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doorbluff84
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10/10/2021 08:50AM  
Hi all!

Curious for some advice and/or recommendations: I have the good fortune to pick up a new to me Magic from Piragis in Ely on the 16th of October. I’ll be picking it up around lunchtime and am contemplating if I should head to South Hegman EP 77 and camp two night in BWCA or should I stage up at Fall Lake or another campground and maybe do just a single night via EP 77?

Thanks in advance for any recommendations etc. Cannot wait to do my first solo :-)
 
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cyclones30
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10/10/2021 09:01AM  
You're really wanting to see those pictos? Otherwise there are a ton of options. Slim lake entry would be a few smaller lakes right near Ely and probably pretty quiet.

I'm not sure if Fenske Lake campground is open, but that would be a place you could camp too. (and paddle if you wanted)
WHendrix
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10/10/2021 07:31PM  
I could be wrong, but I don't think the Fall Lake Campground will be open.
RedLakePaddler
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10/10/2021 09:02PM  
Fall Lake campground is closed for the winter. Bearhead State park would
Be open and a good choice.
Carl
Gaidin53
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10/10/2021 09:19PM  
Well the are I’m pretty awesome Pictographs and worth seeing. Late Season short trip you shouldn’t have any issue with a campsite. I think that would be a worthwhile 2 night or single night trip.

Other than tat you’ve got all kinds of options. Just make sure you check the forecast and are prepared. I haven’t canoe camped that late. I always wet foot portage so I’d be picking up the Chota hippies if I was going in later fall.

Ryan
10/10/2021 09:24PM  
I’d head right in. You should be able to find a site. If not, head to Little Bass. I was just at Mudro entry and there were only 4 cars.
doorbluff84
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10/11/2021 10:28AM  
Thanks very much all for the intel and advice. I think I am going to head right in once I pick up my canoe. Worst case scenario I will cruise into Little Bass.

Happy padding all :-)
rtallent
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10/11/2021 12:04PM  
I have a used Magic that I bought from Bhouse, of this website, who bought it from someone else, who bought it used from Piragis ( Piragis usually sells at one year use). Great solo lake and tripping boat and workable on non-technical flowing water, they go a long time with a bit of TLC. Enjoy your new ride!
OMGitsKa
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10/13/2021 08:24PM  
Was just there in my magic for a day trip on Labor day! Actually for being such an easy portage into the lake it was really beautiful! Would be a good intro solo trip.
 
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