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June 17 2024

Entry Point 50 - Cross Bay Lake

Cross Bay Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Gunflint Ranger Station near the city of Grand Marais, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 45 miles. Access is thru the Cross River with two portages to Ham Lake and a 24-rod portage to Cross Bay Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1670 feet
Latitude: 48.0760
Longitude: -90.8222
Cross Bay Lake - 50

7 Day Solo Missing Link, Snipe, Rib, Cherokee, Frost, Snipe and out.

by Shug
Trip Report

Entry Date: July 10, 2022
Entry Point: Missing Link Lake
Exit Point: Cross Bay Lake (50)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 1

Trip Introduction:
Second Ever Solo Trip

Report


Just did my second ever solo but this time for a 7 days. Such a time. Had a stellar moose encounter. Love those short backpacking trips they call portages whilst wearing a canoe as a hat. Rented a Northstar Magic canoe at Rockwood. Bunked at Tuscarora first night. Lively wee canoe. Great to meet Andy at Tuscarora. What a scrumptious breakfast. Route was from Missing Link to Snipe (favorite lake!) to Cross Bay, Rib, Lower George, Karl, Long Island, Gordon, Cherokee then back. Slept in Superior Hammock Starlite Elite, JRB 40º Shenandoah Ultralite TQ, Wilderness Logics 40º UQ. Superior Gear Shelter. First time using it and really liked it! Slept deeply. Paddled goodly. Fished poorly. Ate majestically. Whooooooo Buddy))))) Shug

Part 1 of Video: https://youtu.be/_QV-Ltk9zDA

 


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