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Entry Point 64 - East Bearskin Lake

East Bearskin Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). 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 26 miles. Motors allowed on East Bearskin Lake only. No motors on Alder and Canoe. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1471 feet
Latitude: 48.0407
Longitude: -90.3800
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jswamp
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07/05/2016 05:50PM
 
New Trip Report posted by jswamp

Trip Name: Kids First.

Entry Point: 64

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bottomtothetap
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07/05/2016 07:31PM
 
What a fun report to read. Awesome family memories!!! Congrats on making them.


Good for you for letting the boys have so much fun and doing stuff wife enjoyed as well. You can tell from reading this report though, that Dad was having the best time of all!
ducks
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07/06/2016 06:56AM
 
AWESOME!!!! I've been anxiously waiting for your report. Sounds like we have some more kids "hooked" ;). I'm looking forward to the Croc pics getting added.


Yes, Caribou Rock Trail is a doozy. When we did it with the kids at 8 and 6 we only went to the Moss Lake overlooks and back. That West Bearskin overlook is amazing isn't it!!! Last summer my wife and I went all the way to the Rose Falls/Stairway Portage and back without the kids and it took us 7 hours. We were exhausted and very glad to have the Sawyer Mini Filter in the pack because we went through a lot of water.


I'll be on Croc w/ my 11 yo duckling in a few weeks. She's pumped for some walleye.

Ride EZ
jswamp
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07/06/2016 08:00AM
 
I will get the pics from crocodile lake up as soon as possible. It was a great choice for the kids first trip. No people, pretty lake, and easy fishing. I was amazed with the amount of walleye caught. Kids enjoy small walleyes as much as the big ones. Would love to do the whole caribou rock trail and Moss lake would have been the wise choice to turn around with the kids. It is lots of paddling if you don't camp in the narrows, but it worked out great and kids do know what they like.
ducks
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07/06/2016 05:51PM
 
Yes! the kids do know what they like ;) On our daddy/daughter trips one of the rules is that they get to make the decisions about what/when/where we do unless I need to trump their decision for safety reasons and I've only had to do that once.


I'm excited about the walleye fishing and it doesn't matter to her how big they are. We are hoping the campsite with the beast is open when we get there. It's almost time to start organizing and packing gear!

Ride EZ
jswamp
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07/06/2016 07:18PM
 
Hope your trip is a success. thanks for all the tips and help - Kids and self have benefited greatly. My oldest son has improved greatly since we adopted him. He slept better on this trip than any-other time in his life - not one nightmare!! He slept in till 9 one morning. Wife and I did not know what to think. He is planning next years trip. Not to mention they have helped me - I have started going back to the VA and following through with my rehab - even scheduled to have some annoying shrapnel removed from back of head. Need to take care of self so they can continue to grow and enjoy. Life really is good. Plus I owe it to the guys I lost to show my kids the beauty of our great country.
ducks
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07/07/2016 09:54AM
 
Sounds like you are perfect for the kids and they are perfect for you. Thank you for your service to our country and sorry to hear about your guys. Take care of yourself so you can continue to give those boys the great life you and your wife are giving them.


Thanks for the pics. I love pics of kids enjoying the outdoors.

Ride EZ
muddyfeet
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08/19/2016 10:10PM
 
Great job, Dad!
I hope my kids have as much fun with it someday, too. Good to see a family out there enjoying it!

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread; places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul" -John Muir
SaganagaJoe
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08/20/2016 10:12AM
 
Thanks for the report and for your great service to our country. The North Woods has a lot of healing powers and also has a way of drawing families closer together.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
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