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05/04/2020 01:22PM

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Atb
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05/04/2020 01:35PM
6/6 putting in at Lizz, doing Caribou/Meeds/Omega/Gaskin/Horseshoe. Fingers crossed.
05/04/2020 01:36PM
The two in the books and reserved are a family stay at Rockwood at the end of July. Going to need it more than ever this year. And our yearly stay in Grand Marais for MEA weekend in October.

1. Yearly father/daughter trip will with big duckling happen, but the when and which EP will depend on what does or doesn’t happen with her soccer season.

2. Taking Bruin on his first father/son trip and we’ll just stay at an EP campground. Probably Sawbill or Kawishiwi. The when will also depend on what does or doesn’t happen to soccer for the girls. He’s 18 months old now so it will be very simple. Some exploring and short paddles.

3. Hoping to fit in a solo sometime. Will happen if no soccer season, but will be very tough to fit in if there is a soccer season,
Mo63021
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05/04/2020 02:52PM
My 2 boys, (ha, at ages 34 and 29 I love to still call them 'my boys') and I have plans for EP 14 going North on the LIS river to Pauness to Shell and then base camp in Lynx Lake on June 13th. I have been biting my nails waiting for good news to come down and I am hopefully reading that camp stoves are NOT part of the fire ban from another thread. If Lake Jeanette campground is closed I am not sure where we will spend the night of the 12th.

Our "plan B" was to pick up our canoes in Ely and camp the night of the 12th at Lake J which is right down the road from EP 14. "Plan A" was a trip to Lake Emerald in Quetico,,,,,,but almost ruled that out now.
Atb
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05/04/2020 02:53PM
Ducks, that's awesome that you have your plans in the books! How's the Quetico 16 working out?

Saw in your profile you like the area we're headed for...feel free to PM me any honey holes on our route!
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05/04/2020 03:35PM
May 18. Going in at Sawbill. Heading east. Hoping to catch some walleyes. Two of my boys. It would be nice if we can cook our food.
scotttimm
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05/04/2020 03:47PM
June 10, Kawishiwi Lake was supposed to be father/son, but if we can go we'll all go together since all other plans were cancelled (two daughters and wife as well). We may capitalize and extend this trip if it is cleared in case our 2nd permit get's cancelled due to second wave, or whatever:
July 25, Moose River North->Mudro. The whole crew, 14-16 days, taking our time and enjoying Crooked.
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05/04/2020 03:52PM
First attempt at the MR 340 race, August 4-7, Kansas City to Saint Charles on the Missouri River. I will say we are participating, not competing. I’ll be plenty pleased just to cross the finish line before the 85 hour cut-off.
moray
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05/04/2020 04:19PM
My brother and I are booked for a 5/17 fishing trip at entry #47 Liz lake. I’ve been checking here all day to see if there is any new news about the opening and fire ban. It would be bad to not be able to have a nightly campfire but no cook stove would be a deal breaker for us.
scotttimm
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05/04/2020 04:25PM
moray: "My brother and I are booked for a 5/17 fishing trip at entry #47 Liz lake. I’ve been checking here all day to see if there is any new news about the opening and fire ban. It would be bad to not be able to have a nightly campfire but no cook stove would be a deal breaker for us."
Day-use only till the 18th, gas stoves have been approved.
woodsandwater
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05/04/2020 04:29PM
Mid-July, eight of us paddling the Lac La Croix loop. Beginning of August, my paddle buddy and I will be paddling the Seagull Lake loop. So ready to get out there!
4keys
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05/04/2020 04:29PM
The plan is to start at EP 54 Seagull late July. While we've looked at maps, we don't really have a plan on where we'll go from there. We would like to make a big loop. We'll see how the weather etc is once we get into July.
Generally we try to get away from people, which I think will be hard to do on Seagull /Sag. My husband chose it because we have never been to that area, and we were hoping his brother would join us so we wanted the option of basecamping with few portages.
moray
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05/04/2020 04:34PM
scotttimm: "moray: "My brother and I are booked for a 5/17 fishing trip at entry #47 Liz lake. I’ve been checking here all day to see if there is any new news about the opening and fire ban. It would be bad to not be able to have a nightly campfire but no cook stove would be a deal breaker for us."
Day-use only till the 18th, gas stoves have been approved."

I guess I posted this too soon. I just got done reading this on the Covid board. Very bummed! I can’t believe they waited so long to make this decision. The false hope I was feeling made reading it even more crushing.
05/04/2020 04:35PM
McAree via Black Robe portage in early July if the borders are open. Might head over to William and Conmee from there.
scotttimm
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05/04/2020 04:38PM
moray: "scotttimm: "moray: "My brother and I are booked for a 5/17 fishing trip at entry #47 Liz lake. I’ve been checking here all day to see if there is any new news about the opening and fire ban. It would be bad to not be able to have a nightly campfire but no cook stove would be a deal breaker for us."
Day-use only till the 18th, gas stoves have been approved."



I guess I posted this to soon. I just got done reading this on the Covid board. Very bummed! I can’t believe they waited so long to make this decision. The false hope I was feeling made reading it even more crushing.
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Maybe you can see if you can get a permit for a day or two later? I'm still holding out hope they remove the travel restrictions after the 18th...I think your permit will be refunded...
moray
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05/04/2020 04:40PM
scotttimm: "Maybe you can see if you can get a permit for a day or two later? I'm still holding out hope they remove the travel restrictions by then...I think your permit will be refunded..."
Not that easy. I was traveling from California and my brother from Massachusetts. I’m pretty flexible with my schedule but my brother has children and work commitments. I will contact him to see what he thinks.
05/04/2020 04:40PM
August 25th, Quetico, Carp Lake entry point, 10-day permit. Hopefully, travel concerns will be over by then, the Canadian border will be open to US citizens, and the RABC process will be back in play. If not, we'll try again next year.

TZ
scotttimm
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05/04/2020 04:43PM
Sorry to hear that.
moray
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05/04/2020 05:08PM
scotttimm: "Sorry to hear that."

No need to be sorry! I just talked with my brother and Rockwood outfitters and we are rebooked for 5/18. I don’t get a chance to fish with my brother very often with us living on different coasts.Very happy we can still do this trip! Now if they can only lift the fire ban!
Blatz
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05/04/2020 05:49PM
I booked May 18th -Moose River North back in January. Who Knew? Sawbill Lake in August and I'll do another one on September or October.
Shoveler
 
05/04/2020 08:20PM
East Bearskin 5/22. Planning on making the small loop up through alder to pine, over to caribou, and down through moon and deer back to bearskin. Taking it at a very leisurely pace so that we can do tons of fishing, spend some time exploring Johnson falls, and really just relaxing. Love spending Memorial Weekend in the boundary waters! Seems to be a real sweet time of year when the fishing is good and the bugs and crowds aren’t too bad yet. Just hope that the stay at home order isn’t extended again. Ive been counting down the days for this one for too long!
Bearpath9
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05/04/2020 08:24PM
June 15 going in at 23 on Mudro, up to Horse for three or four days, back down to Mudro and out. Grandson and I . Fishing, pictos, wildlife (hopefully) waterfalls and just getting away from it all for a short while.
H2OFanatic
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05/04/2020 09:41PM
My fourth trip to the BWCA begins Sep 13th at ep 24 fall lake. Planning on fishing Basswood for 2 weeks at what should be an interesting/awesome time of year. Pipestone, Jackfish, Frog, Hoist, Back Bays - I can't wait to check them all out and add lots of knowledge plus a fish story or 2 to my personal bwca lore. I am taking a friend that is a complete newbie (Never even camped before) so it should be interesting, Ray worked with me in Alaska for years and is one of those guys that when you see what he ties to the end of his line you think "No freakin way thats gonna work!" - right up until you are netting his catch and thinking "How do fish that dumb grow that LARGE?".

Tight lines, screamin drags and SAFE and FUN Adventures to all this summer!!!

fishonfishoff
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05/05/2020 06:42AM
Just booked last night. Sawbill-Cherokee Loop May 30th! First solo!

FISHONFISHOFF
05/05/2020 07:36AM
Atb: "Ducks, that's awesome that you have your plans in the books! How's the Quetico 16 working out?


Saw in your profile you like the area we're headed for...feel free to PM me any honey holes on our route!"


The Q16 is great for my trips with one of the ducklings and it works well solo with Echo along. How are you liking the Polaris? Hoping to get one of those and become a 2 canoe family.

I'll send you an email sometime this week.
user0317
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05/05/2020 07:51AM
Opasquia Provincial Park, June 7th... Fingers crossed, but I'll probably be rescheduling. Also hoping to hit the Misekhow in the fall.
Cc26
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05/05/2020 08:05AM
June 4 - Brule EP, heading west for a week. Hopefully it happens.
SlowTroller
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05/05/2020 09:11AM
#16 North Moose River on June 20.

Taking my son on his first trip to Oyster to Gebe to LLC to Iron to Sundial PMA (via Beartrap river, staying on Sunday Lake) and back out on #23 Mudro.

And hopefully a Quetico Solo in September for 10 days. Man Chain, Falls Chain, Kawnipi and Agnes loop.

Cant Wait!
lyontyl
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05/05/2020 09:41AM
Hog Creek EP 36

June 24-26

Me and my Dad are taking my 6 year old daughter up for her first trip.

Tried to find something new with little to no portaging.
treehorn
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05/05/2020 09:51AM
EP 25, very end of July. Getting a tow as far as we can and heading for Knife Lake for 3 nights of most likely basecamping. Sometimes we move, sometimes we don't. Never been there!
Bumstead
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05/05/2020 09:54AM
lyontyl: "Hog Creek EP 36


June 24-26


Me and my Dad are taking my 6 year old daughter up for her first trip.


Tried to find something new with little to no portaging. "


Awesome to hear of you taking your young one. Back a few years ago, my first trip up was with my wife and three boys, then ages 10, 8, and 5. They had a great time and can always find something to do in the woods for fun.

#22 Mudro entry for me this year, first week of June.
straighthairedcurly
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05/05/2020 10:25AM
Planning to take my 1st solo end of June, entry at Bower Trout. However, if my son's 34 day trip to Canada is canceled, I will bring him. Another trip planned with husband last half of July, but that could also turn into a family trip.
Derrski
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05/05/2020 12:40PM
May 26 at EP16.

Timing might work out well. I'm not expecting a camp fire, but at least camp stoves are allowed.
CoffeeInTheWoods
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05/05/2020 04:17PM
May 22-25: Enter at Sawbill for the Cherokee Loop with a few buddies.
June 14-22: Enter at Kawishiwi Lake for some meandering around the Malberg-Makwa-Fishdance-Adams area with my sons, Bro-in-law, and nephew.
July 27-31: Enter at Clearwater for a loop through Alder and Gunflint solo. First time in the vento.
Aug 10-14: Enter at Wood Lake for some basecampjng with my daughters.
BigOarDeal
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05/05/2020 04:39PM
May 27 (?)
Angleworm --> Beartrap --> Sunday --> Sterling --> White Feather --> Stuart River

Can't wait!
05/05/2020 07:33PM
6/16 solo into Ep 64. 7/15 tandem with my wife into Kashapiwi. Hopeful for both, understanding if they do not happen.
05/05/2020 10:01PM
Our Scouts were supposed to put in on 7/12, however due to rescheduling of a couple local HS graduations we have pushed our trip back a couple weeks. New put in is 7/27. Crew A will be looping around LLC while Crew B will explore the mysteries of the Kiwishiwi Triangle.
DanMN
 
05/05/2020 10:19PM
EP 22 June 20th with brother in law
BigBearArlich
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05/06/2020 06:08AM
Mid June - EP 26 Wood Lake - Just me and my 4 and 6 year old daughters
Mid August - EP 37 Kawishiwi Lake up to Malberg - Guys Trip
Mid September - EP 59 - Partridge Lake - My first ever overnight hike - doing 4 days backpacking on the border route trail
ThreeRivers
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05/06/2020 06:22AM
Escaping Washington DC area and will go into EP14-LIS on a week solo, no defined plan this year, but will just keep going when and where I like I think! Maybe check out some random sites on Loon.
missmolly
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05/06/2020 11:34AM
One of these days, I'll be going to a local lake in Maine. I expect I'll be the only one on it as Maine has a lot of lakes and few people. I've paddled it twice, but this time, I'll fish it as it has white perch and brook trout and I'm hungry for fresh fish.
Rock1
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05/06/2020 11:44AM
Since overnight camping is not an option, we will staying at Kawishiwi Lodge and doing day trips to fish for the opener.
Bulldogge62
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05/06/2020 02:16PM
May 18 Clearwater Lake
June 8 Kawishiwi Lake
Fortunate1
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05/06/2020 09:13PM
June 18 entry point 39. Route/destination TBD. Going in with my 9 year son, my Brother inlaw and 12 year old neice. Have an open invite to a buddy and his daughter depending on her sports schedule.
midwesterner
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05/07/2020 10:31AM
Heading out of Sawbill the same day...hopefully we are all able to head out!
4keys
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05/07/2020 02:13PM
ThreeRivers: "Escaping Washington DC area and will go into EP14-LIS on a week solo, no defined plan this year, but will just keep going when and where I like I think! Maybe check out some random sites on Loon."

Can you pack my daughter along when you leave DC ( she's in Alexandria) and drop her off anywhere in WI ? She's very petite and wouldn't take up much room :). I have a feeling she won't be making a summer trip home this year.
lindylair
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05/07/2020 08:10PM
Already missed out on April trout fishing trip in SE MN, had 17th permit for Duncan. Re booked 18th trip out of Baker and hoping it's a go, should know by late next week I guess. If that doesn't work I am going to book a cabin on a lake somewhere and get the heck out of here for awhile.
Oldtown13
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05/07/2020 09:11PM
May 29th- Little Gabbro (#33). My first solo trip. Hoping to find a campsite...
05/08/2020 08:11AM
We have a reservation for a cabin at Rockwood Lodge for mid-June. Anna (granddaughter) is on the fence about going now: she feels Spartan1 and I are too high-risk to be out and about, and having to get up there and back with at least one hotel stay each way, having to eat take-out or drive-thru only, etc. makes it a complicated trip. She is a science geek, wants to be an epidemiologist (something she has said since Jr. High School, so not in reaction to the pandemic.) It may be hard to convince her to go. We have a "plan B", which is to spend a week together at our lake cottage in southwestern Michigan. Can still have fun, campfires, canoeing, paddle boat, play games together. Not the same as northern Minnesota, no loons, no forest; but it has its own charm.

But that is bittersweet. She has been going to the canoe country with us since she was four years old, and she is seventeen now. Headed off to college in the fall. Who knows if there will ever be another trip?

It's nice to say, "There's always next year", but when you are looking at your 75th birthday in a few weeks. . .who knows?
bombinbrian
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05/08/2020 04:27PM
June 28, out of Mudro, over to LBWF and up to Crooked for a week
mmarksnp
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05/09/2020 08:15AM
My 5th trip since 2013 putting in a Lake 1 then ENE through Insula, up the Kawishiwi to Little Sag then NW through Gabi to South arm of Knife catching Eddy Falls and Thunder point and then exiting at 25 on Moose. 3rd week of July. Got a great crew going with my 26 y/o son who guided for the Boy Scout 3 years and did volunteer trail work with the Forest Service, one of my former Boy Scouts who also guided and did Forest Service work there, as were as 3 virgins to the BWCA , 2 friends of my son and and long time friend of mine who was a Scout with me back in the 70's. As always, can't wait.
Wayouttroy
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05/09/2020 05:12PM
LIS north EP 14 6/22 to 6/28 ,solo loop Little Loon , Slim, Finger, Oyster, Shell back to EP 14
sedges
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05/09/2020 10:28PM
Hopeful for a mid-July solo. Bunkhouse at Tuscarora Outfitters with breakfast, safe parking and a shuttle to Trails End. Entry #55, Saganaga 7/13 for 10 days. Heading west to Knife, southeast to Ogishkemuncie, Gabemichigami and Little Saganaga. Then headed east through Tuscarora exiting through Missing Link to Round or through Copper, Snipe, Cross Bay and Ham to Cross River Access.

My alternative if I have to cancel is two five day backpack trips in the southern Appalachians, closer to home.
BigFlounder
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05/10/2020 07:23AM
Atb: "6/6 putting in at Lizz, doing Caribou/Meeds/Omega/Gaskin/Horseshoe. Fingers crossed."

My son in law and I are scheduled to go in through Lizz on June 6th as well. Spending the night before in Rockwood's bunkhouse. We're going to base camp on Horseshoe or maybe Gaskin. Not sure yet, just going to play that by ear.

Hopefully all goes as planned. Really looking forward to it. We'll be the two chubby guys in kayaks so say hi. Lol
Eagleson
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05/11/2020 07:40AM
Baker Lake June 7th-13th with my brother. Not sure of route yet, but definitely into Temperance, Cherokee, probably the Lady Chain...
bwcadan
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05/11/2020 07:50AM
Lake One entry point: July
mmarksnp
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05/11/2020 08:01AM
Us also
Aldy1
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05/11/2020 10:57AM
Lil Sag via Missing Link end of May (or whenever the park opens). It will be my first time on the Gunflint side and I'm very excited to check it out.
mmarksnp
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05/11/2020 12:29PM
The guys at Rockwood are great. Used them last year.
moray
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05/11/2020 03:45PM
Just In case anyone is interested, due to my brothers health concerns I had to cancel my Permit for entry at #47 Liz lake on Monday 5/18. I had gotten last permit for that day. It should show up as available in next couple of days.
GopherAdventure
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05/11/2020 05:42PM
5/18- hybrid hike/canoe trip, hike from Ely to the Gunflint Trail on the Kekekabic Trail, pick up a canoe and paddle back. 5-6 days, me and my wife.

6/10- Snowbank entry- East from there, but not sure how far we’ll get. This trip will be my dad and two of my guys and I. 5 day trip

7/3- Lake One entry, taking the whole family, wife and three kids (9, 6, and 3) to explore the number chain.

9/12- Border Route Challenge Solo- heading in at the Rainy Lake visitors center and finishing at Lake Superior. 245-260 miles, 6-7 days.

9/26- Ely Marathon Canoe Portage race!

Hopefully all four trips actually happen.

Tony
Justwannafish
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05/11/2020 06:50PM
May 23rd (hoping like heck anyway) Entry Point 25 for 8 days. Heading to South Arm of Knife to basecamp, then daytrips to Cherry, Eddy Falls, maybe Hanson, and whatever else our little group decides. My buddy and I have done 2 trips before in a group of 6 guys but this time its just us 2 and the wives. It's our first time self outfitting amdd the wives first trip altogether ... plus we had to change permits from our original May 18th entry into Nina Moose, an easy route we had done before, to unchartered for us territory into bear country haha. The wives think we somehow planned this. We are definitely taking the tow in and out after reading several suggestions on here, as well as John and Lynn at VNO suggesting it. Even though we arent renting gear but rather only the canoes and some basics like handling the permits, VNO have been awesome at communicating and helping us through the decisions needed on the fly. Can't say enough about them.
Matchman
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05/12/2020 10:02AM
lyontyl: "Hog Creek EP 36
June 24-26

Me and my Dad are taking my 6 year old daughter up for her first trip.
Tried to find something new with little to no portaging. "


Great spot for that sort of trip! The portage is quick and easy. Its almost a joke to paddle for about 5 minutes before portaging but it gives you a chance to change up your canoe loading if you need. If you can, get the site on the S end of the largest island (site #998). Its an awesome site.

There's awesome walleye fishing around those islands.



05/12/2020 10:59AM
7/26 -8/2
#23 entry
Mudro, sandpit, out to Basswood River
Basswood Falls
Wheelbarrow falls
Lower Basswood Falls
Curtain Falls
Rebecca Falls
Out Friday bay
Down and out to Mudro through Gun and Fairy and Fourtown way.
MikeinMpls
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05/12/2020 11:49AM
May 18, Kawishiwi Lake.

I am (perhaps foolishly) rolling the dice on an open BWCA.

Mike
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05/12/2020 08:44PM
I AM GOING on May 21, Moose River North ep 16, a second trip reserved for Labor day week.
KevinEleven
 
05/12/2020 11:17PM
Planning on starting at Moose heading north then east to Knife
for a camp or 2, south to Alice for fishing, then finish the circle
by leaving through the numbered system,8 nights total. The goal is to go out the 18th but plan B is in October.
foxfireniner
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05/13/2020 11:23AM
BigFlounder: "Atb: "6/6 putting in at Lizz, doing Caribou/Meeds/Omega/Gaskin/Horseshoe. Fingers crossed."


My son in law and I are scheduled to go in through Lizz on June 6th as well. Spending the night before in Rockwood's bunkhouse. We're going to base camp on Horseshoe or maybe Gaskin. Not sure yet, just going to play that by ear.

Hopefully all goes as planned. Really looking forward to it. We'll be the two chubby guys in kayaks so say hi. Lol"



We will be going in 6/15. There will be 4-7 of us. Still up in the air with the stupid pandemic. Both kids are leaving the house for school in August leaving us as empty-nesters for the first time. We might take some of their friends with...who knows?

But, if we do take some of their friends, I will need you to leave some of the dumber fish behind.

Planning on base camping on Horseshoe or Gaskins...depending on how many dumb fish you leave behind.
seorman1973
 
05/14/2020 12:31PM
Supposed to be putting in at Snowbank on 5/22. Governor Walz has done his part, now fingers crossed that the Forest Service opens it up. I am so hoping for a change of scenery.
nakor
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05/14/2020 01:41PM
August 1st. Little Isabella river. 14 days.
HawkInCT
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05/14/2020 03:46PM
Original plan: 6/5 entry into Burntside (Quetico) - not looking very likely

Plan B: 6/5 entry into Crab, basecamp on Cummings. Haven't been there in over 10 years.
IowaFishinGuy
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05/14/2020 05:20PM
Next Tuesday, May 19, doing a couple days on Seagull/Alpine. And since it doesn’t look like I’ll be getting into Canada for my fly-in in June, June 16th-Knife for a week. Just booked that one yesterday
waywardsoul
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05/15/2020 06:24AM
Saw the insane forecast for Northern Minnesota this coming week, so got last minute permits. Heading into entry point #51 on Round Lake, to the West of Gunflint on 05/18. Going through Little Sag, haven't decided whether to go north or south from there, creating a few route options on PP.

The last two months stuck at home will require some serious wilderness cleansing. Hoping for some Lakers, Loons, and few people!
Aguynamedjosh
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05/15/2020 08:21AM
May 23rd - 29th hopefully!

EP # 23 - going up toward Bear Trap & then coming out through moosecamp river. My first time going to EP # 23 so I'm pretty excited about this trip.
mmarksnp
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05/15/2020 08:43AM
Have you thought of heading SSE from your entry to Frost Lake, then the Frost River, then up to Little Sag. Not for the faint of heart but so remote. We did the Frost in 2018 We saw no one after leaving Gabi through Tuscarora through Howl Swamp, through Long Island Lake, Frost Lake and then river. GREAT trip. We also did the Louse River next day after the Frost and did not see anyone else that day either. If you do this, you will portage many times on the Frost both marked as well as countless beaver dams. Recommend the site closest to the River exit on Frost and a first light start. Good Lakers in Frost Lake.
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05/15/2020 09:14AM
Just a quick shout out to the many new and sorta-new members posting here! Welcome to the best online source of paddling advice on the planet!
Jburd
 
05/15/2020 01:11PM
First solo. EP 37 Kawishiwi Lake from June 17 - 21. Putting in mid-day on the 17th. Overnight on Kawishiwi and then head up to Malberg the next morning.
Pilgrimpaddler
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05/15/2020 01:44PM
Jburd: "First solo. EP 37 Kawishiwi Lake from June 17 - 21. Putting in mid-day on the 17th. Overnight on Kawishiwi and then head up to Malberg the next morning. "
That’s where I went on my first solo a couple years ago. The campsite on Malberg where the Louse River empties into the lake is really nice but seems almost too large for one person. The Louse River is a cool paddle!
Laketrout 65
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05/15/2020 06:27PM
My wife and I are going into east bearskin ep64 on Tuesday may 19th. We are excited to really distance ourselves socially! Marc
pastorjsackett
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05/16/2020 07:12AM
I saw some fun stuff here! Lindylair, you missed good trout conditions in SE MN in April. It was awesome but the pressure was up--seems like no one is working or in school anymore.

ducks, I still wish we could meet and get to know one another.

Heading in to Stuart River on May 31. Re-visiting our first trip with our kids when they were 14. Wish my daughter could go, but she has a conflict. Hope the walleyes are biting.

PJS
Hollywood
 
05/16/2020 08:36PM
EP-47 Lizz to eventually Gaskin or Horseshoe in July for my son’s 7th birthday. First trip into the BWCA for my husband and son. My first overnight trip as an adult. We have a place on Poplar so this one was an easy choice.

Planning two more work-related trips. One with a friend and then a solo trip. Haven’t fully decided when and where to go with those. I will likely do a route I’m very familiar with for the solo. So either Lizz again or maybe Bearskin/Duncan/Rose. I really need to sit down and get these planned out. I was waiting to see what would happen before putting in too much effort.
Hawbakers
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05/17/2020 08:23AM
Ok here we go! Final packing for our first trip tomorrow, 5/18. Randy and I are going in at Seagull for 10 days hopefully making it to Gabimichigami! Who-boy! Hoping these two 60's something people can still make it there and back again! Weather is looking good. Not expecting to be able to make fires so no reason to bring the saw. We're just happy we get to go out and go Fishing for lake trout! Photos and trip report later!
mmarksnp
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05/17/2020 11:46AM
FYI: The fire ban has been lifted.
Hawbakers
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05/17/2020 04:03PM
mmarksnp: "FYI: The fire ban has been lifted.
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Oh! Great news! Been too busy packing food to check. Thanks!
tuscarorasurvivor
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05/17/2020 05:58PM
Up to Cherokee for a week of solo solitude in mid-June.

Working out the details for another trip in early July. My wife, my son and I are planning to meet my other son and his girlfriend in the middle of their trip. A few days together and they will take out with my wife, and then father/son will continue on for a few more days. That's how it goes with school and work schedules these days!
Pilgrimpaddler
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05/17/2020 07:45PM
Unsure as of right now. Was planning a short "newbies introduction to the BWCA" in mid-June out of Sawbill, but the newbies bailed (not without reason). Now hoping my son decides he still wants to go. If I don't get to Wine Lake this trip, I hope to in a late-September trip. Also hoping to take my wife on her first BWCA trip in early September to Vern through the Homer Lake entry.

As usual, lots of plans but nothing certain so far.
RodBender
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05/19/2020 10:03PM
Seagull Lake on Sunday. Looks like some warm weather, wonder if it will wake up the bugs? My care package from Cache Lake came today.
gopher2307
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05/19/2020 11:22PM
T minus 15 hours with drive time....Snowbank/thomas/kek/knife loop...solo...it gon be dope...#hashtag....bed time
OMGitsKa
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05/20/2020 08:28AM
Heading in to EP47 on Monday! My first BWCA trip, I am going to try for Horseshoe, Vista, or Gaskin!
05/20/2020 10:44AM
Seems like I might get a 2nd trip to the BW this year. Mid to late September. Destination & crew still undecided. Probably won't decide for sure on EP until closer but 2 routes under consideration are: 1) Clearwater to North Fowl along the border & back via the lakes just South of the border or 2) Looping out to Gabi and Little Sag via Round and returning via Crooked and Tuscarora.
jdoutdoors
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05/20/2020 12:37PM
Doing my early June trip with 2 friends, entering 6/6 at EP25, hitting NAK, Cherry, and SAK in a 9 day loop. Hoping for lakers, good weather, and good health, in no particular order! I took a look at the permits last night and every permit for 6/5 and 6/6 is taken, which surprised me a little. I know it's a popular entry point at a somewhat popular time, but it's got me feeling like we may not get the sites we want. Fingers crossed.
AlmostCanadian
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05/20/2020 03:29PM
Going in ep 14 on 5/27 and coming out 5/31 at ep 16! My dad, brothers and I are looping up through Loon-Finger-GeBe-Oyster. Hoping for some good fishing and good times with family.
IndyCanoe
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05/20/2020 04:34PM
August 23rd to the 29th, Little Gabbro.

Had an early trip planned from Lake One May 10th to the 16th but that one was planned a week too early.
moray
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05/20/2020 07:09PM
First solo BW trip. Heading in at Moose lake in the morning. A little nervous and a lot excited!
Justwannafish
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05/21/2020 09:58AM
5/23-6/1 EP 25. Taking the tow. Hoping to get to SAK. Ne and me bud's 3rd trip in 5 years, but first time for both wives so hoping the wind doesnt keep us from reaching the island on the first day. Either way plan to basecamp the island and daytrip Eddy, Hanson, backtrack to TP if we don't have to stop there on the entry. CAN'T WAIT!!!
airmorse
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05/22/2020 08:04AM
Well I was going to do a solo trip the week of June the 14th. That got cancelled.

Group trip in August is tentative.

Going to be one of "those" years I think. Just too much stuff going on from work to family stuff.
burrow1
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05/22/2020 08:47AM
Just booked going in June 18th #44 Ram lake 5 days back to Rockwood short distance for us this year
mmarksnp
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05/22/2020 11:06AM
Ram is beautiful and has great lakers. Your distance may be short but you have one of the toughest portages I know of. Little Trout to Misqua is a bear! Enjoy!
cyclones30
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05/22/2020 12:06PM
nakor: "August 1st. Little Isabella river. 14 days."

What are your route plans from there? I'm intrigued...
CityFisher74
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05/22/2020 04:16PM
May 28 - Lake One
June 10 - Lake One
July 1 - Little Gabbro
August 12 - Lake One
August 26 - Lake One
cyclones30
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05/22/2020 10:18PM
CityFisher74: "May 28 - Lake One
June 10 - Lake One
July 1 - Little Gabbro
August 12 - Lake One
August 26 - Lake One"


Dang, you could probably paddle One with your eyes closed by the last one!
burrow1
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05/22/2020 10:36PM
We have only used Rockwood Outfitters and this is one of the last routes left that we will loop back to Popular. We have entered or exited all of the entry point out of Poplar
lindylair
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05/23/2020 08:32PM
Finally, after two cancellations, we are heading into baker Friday the 29th. Hoping for some decent rains up there this weekend, rather not deal with a fire ban. But we are going regardless unless a ban should extend to camping stoves like the original one. That is a no go for me, not eating granola bars for 6 days straight.

Anyone returning from a recent trip would love to hear your comments about fishing, water temps, bugs(skeeters, black flies, ticks), etc...do I need to say I am kind of looking forward to it?

Also love to hear any thoughts/insights into the feeling of getting back out into nature and the BWCA after the craziness of the last few months, isolation, fear, concern, economic impact, etc.

If you went, hope it was awesome and renewed your spirit
gymcoachdon
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05/23/2020 08:50PM
I just received my reservation made by VCO. I am entering 6/6 on Saganaga Lake, for 14 days of escape! My disappointment in not going to Quetico is now replaced with excitement for seeing a new section of the BWCA.
yogi59weedr
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05/23/2020 09:06PM
I'm going up on Monday morning....Fish Tuesday Wednesday Thursday. I have 2 day use motor permits for Moose , Newfound and Sucker. Permits were hard to come by this year.Anyway 2 days there and one probably on shawaga. I'm using my boat..
Wish I could paddle....Gonna stay at Voyager north bunkhouse...
Driving 11 hrs by myself. Fish by myself.
Did it before many times.
Anyone in town with a boat and wanna jump on my permit let me know

yogi59weedr
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05/23/2020 09:27PM
This is early for me this year....
But every day you don't go fishing ya can't make it up...
AmarilloJim
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05/26/2020 10:05AM
Just made the call to cancel my Spring canoe trip. A little bummed but I just couldn't get excited about it. Guess I'll spend some time chasing these southern eyes around instead. Still planning on a Fall trip.
lazysmitty
 
05/26/2020 12:40PM
June 14 - Going in at Mudro-->Boot-->Fairy-->Gun. Thinking about pushing up to Crooked.

As we have never been to Crooked, is that the most direct route? Planning to go in early and trying to do it in a day. Not sure if this is best route, also if availability of sites will be an issue late afternoon?
 
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