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June 13 2024

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: 5
Elevation: 1348 feet
Latitude: 48.1230
Longitude: -92.0991
A favorite route offering many trip options and memorable things to see including;

World Class fishing for all four BWCA Species
Pictographs
Soaring granite hills and cliffs
Small lakes
Small rivers
Tumbling rapids and waterfalls
Wildlife, including Moose
Vistas from high points across the region if you're willing to climb. Rating Easy to Moderate. Day One. Get to EP16 off of the Echo Trail early. The initial portage is long, but well worn and smooth, sloping gently downgrade to the launch area. Load your canoe and head North. You'll be paddling with the slight current on this narrow winding river. The water is clear and make sure to tell the bowperson to watch for looming rocks!

Video - Winter Camping Adventure 2013 - Angleworm Lake

by dbjerknes
Trip Report

Entry Date: February 28, 2013
Entry Point: Angleworm Lake
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 5

Trip Introduction:
5 guys and a winter adventure!

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This will be more of a video report of our Winter Camping trip to Angleworm Lake. For the days we had highs in the mid 20's and the lowest temp for the trip was -17F. Overall we had great weather! There was a fair amount of slush under the snow but as long as you stayed on the lake trail it was fine. I wanted to show in the video that Winter Camping is not just "work" and "freezing weather", I hope that comes through. Don't get me wrong, we had plenty of work, but we also had a blast doing it. I hope you enjoy it.

 


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