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June 21 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

A Week Solo June 19-25

by Shug
Trip Report

Entry Date: June 19, 2023
Entry Point: Missing Link Lake
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 1

Trip Introduction:
Whooooo Buddy)))) Shug

Report


Drove the Jeep up to Tuscarora Lodge for a night in the Bunkhouse on Father's Day. Was loaned a solo canoe that I picked up in Grand Marais. Even got to sit and watch the Formula 1 Race while sitting in my Bunkhouse. Got up early and piddled about, had a fantastic French Toast breakfast at the lodge and got on my way. The day I made camp on Gillis Lake there were lots of floatplanes taking off and coming back and taking off. Then a chopper came in early eve and dropped off a large net. (all on my video P.2) It had a rubber Zodiac raft in it. So I knew something unfortunate was happening. Ended up hearing the next day of the 18 year old drowning in the bay on Gillis going to Fern Lake. Tragic. It was a week of brilliant sunshine, wind and warmth. Then chill, rain and wind. Glad I packed the warm stuff I was second guessing. Had to improvise some fixes with a broken canoe yoke. Boy Scouts prepared me! Whooooo Buddy)))) Shug

(Having some trouble getting the links to work) VIDEOS PART 1...https://youtu.be/9fgmtkVdRhs

PART 2....https://youtu.be/1qqjM6S9jSE

PART 3...to come

 


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