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May 19 2019

Entry Point 23 - Mudro Lake

Mudro 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 19 miles. Three accesses into Mudro Lake involve portages ranging from 20–185 rods.Easiest access is from private la nd with parking fee.

Number of Permits per Day: 6
Elevation: 1166 feet
Latitude: 48.0356
Longitude: -91.8301
On the Water- Monday July 20th-
On the water late considering how far we need to go today. Up the Horse river to the falls by 6pm. Started raining and NO campsites available. Mudrow-Alruss-Tin can Mike-Horse Lake-Horse River-Basswood. 13 miles by water. (not counting portages)

Tuesday July 21st-
Rain all night, all morning and all day. Went north by petroglyphs, table rock and the the Crocked Lake Narrows across Thursday bay to campsite. Basswood-Crooked Lake-Wednesday Bay-Thursday Bay. 11 miles in the rain.

Wednesday July 22nd-
Up early and calm winds to take advantage of, considering the big water we have to cross. Found beaver dam to lift over and did a portage from hell between Pandos lake and Chippewa Lake. VERY steep and slippery after rain. Many mud holes. Then the mile portage after Wagosh Lake to Gun Lake. Never saw another soul in a canoe or campsite the entire day! Thursday bay-Friday Bay-Pandos Lake-Chippewa Lake-Wagosh lake-Gun Lake. 11 miles by water.

Thursday July 23rd-
Finally had a dry night. got everything dry!!! A few portages today to Fourtown Lake campsite. Easy day by comparison. Gun Lake-Fairy Lake-Boot Lake-Fourtown Lake. 6 miles. Put the long miles at the first of the week for a buffer for contingencies!

Friday July 24th-
Last day. Stormed last night bad. A few portages today with one bad one between Fourtown Lake and Mudrow lake. To entry point by 1pm. Ready for a hot shower! 4 miles

45 miles by water
13 miles by portage (3 trips each)
58 miles total.

July 2009 Trip 3

by sposka
Trip Report

Entry Date: July 25, 2009
Entry Point: Mudro Lake
Number of Days: 2
Group Size: 2

Trip Introduction:

Day 1 of 2

Saturday, July 25, 2009 Mudro Lake, Fourtown Lake Drove to Mudro entry. As soon as we got out of the car it started to rain. Shortly after it stopped raining and sun came out. We had rain showers the rest of the day. Neat paddle along creek to Mudro. Tough to find portage out of Mudro to Fourtown. Portage was rocky and wet from rain. Started to pour rain at the end of the first portage so covered packs with canoe. Went back along portage to wait for rain to clear. Continued to long portage between Mudro and Fourtown. Difficult due to length, mud, rocks, and steepness. Rocks were very slippery from the rain. Pressed onto last portage. One fothe more difficult landings into Fourtown. Steep rock face decends 15-20 feet to the water. I was tired because I carried the canoe and pack at the same time. Selected first campsite found on Fourtown. Riley found TP and diarehha in the woods! We covered it with rocks but he liked to keep getting into it. Quickly set up tent and tarp (since the rainfly was sent back to Sierra Designs for repairs) before next wave of rain. Latrine was hard to find. Took naps until rain moved out. Boiled hot dogs and lipton noodles for dinner. Watched great sunset. Mudro Lake, Fourtown Lake


Day 2 of 2

Sunday, July 26, 2009 Mudro Lake, Fourtown Lake Got up and took pictures at sunrise. Ate granola and vanilla pudding and blueberries. Fished and caught pike after a few follow-ups and lost my Rapala husky jerk. Later saw that pike surface to throw lure? Christy caught smallmouth and released it herself. Packed up and headed back to Mudro. 4 canoes going across first portage! Caught up to group of 4 canoes going back to Mudro. 


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