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June 20 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!

Crooked Lake Loop

by TeacherTraveler
Trip Report

Entry Date: August 20, 2013
Entry Point: Angleworm Lake
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 2

Trip Introduction:
A long loop through Crooked Lake. I tried posting yesterday but had a problem with the link. My apologies! This one will work!

Day 1 of 5


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A friend and I finally got up to Crooked Lake. Our trip was full of first time experiences, and we wish to pass those on for you! I wrote this whole article up, complete with pictures. I will just link it here, since I took the time to format it nicely on another page. This way it is available to viewers beyond this blog. I took my time and put tons of route information and pictures.

http://middleclassruminations.blogspot.com/2014/10/boundary-waters-canoe-area-crooked-lake.html

Or try here Crooked Lake Loop

 



Day 2 of 5


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

 



Day 3 of 5


Thursday, August 22, 2013

 



Day 4 of 5


Friday, August 23, 2013

 



Day 5 of 5


Saturday, August 24, 2013

 


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