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Entry Point 16 - Moose/Portage River (North of Echo Trail)

Moose/Portage River (north) entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 27 miles. Access is a 160-rod portage heading North from the Echo Trail.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1348 feet
Latitude: 48.1230
Longitude: -92.0991
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Slough
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09/28/2016 12:07PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Slough

Trip Name: Wolf sighting between Oyster and Hustler.

Entry Point: 16

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paddlefamily
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09/28/2016 04:03PM
 
Thanks for sharing. Interesting story about the wolf - curious behavior. I've heard a pack howling at night in that area in the past.


That's generally a popular route and since I've been going up there for a long time, I've started to see more people during the fall. My first trip in early Sept almost 20 years ago was in the area you were and we didn't see anyone until Nina Moose Lake (we entered at LIS north). We've moved our trips to later in Sept and have had better luck having more solitude. That said, the weather can be variable. We've had sleet/cold or 70's and sunny.

I just did a 7 day solo out of Sawbill, north towards the Louse River area and saw 6 people the entire time. All campsites were open and I didn't see those people for a span of 3 days. That said, I took a 460 rod portage the first day into my trip and those can deter people from tripping to that area.

Best wishes on your next fall adventure!
boonie
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09/28/2016 06:21PM
 
Thanks for sharing that - odd behavior indeed. I'll echo paddlefamily somewhat - long portages and a second day of travel will thin the herd considerably.
missmolly
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09/28/2016 07:09PM
 
I love hearing wolves. I was once camped on an island between two packs howling from each shore, with pups yipping too.

I will paddle eternal, Kevlar and carbon.
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