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09/07/2016 06:48PM
Last season I took my first winter camping trip.
We camped at a state park campground, with some hiking on the SHT.
This year we're looking for a bit more adventure, and some camping within the BWCA.

Any ideas?

Looking for not "too far in" in case the weather turns. As of now, we're cold tenting.

Looking for lots of daytrip options.

We're willing to go anywhere.
 
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Merlin
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09/07/2016 08:26PM
Sawbill is very easy access. Plowed roads and plowed parking.
Merlin
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09/07/2016 08:26PM
Sawbill is very easy access. Plowed roads and plowed parking.
DanCooke
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09/07/2016 09:07PM
Moon Lake from Clearwater Lake Landing- Deer then Moon. People often Ski the old rail grade, so you do not have to break your own trail the whole way. Moon is a pretty lake in the winter. If you get adventurous then daytrip ski / Bushwack through Ivory and Rocky to the top of Johnson falls then take the lake route (North or South) back to Moon. Done that a few times. Watch for thin spots of ice where Moon Flows into Deer- usually easy to see. Thin spots on the creek as you go to Johnson falls.
Gadfly
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09/08/2016 12:23PM
I have been on a handful of trips and if I was going to make a suggestion to someone going on their first trip I couldn't think of a better place than Sawbill. As Merlin mentioned the access is plowed and there is a giant parking lot to use so you have no worries there. There are a few different lakes that can be accessed from short portages or you can make day trips to those lakes. Although I have not been there Clearwater appears to be a great place as well as Dan talks about in his post.
Jaywalker
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09/08/2016 08:41PM
If interested, I noticed Sawbill was listed on Snowtrekker's list of places renting their stuff. I've done Eagle Mountain a couple times - not lots of side trips available, but a nice hike in then a nice mountain to climb up and slide down.
Minnesotian
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09/09/2016 07:51AM
quote DanCooke: "Moon Lake from Clearwater Lake Landing- Deer then Moon. ."

I did something similar a couple winters ago, but instead went to Caribou Lake. That was a real easy pull and very pretty. And getting just one portage away was like getting into the the middle of nowhere.
09/09/2016 08:04PM
Thanks everyone!

Now just waiting for the flakes to fly!

TuscaroraBorealis
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09/11/2016 08:27AM
Here's one idea

You could also work in a day trip to Magnetic Rock before/after your trip. (If time allows)
karola
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09/11/2016 01:22PM
Wood Lake is a good one for access and you can explore from there.
09/11/2016 06:11PM
I like both of those ideas! Gosh... watching some Shug videos of him and his winter camping.... anyone else excited for winter to come?
09/11/2016 06:15PM
I like all of those ideas! Gosh... watching some Shug videos of him and his winter camping.... anyone else excited for winter to come?

1.) Sawbill
2.) Missing Link
3.) Wood Lake
4.) Clearwater

hmmmmm
whitecedar
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09/15/2016 08:32PM
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