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10/03/2019 08:02AM
New Trip Report posted by petzval

Trip Name: 2019 Long Island Lake Basecamp Solo.

Entry Point: 50

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10/03/2019 08:58AM
Thanks for the trip report. I too have done this trip with and without a trip partner. Nice pictures and I'm glad you enjoyed your time. Don't feel too bad about your navigation error. One time I stayed at that island site and had two guy paddle by and then 1/2 hour later stop at my site because all they had was a big map from a book. They too had missed the channel and really needed a decent map but they made do. Thanks again for the report.
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10/03/2019 11:07AM
Great photos! Love the moose ones!
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10/03/2019 11:09AM
Thanks for the trip report - Long Island is one of our favorite destinations. AWESOME photos of the moose. We had a mama and baby crash through the back of our site (#570) in July and eat dinner in our little bay.
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10/03/2019 12:18PM
That campsite looks like the one I spent a week on during the Famine Fire in 2006.
I was a Taskforce leader, and had 2 crews on that Island right across from your campsite, putting out the fire. The island was about 2/3 bunt over, we saved what was left.

I always wanted to go back there but have not made it back yet.
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10/03/2019 02:45PM
Great report, and fantastic photos. Love the moose sequence. I've only been to the Gunflint side once (Poplar to Winchell via Horseshoe/Gaskin this past spring), and yours is exactly the type of trip I'd like to take in the next year or two. Thanks for sharing.
10/03/2019 08:26PM
Glad you enjoyed your trip. I like Cross Bay entry and that general area. Hope the knee doesn’t give you any more problems.
10/04/2019 06:27PM
Thanks to everyone for the kind words and good vibes. Glad you enjoyed the report and photos!

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10/06/2019 12:31PM
Beautiful pictures! Congrats on the weight loss and I can tell you from experience that your next goal for weight loss will be well worth it. We loved the #2010 island site this summer. It had some awesome erratics, but the best tent sites are back quite a ways from the kitchen area. Glad you found another site to your liking. Hope you get your knee figured out.
10/10/2019 12:31AM
I enjoyed your trip report. I have not made it to that area, but would like to some day. I was hoping to get a fall trip in, but it just hasn't worked out, and it is getting late! This is what I love about the trip reports, even if I can't make it up there, I can read a report and feel like I am there. Thanks for sharing the adventure!
10/16/2019 07:20PM
Thanks for the comments, straighthairedcurly! I'll get the knee figured out, and I have really been inspired by the weight loss experiences that you have shared. Thanks, also, for your clarifying comments on site #2010 -- I didn't spend enough time there. I'm sure the sunrises on that eastward-facing rock were amazing!

And thank you, 30Smoke, and I'm sorry you couldn't make it on your Fall trip this year. I totally agree about the trip reports and how great they are when you're feeling a bit cooped-up. After getting so much enjoyment out of everyone else's on this forum, I'm glad that anything I might have captured would put a smile on someone's face!

Looking forward to all of our future adventures!

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