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Rob Johnson  
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02/08/2011 07:02PM
 
This is the one that put PMAs in the news. The Backpacker magazine article introduced many people (including me) to the whole idea of PMAs.

Looks like EPs 54 & 55 are the best way in by heading up the Gunflint Trail. You could get a tow out to American Point if you wanted to make quick work of the big water and spend more time bushwhacking.

It appears as though there are some old portages that will get you through much of the PMA if you enter from Hanson into Link.

Closest ranger station is Grand Marais.

Here are the usual pictures:



This one has quite a few lakes and the fishing is good according to the Backpacker article.


I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody. Lily Tomlin
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snakecharmer  
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02/08/2011 08:26PM
 
We daytripped back to Nawakwa Lake a few years back. Much of the area was burned in the Cavity Lake fire. Entering from Hanson, it's pretty easy travel by PMA standards. The portages are short and in good shape. Didn't bring a fishing pole, but the lakes looked pikey - shallow and fertile.


"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after"
~ Henry David Thoreau
cowdoc  
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02/09/2011 12:29PM
 
Old sites marked on Bullfrog, Gift, 2 on Fish, another on Nawakwa. Portages connecting all. Another scouting mission in the area would be to look for the old portage running from the east end of Ogish, west to Holt and supposedly on to Nabek and South Arm.


"What could happen?"
jwartman59  
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03/06/2011 08:30PM
 
PaddleAway  
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03/06/2011 09:41PM
 
jwartman59, thanks a ton for the old maps! I have some, but the scale's a lot different, these are very useful.
NinjaCoco  
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03/17/2011 05:27PM
 
http://www.backpacker.com/paddling-boundary-waters/destinations/14508
Amok  
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06/22/2011 03:44PM
 
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Trust, but verify. The Lord will provide !!!!
heavycanoe  
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04/02/2012 05:27PM
 
Is Holt not in this PMA?


Holt Lake?


"I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily without regret." - Roderick Haig-Brown
bumabu  
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04/03/2012 08:23AM
 
Holt not in PMA.


Who I am precedes what I do, not the other way around.
Rob Johnson  
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04/20/2012 11:05PM
 
From the map above it looks like Holt is just south of the PMA. Is this where you were thinking of heading for the solo?


I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody. Lily Tomlin
bumabu  
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04/21/2012 03:30PM
 
I was going to do Holt solo, and then bushwhack up into Pitfall and beyond, but not this year. I am going into pitfall with my 6 year old from a Hanson basecamp. Gonna hit it in late July/early August.

Cancel that, just took a new job, going to Sundial solo instead before I start the new gig.


Who I am precedes what I do, not the other way around.
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