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July 24 2024

Entry Point 6 - Slim Lake

Slim Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 23 miles. Access is a 90-rod portage to Slim Lake Portages to three additional lakes.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1210 feet
Latitude: 47.9958
Longitude: -91.9599
Slim Lake - 6

2017 5 days Mudro to Fall

by Alisdairmartin
Trip Report

Entry Date: June 30, 2017
Entry Point: Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 4

Trip Introduction:
I created short videos of the trip on Youtube.

Report


I'm a passionate BWCA'er - I usually have 2 short trips per year. This one was a 5 day trip from Mudro to Fall at the end of June 2017 with a group of four.

The trip started with bad, cold weather on day 1. Great paddling down some rapids on day 2. Waterfalls, cooking and fishing on day 3. On day four we had a dangerous capsize near Wheelbarrow Falls and we also rescued a party who had capsized and been dragged down Nestor Falls! In the early hours of day 5 be had a bear in our camp! It was a terrific adventure. I made short videos with a voiceover and posted to youtube:

DAY 1: https://youtu.be/ZOSf3kBRJ6I DAY 2: https://youtu.be/cwh5Q4SKyCY DAY 3: https://youtu.be/tW99iiEH-ks DAY 4: https://youtu.be/HJ5Oe_XYMNQ DAY 5: https://youtu.be/jAffQLbf-hw

I used some amazing new gear on this trip that really added value to the experience. I'm no expert but I'm very happy to share experiences and ideas with anyone who is interested.

 


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