Duluth on Monday around dinner time.


How many days do you have for your solo?


There are a lot of nice trips you can take depending on time and preferences. I've done nice trips from Ely, the Sawbill Trail, and the Gunflint Trail. If you're looking for ideas, I might have some depending on your time and preferences.


A few guys had thought they might meet me for a group solo for the first couple of days, but most have had conflicts with the date, although a couple are still a possibility, albeit probably a last minute decision on their part. One may try to catch me on the tail end. You are certainly welcome to do the same if the date works for you. I've done the group solo thing with others and think it would be an interesting experience.


Briefly, my plan is a short 1st day to Snipe, then a longer 2nd day to Tuscarora via Copper and Hubbub Lakes and the Howl Swamp Portage. A couple of days later I should be on Little Saganaga and I'll assess how things are going generally, the weather, and whether to continue on.


You can email me if it looks like you might be able to meet or want some other information - just put BWCA in the subject and your "handle".


Hope you have a good one.





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