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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: 7
Elevation: 1653 feet
Latitude: 47.8390
Longitude: -91.1036
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Jaywalker
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08/07/2016 09:24AM
 
New Trip Report posted by Jaywalker

Trip Name: Lady Chain Solo with Dog: Report and Video.

Entry Point: 38

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Jaywalker
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08/07/2016 09:24AM
 
The report got a bit wordy! Here is a 5 minute Youtube video.
boonie
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08/07/2016 10:46AM
 
I enjoyed your trip report and video. Your dog made me laugh - reminded me of my daughter's old dog.


I have always heard that the longer portage is easier than the two short ones there; kind of surprised you didn't try it on the way back.


After quite a few solo trips, and longer ones, I've learned how to keep the food weight closer to what I actually eat. Early on I think I took twice what I ate :). And that would weigh a lot extra on a 12-day trip.


Thanks for the report and video - the Lady Chain is on my to-do list. The Louse River too.
cowdoc
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08/07/2016 01:08PM
 
What a great canoe partner. He looks like a good tripper. Your new ride looks nice!

"What could happen?"
ducks
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08/09/2016 09:44AM
 
Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Ride EZ
muddyfeet
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08/19/2016 04:35PM
 
Nice report. That area is on my list at some point. I love the adventurous attitude of "I need a permit, what's open?" That is a pretty boat, I bet it is hard to 'break it in' with a few scratches. Thanks for packing out found trash- not everyone would do that.

"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
Jaywalker
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08/26/2016 04:47PM
 
quote muddyfeet: "That is a pretty boat, I bet it is hard to 'break it in' with a few scratches."


That nerve that sparks whenever we hit a 'just below the surface' rock was especially sensitive for me on this trip, but I worked past it pretty fast. I remember as a kid when I got my first pair of good downhill skis going out on the hill and doing all I could keep them new. I was miserable trying to protect them. Finally some other kid ran right across them leaving big scratched across the face. I was mad for 5 minutes, then went on to have a lot of fun the rest of the day. It's gonna get scratched....its not worth being miserable again.


SteveF
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08/27/2016 07:28PM
 
What's the brand of your dog pack.
Jaywalker
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08/28/2016 06:26PM
 
quote SteveF: " What's the brand of your dog pack. "Mountainsmith. I've used their lumbar packs for 15 years as camera bags and swear by they. My dogs pack is I think a size M which seemed right when I got it for him at age 1-1/2. Now slightly larger would do. He doesn't carry all his own food, but usually about 5-6 days worth.
phisherman
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08/30/2016 07:55AM
 
Loved the video! The quality of the video was superb...it seemed like it was super hd...great looking paddling partner! Thanks for sharing.

"Think, think, think!" W.T.P.
Jaywalker
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08/30/2016 04:38PM
 
quote phisherman: "Loved the video! The quality of the video was superb...it seemed like it was super hd...great looking paddling partner! Thanks for sharing."Thanks, Phisherman. I was pleased with how it turned out. It was shot with a Sony ActionCam AS30v on 1080/60 hd.
ducks
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09/30/2016 06:52AM
 
Hey Jaywalker. It was great meeting you at Wingnight. Funny how you knew exactly who I was when I said Regent looks just like my dog :)

Ride EZ
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