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01/24/2021 11:16AM  
Reservations open up the morning of the 27th - where are you hoping to go this year and when??
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01/24/2021 01:17PM  
family trip: mid-June out of Sawbill
solo trip: late-June, early-July Louse River
hubby/me: 2nd half of July, route along border...out and back

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01/24/2021 03:51PM  
Early-mid July, wife and I, somewhere on the Ely side
Late July-early August, church men's group, Mudro-Horse-Crooked
Mid-September, wife and I, E Bearskin-Johnson Falls
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01/24/2021 06:32PM  
11 June - 55/Sag entry.
Little Sag destination.

We'll see.
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01/24/2021 07:18PM  
Going for the 1st time ever in mid July. Doing the Lady Chain from Kawishiwi to Sawbill with a side trip to Mahlberg and maybe to see to pictographs on Fishdance if we have the time and energy.
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01/24/2021 07:37PM  
Late May trip through Cross Bay Lake entry to an area I have never been.
Planning six days and hoping to catch a lake trout, something I have never done. Then another longer trip, eight or nine days to an area yet to be determined, although I am leaning towards entering at Kawishiwi Lake and heading up to Malberg and the areas SW and north of there. Sometime between mid August and mid September.

We are very flexible so don't need to book that permit yet. Maybe a third trip back to Astrid Lake, outside the BWCA, but every bit as remote and cool, if I can find a willing accomplice. Going to retire this year at some point, these are just the pre-retirement plans. :)
01/24/2021 10:11PM  
Quetico (you DID say hoping).
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01/24/2021 10:35PM  
Mid-February- Slim Lake EP (3 days)
May- Snowbank Hiking Trip (4 days)
Mid-June- Stuart River EP (7 days)
July- LIS South EP (4 days)
September- Solo-undecided EP (5-6 days)

Several day trips throughout the summer to EP’s along the Fernberg Road.

01/24/2021 11:40PM  
Early June - Undecided, taking "the teenagers" and a couple of their friends in
Mid-September - Undecided, trip with a couple of friends.

Since it looks like its going to be another busy year and I'm 100% flexible on where I go and what day, I think I'm going to employ the same tactic I did last year. I just waited to see what areas and days had fewer permits pulled and then used that as my entry point and went from there. We went in as far as possible on the first day. Both trips last year we did not run into a lot of people so hoping that works again this year. I may be proved a fool. :-)
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01/25/2021 07:48AM  
Hoping to make it into Quetico this year. If the border is still closed, maybe a week in the Lac La Croix area exploring on the U.S. side.
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01/25/2021 09:01AM  
Going to the Wine/Dent/Mesaba area late June.
Late Aug will be a Wood Lake entry.
Thinking about going to Okefenokee Swamp in GA in December.
01/25/2021 10:38AM  
Jackfish: "Quetico (you DID say hoping)."

+1. That got a laugh out of me!

My fall back option will be to meander up to LLC and lakes nearby a couple of times. I'd like to at least look into Quetico even if I can't get in there this season. Tiger Bay will be packed again this year, I'm guessing.
01/25/2021 11:17AM  
Got my eye on doing the Frost River loop solo this year
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01/25/2021 12:13PM  
Mid may (after opener), general area of voyageur map 9. Haven't nailed down specifics just yet but the plan is to basecamp, eat well, and fish a lot.
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01/25/2021 12:13PM  
June 1 - First solo going in on Slim Lake (#6) and planning on spending a couple nights on Hook or Keneu.

July 30 - Annual 4 or 5 day loop trip with my wife. This year going in on Seagull (#54) and coming out on Round.

Hoping for a "normal" year.
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01/25/2021 02:41PM  
Entry point 33 going into Bald Eagle and maybe upto Clearwater lake.
01/26/2021 06:32AM  
May: Sawbill and points east solo
September: Sawbill and points west solo

I hope to also get a couple of short impromptu trips in if the work scheduling stars align in my favor.
01/26/2021 12:35PM  
May 26-31 - Solo LIS North - working on route now!
August - Little Sag? - hoping to have another group of scouts interested in going.
Late Sept - If the scout trip does not materialize will look at getting a few friends together for a 4-5 day trip.
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01/26/2021 03:30PM  
Hoping to do my second solo in May and catch my first BWCA lake trout. It will be a short 2 or 3 nighter. Thinking either Daniels or more likely, Gillis.

Late June= Group trip on S. Kawishiwi River.
01/26/2021 05:39PM  
Mid-Sept. off the Sawbill Trail.
01/27/2021 06:33AM  
For the first time in over 20 years I won't be locking in a permit on opening day. Feels weird.

Hopefully work will allow me to go on vacation this year and if so then I'll look to see what is available.
01/27/2021 06:49AM  
Late June to EP47 Lizz & Swamp Lakes, heading for a CW loop down to Gaskin/WInchell with the family.
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01/27/2021 10:17PM  
I got my permit today for EP 37, Kawishiwi Lake on June 21. Only 3 of the 9 permits for that day and EP are remaining after my reservation. I haven't decided to where to head. Last year we paddled up to Malberg and base camped at a nice site for three nights before heading back down to Polly for one night, and the last night on Kawishiwi.
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