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December 13 2019

Entry Point 1 - Trout Lake

Trout Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Cook, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 30 miles. Access from LakeVermilion via 60-rod canoe portage or 180-rod portage that allows the use of portage wheels. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1381 feet
Latitude: 47.9144
Longitude: -92.3220
Trout Lake - 1

Extreme

by pdesigninc
Trip Report

Entry Date: September 24, 2010
Entry Point: Moose/Portage River (north)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 2

Trip Introduction:

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Campsites: Nina Moose Lake (out of desperation) and Boulder Bay

Canoe: Minnesota II, stuck once on the damn beaver dam

New equipment: Ultra-plush sleeping pad, Kokatat paddling boots

Portages: 18 total, all terrain including one mucky exit

Sustenance: Contemplation, Starfire, salmon, sulfite-free gorp, pancakes

Stuff lost or almost lost: 1 jalapeño pepper to the fire, 1 headlamp and GPS – both rescued before fading into the abyss

Ultimate scenery: Curtain Falls, Ontario, Canada

Weather: 70s to below freezing, rain and 35 mph gusts, 2 sensational days, thunderstorms and a black wall cloud returning to civilization

Wildlife: Beaver, crawfish, duck, Canadian Gray Jay, eagle, grouse, hawk, one large loon, owl (heard), Pileated Woodpecker

Wildlife not seen: MOOSE – they were all hanging out at Oyster Lake

Etcetera: Neither chased by a bear or the Canadian border control Nina Moose Lake, Agnes, Lake

 

Lakes Traveled:   Nina Moose Lake, Agnes, Lake,

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