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July 14 2024

Entry Point 27 - Snowbank Lake

Snowbank 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 24 miles. Access is a boat landing or canoe launch at Snowbank Lake. Many trip options for paddlers. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 8
Elevation: 1191 feet
Latitude: 47.9716
Longitude: -91.4326
Snowbank Lake - 27

Winter Camping | Lake One

by paddlefamily
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 03, 2023
Entry Point: Lake One
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 6

Trip Introduction:
We laid on the ice, snug in our sleeping bags atop layers of pads and waxed canvas. Earlier, one person had built a wind block to the south and west, shielding us from the mild-but-persistent breeze. Jupiter and Saturn had risen first from the southwest. Brilliant, blue light cast over the ground from the nearly full moon. It scattered light so well that we hardly used our headlamps. Stars sparkled and the occasional satellite shot across the sky. As I laid there under the big bowl of night, I could hardly fall asleep with so much beauty around me. This past March, I guided 5 other women on their first winter camping adventure to Lake One. For some, this was their first BW experience. Seasonally, I work as a winter camping guide and love sharing this incredible season with others. Traveling to our site by backcountry skis and toboggans, we spent a long weekend exploring the region around us. The only ones on the lake, we had total solitude and enjoyed a day-trip to the Pagami Creek drainage.

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Please enjoy my report with photos here: https://www.sokaoutdoors.com/articles/bright-days-dark-skies

 


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