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Makwa90
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01/28/2024 12:32PM  
New Trip Report posted by Makwa90

Trip Name: Solo Base Camp Horseshoe Lake.

Entry Point: 47

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Northwoodsman
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01/28/2024 06:27PM  
Great trip report. I paddled that same area that same week in 2017 and 2018. I think it's the perfect time of the year to paddle.
01/29/2024 08:51AM  
Nice report. Love that area! We will be heading that way this summer for our father/son 25th consecutive annual trip. Plan on base camping on Gaskin and lots of fishing on nearby lakes.
RetiredDave
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01/29/2024 05:50PM  
Thank you for the interesting trip report! It's so much more interesting when your thoughts and feelings are included, rather than just a chronological list of events.

I have stayed on site #674 on two different solo trips, and I LOVE that site. The portage into Vista was for me, exactly as you described. In fact, I thought I had missed the real portage. Those boulders are ankle breakers.

Good luck on your future solos!

Dave
Makwa90
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01/29/2024 09:25PM  
Thanks! I love paddling in the fall after the busyness of Labor Day has passed. It’s my favorite time of year to camp.
01/30/2024 03:03PM  
What a great trip report! Thanks for sharing a piece of soft water season with us.
Miksilly
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05/26/2024 12:25PM  
I enjoyed reading your report. This summer I will be taking my first BWCA solo trip at this entry point. Looking forward to it but also wonder how my mind will cope.
YardstickAngler
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06/10/2024 09:23PM  
Great report, I love all the details you included about the things you saw and how you were feeling. I also have found my toughest days of solo trips to be the days that I didn’t travel.
 
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