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April 02 2020

Entry Point 24 - Fall Lake

Fall Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 7 miles. "Access is a boat landing at Fall Lake. Several trip options to Newton, Basswood, & Mud Lakes with additionalportages." This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1324 feet
Latitude: 47.9527
Longitude: -91.7213
"This trip will be taking off from Fall Lake up through Newton Falls portage onto Pipestone Bay campsites. 3 day, 2 night trip into the wilderness.

Bummer in the BW

by Hawk777
Trip Report

Entry Date: June 19, 2019
Entry Point: Fall Lake
Number of Days: 2
Group Size: 2

Trip Introduction:
Mistakes were made.

Day 1 of 2

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Day 2 of 2

Thursday, June 20, 2019

I had a 5 day camping/fishing trip planned but had to leave 2 days in. I cut my hand pretty bad with an axe. It was my fault and I wasn’t careful as I should have been. It was pretty deep and required medical attention right away. I didn’t bring a first aid kit which I regret. My buddy wrapped it with cloth to stop the bleeding. My muscle was showing due to how deep wound was but was able to stop the bleeding with a tight wrapped cloth. Unfortunately, the accident happened at about 6 pm so I had no choice but to wait over night until daylight. My hand was useless but we still had to portage out a few miles in which 2 portages were to be done. I had no choice but to carry canoe over head with one good hand. Plus all my gear. It was challenging but after 6 hrs I made it back. I’ll definitely bring a first aid kit on my next trip. 


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