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08/13/2021 02:51PM  
anyone been down it in the past couple weeks? just got a permit to enter solo on sunday
 
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08/13/2021 05:57PM  
Just came out of Isabella lake. Reports that water is too low to get from Isabella lake to the Little Isabella River. We had planned on exiting Little Isabella but changed plans.
08/13/2021 07:06PM  
Do you know if that is the area around Rice Lake , or the little isabella itself?
08/13/2021 07:35PM  
You have probably seen it, but there is a trip report with photos that was just posted about a week or so ago. They listed the trip as 8/25/21 (which hasn’t happened yet) so I think they meant 7/25/21. I had been through there 3 weeks before and was dumbstruck by the change.
08/13/2021 08:18PM  
I was on portions of the Isabella River the last two weeks. While there were sections that where low, I wouldn’t qualify them as “impassable.” You may need to pull through a section or two. I have not been in the Little Isabella this year but I recall it getting chocked with weeds during late summer making travel slow and a little more difficult. Remember, nothing is impassable, just more challenging.
08/13/2021 08:49PM  
Jaywalker: "You have probably seen it, but there is a trip report with photos that was just posted about a week or so ago. They listed the trip as 8/25/21 (which hasn’t happened yet) so I think they meant 7/25/21. I had been through there 3 weeks before and was dumbstruck by the change. "

I saw that....looks like the area around Rice was bad, but further upriver it was better. Just gonna go for it and hope that I get to a campsite not too late in the day. Leaving duluth around 5am, so should be on the water pretty early.
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08/14/2021 08:43AM  
Our guides have been through this area quite a bit this summer and one of them just came out of the area yesterday. Plan on doing a lot of walking through thick rice beds. Rice lake is pretty much that....Rice!
08/14/2021 09:30AM  
not heading towards Rice Lake, the plan was to go up Little Isabella R then head to Bald Eagle......any report on the Little Isabella itself, Moosetrack?
 
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