BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog
March 30 2020
Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1554 feet
Magnetic Lake - 57
Granite River Aug 2004
August 21, 2004
Seagull Lake (54)
Number of Days:
After spending the night in the Church Parking lot in the car in Duluth (there was no room in any motels in Duluth) I showed up at Seagull Outfitters at the end of the Gunfling Trail, dressed in a tie. Debbie said we were the first group ever to come to her store in a tie. We spent the night in the bunk house and had a quick start breakfast waiting for us when we checked in.
We started out by getting our food and personal gear loaded into the trailer for the trip to the put in place on Gunflint Lake. We crossed Gunflint Lake and passed into Magnetic Lake. Our compass worked just fine, and we passed the pretty cabins at the north end of the lake.
We continued through a total of four portages and camped on Clove Lake. The last portage was very tough, 100 rods, and the only available camp was next to the portage. We never did find the latrine.
We loaded up and headed on to the Granite River. By the time we had passed through a total of 5 portages, we were ready to camp. We found a great spot at Devils Elbow. The
This was hang around camp day. The boys played in the lake, and staged their own Olympics. The dads went to the other side of the island and fished and picked blue berries.