BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog

November 18 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

Portage clearing trip 2016/ LIS North

by PortageKeeper
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 09, 2016
Entry Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 8

Trip Introduction:
About 6 months in the planning, 8 people volunteered and all 8 saw it through.

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Just a quick report to say that we had a successful portage clearing trip in the Shell Lake area. All types of weather including heat, cold, rain and snow, and lots of wind.

Tools used... 6 Fiskars Pruning Stiks (these were used lots and lots) 4 Irwin 15" saws 1 46" crosscut saw 1 Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe

Portages that we cleaned up... EP14/LIS river north, Elm portage, U. Pauness/L. Pauness both the 9r and the 40r,  L. Pauness/Shell, Devils Cascade, Shell/Heritage, Heritage/E. Loon Bay, Shell/L. Shell, Lynx/Agawato, Lynx/Heritage, Lynx/Ruby.

We also carried in 2 new fire grates for replacement.

Many thanks to the volunteers... Steve (SEA) Larry (Nibi Mocs) Jeff P. Jeff (JD) Mike (McSweem) Mike (Swimswithloons) Bruce (Pinesap)

 


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