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07/31/2014 08:41AM
New Trip Report posted by RJB

Trip Name: Warpaint Lake.

Entry Point: 14

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caribouluvr
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07/31/2014 09:46AM
Thanks for posting! What a fun adventure that day must have been. Can't wait to read about the rest of the trip.
PortageKeeper
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07/31/2014 10:50AM
Great! Glad to finally see the lake. I believe that you are the first to post pics of Warpaint on this site. Probably the first to have been to the island as well.
The big question... Was there a place on the island or shoreline to make a camp? I'm sure that others are now going to want to go there.
Usually, on lakes like that there is no camp site simply because there is no place to put one on shoreline. There can be a great site on a island, but they don't do that because the island is not big enough to support a latrine.
I would like to pitch a tent on that island sometime before I am too darn old to get there.
AlfalfaMale
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07/31/2014 11:08AM
quote PortageKeeper: "I would like to pitch a tent on that island sometime before I am too darn old to get there."
How can someone camp there without breaking the rules?
07/31/2014 12:38PM
Thanks for the report. It does look like a pretty nice little lake and apparently not that hard to get to. I would assume it's fairly shallow overall.
PortageKeeper
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07/31/2014 03:47PM
quote AlfalfaMale: "quote PortageKeeper: "I would like to pitch a tent on that island sometime before I am too darn old to get there."
How can someone camp there without breaking the rules?"

Off season
08/01/2014 05:15AM
quote boonie: "Thanks for the report. It does look like a pretty nice little lake and apparently not that hard to get to. I would assume it's fairly shallow overall."

Actually, on the DNR "Lake Finder" website they list Warpaint Lake as "Big Ruby" and the contour map shows depths on the southern side of the lake dropping consistently to 49'. Ruby Lake they refer to as Little Hustler and it has depths to 70'. Visually from being there and on Google maps it would appear that there is some relatively high ground surrounding parts of the lake with some steep drop off.
08/01/2014 05:41AM
quote PortageKeeper: "Great! Glad to finally see the lake. I believe that you are the first to post pics of Warpaint on this site. Probably the first to have been to the island as well.
The big question... Was there a place on the island or shoreline to make a camp? I'm sure that others are now going to want to go there.
Usually, on lakes like that there is no camp site simply because there is no place to put one on shoreline. There can be a great site on a island, but they don't do that because the island is not big enough to support a latrine.
I would like to pitch a tent on that island sometime before I am too darn old to get there."


By the time I got to the island I was whipped from swimming so I didn't do a great deal of exploring of the island. The northern side does have an open rock surface and we did pick blueberries on a relatively level spot ...I'm sure you could find a place for a tent. Would the off season rules allow you to make a place for a fire?
AlfalfaMale
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08/01/2014 08:17AM
quote PortageKeeper: "quote AlfalfaMale: "quote PortageKeeper: "I would like to pitch a tent on that island sometime before I am too darn old to get there."
How can someone camp there without breaking the rules?"

Off season"

Ah, of course. And you get maximum solitude.
 
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