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TMakela
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01/04/2016 08:18AM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
I have gone solo LIS North through Steep, Finger, Hustler...

Been all over the east but never solo. I'm thinking about doing the Frost river in June. But I was thinking that maybe a few here have some good recommendations on some solo routes with considerations I have not thought of.

In other words... I'm open to suggestions. Five days seems pretty reasonable and gives me time to bookend my trip visiting my mother.
 
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01/04/2016 08:39AM  
I would do the Frost River. It's wild and will be an adventure. Carry a SPOT locator or equivelant. You most likely won't see anyone else. Have fun.
 
01/04/2016 06:36PM  
I have a frost/louse loop on my solo bucket list.
 
kanoes
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01/04/2016 06:40PM  
I have a trip report on my frost river loop, beginning and ending at sawbill...if you're interested.
 
MagicPaddler
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01/05/2016 07:35AM  
Go to google.com and past the following text in the search window. You will get lots of solo trips reports including kanoes. This is a good way to get information on a rout and you can judge travel times.

solo site:http://www.bwca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=forum.forum&confId=1&forumId=19&np=
 
mjmkjun
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01/06/2016 04:51PM  
start #38 EP Sawbill-->paddle north to Long Island Lake-->back to Sawbill same route.....with side trip to Frost Lake. EASY. Cherokee is a scenic lake & Cherokee Creek a pretty winding paddle.
or
counterclockwise loop: start Sawbill-->eastward to Kelly-->northward to North Temperance-westward to Sitka-Cherokee L.-Cherokee Creek--southward to Sawbill. moderately strenuous.
 
01/06/2016 06:10PM  
I did a solo out of Sawbill last May that took me up to Wine and then the Louse River to Dent and Trail and back. The Frost River solo in kanoes' trip reports would be sweet.
 
01/27/2016 01:40PM  
I'm leaving out of Brule in mid August.This is my "With no particular place to go" trip. I do plan on hitting Frost Lake and the river if the water is up.Other than that I'm going to wake up and decided my day. I'll have 5 days. This is one area I haven't visited. What are some must sees?
 
01/27/2016 02:17PM  
quote MagicPaddler: "Go to google.com and past the following text in the search window. You will get lots of solo trips reports including kanoes. This is a good way to get information on a rout and you can judge travel times.


solo site:http://www.bwca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=forum.forum&confId=1&forumId=19&np=
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Good suggestion! I have never tried that but I'm always searching around at the last minute for intel on routes. Thanks!
 
jeepgirl
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01/28/2016 07:56AM  
Cross Bay to Long Island to Frost Lake and back. Easy trip.
 
01/28/2016 10:32PM  
What are you looking for....long days? Short ones? Fishing? Isolation? Big lakes? Small ones? Moving everyday? Every other?

 
ObiWenonahKenobi
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01/29/2016 09:09AM  
I hate to be ignorant but I have seen the abbreviation LIS a few times but can't decipher what it means. Can someone enlighten me?

Thanks.
 
inspector13
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01/29/2016 09:49AM  
quote ObiWenonahKenobi: "I hate to be ignorant but I have seen the abbreviation LIS a few times but can't decipher what it means. Can someone enlighten me?
Thanks."

"Little Indian Sioux" River. And as with the original post, EP 14 "Little Indian Sioux River North".

 
01/29/2016 09:58AM  
Do the frost as jeepgirl suggested. You'd love it. First day to Gordon or Frost. Second day to Afton. Third to Tuscarora. Rest day and then out day five. The Frost is mainly open to pencil lake for sure. After that it can be low. I suspect in June you'd be ok.
 
TMakela
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03/21/2016 10:53AM  
I've gone through Frost river three times at least. And always thought it made a good trip and considered it for a span before choosing. My original intent of the post was to see what people thought about particular areas and why it might be more solo-able or more attractive for a solo trip. Seeing solo trippers almost any and everywhere I thought maybe there would be some reasons.

Going for seven days and decided on going in at Kawishiwi Lake.
I am still noodling over the 'what to do' and how to go about it... You know, "Do I pack up and move? Or fish!" Being in the heart of the B dub there are plenty of options for over thinking where to go.

Rough plan is to blow through Malberg the first day. Then I have no clue.

I picked it because I love the Kawishiwi River and the area east of Alice. Maybe I'll spend more time on the river... Being wind bound seems less of an issue as well in my mind when avoiding big water. But Little Sag might be in the cards...
 
03/21/2016 01:41PM  
Beaver, Adams, and Boulder. They are impressive. I'd enjoy a return and spend a day on each lake exploring. So much I missed with each lake just paddling through.

I also enjoy the Kawishiwi in area of Alice. Nice area and unique. Seven days should give plenty of time to explore about and around.

My last route through the area where I stopped to lay my head was Malberg, Adams, Raven, Thomas, Alice, Polly.
 
arcadie
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05/04/2016 12:15AM  
Years ago I put in near Kawishiwi Lake and went up to Polly, Makwa to Little Saganaga Lake and down to Sawbill Lake. It was a nice solo trip Caught a ride from Sawbill back to the car. It was a 3 1/2 day trip back when I was young and pretty fit. Nowadays even with a lighter canoe I would probably give myself much longer, maybe a week.
 
05/04/2016 06:10AM  
I also liked the Adams area, if you haven't been there. A couple of years ago inspector13 and I went in Kawishiwi and out Sawbill via Little Sag, which was really nice. Lesser-traveled areas. There are trip reports with some pictures. More pictures here.
 
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