BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog
October 04 2023
Number of Permits per Day: 5
Elevation: 1166 feet
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.
Crooked Lake Falls and Fish
June 19, 2014
Mudro Lake (restricted--no camping on Horse Lake)
Number of Days:
Pictos are cool, take a look. Table Rock is a nice place to stop and imagine what it was like when a resort was there. The boys did a John Gillespie Waters and Woods dance on it. Big Current is interesting. Where Crooked Lake narrows there is a lot of current and even a little bit of rapids. Curtain Falls is another great set of falls. [paragraph break] We were all alone in Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday Bays. The fishing is good. [paragraph break]
The mile portage south of Friday Bay is not bad but the first 20 feet out of Fourtown is a bear. Logging artifacts were in the open at the Moosecamp site.
Enjoy the sunsets. [paragraph break] It was worth it to us to bring a deck of cards, a cribbage board, and a kendama. We had fun using colorful shirts as prizes for big walleye and smallmouth of the day. When buying supplies online and you need a little extra to qualify for free shipping, freeze dried ice cream sandwiches are a good choice.