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TuscaroraBorealis  
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02/18/2012 08:39PM
 
I would imagine most everyone is at least in the formative stages of planning their open water trips? Wondering what routes y'all have intended once the ice is gone?
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Wables  
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02/18/2012 08:45PM
 
Trip #1- Moose River North to Iron, and out thru Stewart.


Trip #2- Base camping in the Baker Lake area with 6 and 8 year olds.


"Hold on, I think I can get in without getting my feet wet."....SPLASH...
kanoes  
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02/18/2012 08:47PM
 
quetico again...with kiporby and butthead. entering via PP then west to argo, back via different lakes. its gunna rock.


might be a one trip year, son gets married in october.


time is a flat circle...
Corsair  
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02/18/2012 08:50PM
 
Lake One traveling the northern stretch of the fire. My son's (7) first trip.



"Pack lightly, Tread lightly"
butthead  
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02/18/2012 08:57PM
 
quote kanoes: "quetico again...with kiporby and butthead. entering via PP then west to argo, back via different lakes. its gunna rock.



might be a one trip year, son gets married in october."




Yup, what he said!


butthead


"Decades, tempered by tedium and existential dread" quote from William Brumfield
maxxbhp  
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02/18/2012 09:01PM
 
Talked my wife into it, gotta go easy. Horseshoe/Gaskin or thereabouts



"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." Elvis Presley
TuscaroraBorealis  
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02/18/2012 09:01PM
 
quote butthead: "quote kanoes: "quetico again...with kiporby and butthead. entering via PP then west to argo, back via different lakes. its gunna rock.

might be a one trip year, son gets married in october."

Yup, what he said!

butthead"

What are the odds that your son would be getting married in October too?!?!? ;-)
Savage Voyageur  
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02/18/2012 09:18PM
 
Back to Ensign in June with Pikehunter and the gang.


"So many lakes, so little time."
Sierra1  
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02/18/2012 09:20PM
 
A late May solo to base camp on Perent with a couple of trips down the Perent River to Isabella for some pictures of the fire area.


Watch out for that rock!!!........ Oooo.... That's going to leave a mark...
kanoes  
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02/18/2012 09:21PM
 
quote TuscaroraBorealis: "quote butthead: "quote kanoes: "quetico again...with kiporby and butthead. entering via PP then west to argo, back via different lakes. its gunna rock.

might be a one trip year, son gets married in october."

Yup, what he said!

butthead"

What are the odds that your son would be getting married in October too?!?!? ;-)"

smartass. its why i like ya. :)


time is a flat circle...
OBX2Kayak  
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02/18/2012 09:30PM
 
Headed to the Q in August via Moose and Basswood.


"I go because it irons out the wrinkles in my soul" -- Sigurd Olson
alpine525  
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02/18/2012 09:45PM
 
Moose Lake entry in late August. Headed east to Knife and back thru Ensign.



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Zulu  
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02/18/2012 10:05PM
 
Late May Solo - Moose to Basswood
Mid August - Mudro
Mid September Solo - Moose to Basswood
gsfisher13  
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02/18/2012 10:09PM
 
quote kanoes: "quetico again...with kiporby and butthead. entering via PP then west to argo, back via different lakes. its gunna rock.



might be a one trip year, son gets married in october."



Bachelor party in Bdub in September?

mcguiness22  
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02/18/2012 11:17PM
 
definitely going to Quetico this year. Ill have at least two other trips but theyre not planned yet...
Frenchy19  
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02/19/2012 12:06AM
 
Fishing trip in June into Caribou and Pine area with my daughter Allie. She's never seen Johnson Falls and has bugged me to do so for the past few years. A couple weeks in July in Q via Atikokan with a teaching buddy, no specific route yet, not sure if we'll have one as this is my buddies trip and he likes to wing it. Hoping for an August trip to WWCP with my wife. This last one depends on the summer hockey and soccer schedules of our daughters.


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Trix  
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02/19/2012 12:35AM
 
Heading into East Bearskin EP#4 in mid June with Mr. Trix, Diva & JB.


Hopefully plan another trip end of August or early September. YTBD.


C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E: Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.
strom2127  
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02/19/2012 01:31AM
 
In Moose River North and out LIS in mid August. Also wetting my son's toes at Voyageurs in June as a bit of an initiation/preparation for his first BW trip in 2013.


"Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more."
nojobro  
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02/19/2012 01:35AM
 
quote alpine525: "Moose Lake entry in late August. Headed east to Knife and back thru Ensign.
"



+1. Even the date is right. See you there, alpine. ;-)
Beaverjack  
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02/19/2012 06:14AM
 
SC in March (charleston area), Lady Boot in September.


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boonie  
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02/19/2012 06:46AM
 
Late Sept (probably solo), Cross Bay (#50) entry to Cherokee, back to Long Island and east to Poplar via one of 2 or 3 routes.
gutmon  
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02/19/2012 07:06AM
 
Mid-May- day tripping for a few days with my nephew. Staying at Bearhead Island State Park, hope to hit Lake One to see the fire damage, South Hegman to see the pictos, fishing wherever/allover, Ely for a burger.


Early September- week-long trip starting on the South Kawishiwi with my buddy Jeff.


Sometime this summer- tentative trip with my wife and daughters and their boyfriends, location TBA possibly outside of BWCA. (reread- not my wife's boyfriends)
jb in the wild  
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02/19/2012 07:54AM
 
quote Trix: "Heading into East Bearskin EP#4 inmid June with Mr. Trix, Diva & JB.



Hopefully plan another trip end of August or early September. YTBD."



Yep what she said.


JB


You can't explain the obvious to the ignorant.
tnvol  
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02/19/2012 07:59AM
 
Crooked loop from Mudro, first week of June.
hwdhusky  
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02/19/2012 09:16AM
 
#1 Taking my dad and brother up in May. Dad is 76 so we are going to take it easy. Entering Lake One and heading toward the river. Couple of easy portages, he loves it:)


#2 Entering Lake One with one of my annual travel partner. Trying to go through burn area and find a temporary home on Insula.


#3 Still undecided on route. Last year we went in on Snowbank and came out on Poplar. Loved the Gunflint side. May spend some time there. My partner for this trip doesn't get vacation finalized until 60 days out, so when we plan trips we have to pick what is open and make due. It is kind of fun because each year is an unknown adventure.
mirth  
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02/19/2012 09:28AM
 
No BWCA for me this year. Instead, I'm taking my oldest on his first canoe trip to the Sylvania Wilderness in the UP.


Hoping to buy a boat this year which will make paddling more of my life than a once or twice a year type of event.
Basspro69  
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02/19/2012 10:00AM
 
Im going to start at Gunflint Trails Clearwater Lake, and then hit every trout lake in a 20 mile radius .


" I want to know Gods thoughts , The rest are details " Albert Einstein.
fishonfishoff  
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02/19/2012 11:34AM
 
Mudro-Crooked, early Sept. Since we have seasoned veterans (1 trip) it should be a piece of cake.-----------LOL


"JUST TRY IT!"
AndySG  
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02/19/2012 11:44AM
 
Me and 3 other guys are entering EP #1 headed to Pine in June with day trips from there. If all goes well, late August Q solo entering at Beaverhouse.


"I rather paddle in ignorant bliss than be arrogantly informed." ~ Kenneth Martenson
tom m  
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02/19/2012 12:11PM
 
The wife and I are going in at Kawishiwi Lake and up to Adams the last week in May. we went this way before and passed through the area very quickly so we are going to slow down a little and see what we missed. tom


TOM
Thwarted  
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02/19/2012 12:32PM
 

LIS North to Loon, around LLC to Tach, further around LLC to Pocket and back through Slim. Layovers as needed. Looking for Mid June fish.
Bringing two 18 year old H.S. grads (one my son) and a rookie friend of mine from H.S.


Really looking forward to it. Going to try to take a lot of pics and do a trip report.
Arkansas Man  
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02/19/2012 01:52PM
 
Wife and I are entering #14 Little Indian Souix heeading to Snow Bay on Lac La Croix.June 24th entry date.


Bruce


Good Paddling, Great Fishing, and God Bless All...
Old Hoosier  
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02/19/2012 02:39PM
 
Headed into Q late August. Likely stay on Beaverhouse all week. Either taking my 16 yr old granddaughter or my 18 yr old nephew - whoever says "yes" first!


Old Hoosier
Kendra  
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02/19/2012 03:07PM
 
The 3 B's and I are going into Skipper west to Long Island then back east to Kiskadinna. Not sure if we will go Winchell to Gaskin or stay north of Winchell on the smaller lakes to Gaskin. (depends on the wind) From Gaskin we will go Horseshoe Caribou and out Lizz. If we have time we may head south into Vista and Misquah just to see them. Maybe just walk that north Misquah portage? If I recall that one's a bugger.
gorytt  
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02/19/2012 03:19PM
 
Going to Big Island Lake in the UP. Probably in June. Will float the Current in Missouri the end of May.
Scout64  
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02/19/2012 03:21PM
 
2 trips from EP 50. One in early June, one in late July. Not sure where we will go from there.


"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit."
mooseplums  
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02/19/2012 03:34PM
 
GF in May
Mudro in June
Quetico solo in Sept.


"I am haunted by waters"~Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"
wawasee  
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02/19/2012 03:48PM
 
Nina Moose to Iron lake the end of June with my son and friends...
Divainthewild  
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02/19/2012 03:55PM
 
Well - I'm thinking 7 trips may not happen this year with my schedule. HOWEVER, June is planned, Yep - Me and my paddle sistah Trix are takin' our men fishin'.


July is lookin' good for another trip - TBD.


August is my family trip - Thinking somewhere on the Gunflint. My boyz haven't seen the blowdown or fire damage yet.


September is my winddown trip and TBD.


Dang - only 4 trips for me this year. Blah.


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02/19/2012 04:43PM
 
Mudro entry in late July-Croooked Lake Loop. Maybe score a campsite in an unspecified area I'm interested in.


Qualify for the Boston Marathon at the Fargo Marathon May 19. I need sub 3:40.


"Did you bring the coffee?" "No. I thought you were."
The Lorax  
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02/19/2012 05:02PM
 
A little paddling at Northern Highlands, always looking to find time for the Namekagon, a BWCA trip or paddling IR this year for the big trip.


I love the smell of silnylon in the morning. It smells like........victory!
alpine525  
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02/19/2012 05:58PM
 
quote nojobro: "quote alpine525: "Moose Lake entry in late August. Headed east to Knife and back thru Ensign.
"




+1. Even the date is right. See you there, alpine. ;-)"



Nojo: We'll keep our eyes open and hope to see you - we're renting a canoe from Williams and Hall! We're on the water for a week - and when we get back, we may stay a night and take a day trip to the numbered lakes to see the extent of the Pagami fire in that area.


Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
dicecupmaker  
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02/19/2012 06:21PM
 
First trip in June to EP 16. Spend the week on Agnes and make day trips around the area. Hoping for site 1803.
Another trip around Sept.


Joy is a great teacher, but so is dispair. Wonder is a great teacher, but so is confusion. Hope is a great teacher, but so is disillusionment. And life is a great teacher, but so is death. To deny yourself any of those in any aspect is not experiencing life totally.
Kevlar  
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02/19/2012 07:18PM
 
Fishing trip in May...location to be decided.


June...entry 14 LIS north to Shell, base camp
August...entry 52 Brant Lake, circle thru Gillis, Mora, Tuscarora September...entry 47, Lizz. To Omega and Winchell and back


These last three trips are open to the public, thru the Minnetonka Rec. Dept. "Bang" of this board and I are guiding them.
boonie  
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02/19/2012 08:23PM
 
quote Kendra: "The 3 B's and I are going into Skipper west to Long Island then back east to Kiskadinna. Not sure if we will go Winchell to Gaskin or stay north of Winchell on the smaller lakes to Gaskin. (depends on the wind) From Gaskin we will go Horseshoe Caribou and out Lizz. If we have time we may head south into Vista and Misquah just to see them. Maybe just walk that north Misquah portage? If I recall that one's a bugger."


Sounds a lot like my plan for heading east from Long Island, right down to the "maybe" part. I hope you get your trip report done before I leave in late Sept :).
TomT  
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02/19/2012 09:17PM
 
Probably no BW this year. Hopefully a road trip out west to Glacier Nat. Park or south to Gulf Shores Alabama. Or maybe out to Wash. DC to visit the son.


But - I may try to sneak in a late Sept. trip to do some canoeing. We'll see what happens.


bojibob  
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02/19/2012 09:26PM
 
Quetico Man Chain...


Slow roll trip: 41 miles, 11 portages over 8 days...


"One inch on the map ~ is not one inch on the ground"
schweady  
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02/19/2012 09:49PM
 
Mudro. Twice. One toward Fourtown, the other toward Horse. End points, not sure.



"You can observe a lot by watching." -- Yogi Berra
cowdoc  
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02/19/2012 10:10PM
 
No plans yet....One son graduating High School, the other College. I'd like a good trip before they all go different ways.
Seems like it was just yesterday.....


"What could happen?"
Chilly  
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02/19/2012 11:41PM
 
quote tom m: "The wife and I are going in at Kawishiwi Lake and up to Adams the last week in May. we went this way before and passed through the area very quickly so we are going to slow down a little and see what we missed. tom"


I'll try and leave a stack of wood for ya


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Tony  
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02/20/2012 12:01AM
 
May trip for Lakers not sure where yet maybe oyster lake


August trip Buffalo river in Arkansas


September fishing trip with the guys undecided yet.


End of July Grand Maris Dragon boat canoe races


tony
ozarkpaddler  
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02/20/2012 07:27AM
 
Somewhere on the Gunflint. Going through that perennial battle, "Do I see some new places or go someplace I know I love?" I'll have a couple "Newbie" BWCAW paddlers, but they are good friends from previous canoe trips. The fact that I want my buddies son to get into some fish and my medical issues is swaying me to go somewhere I know, but....... We plan on a Trout fishing trip in March that will give us time to go over old maps and figure it out then.


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carlton1812  
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02/20/2012 07:39AM
 
End of May at Big Lake Lodge with the family. Plan to take some day trips on the Echo trail. Take my two three year old granddaughters fishing.


My wife and I plan to go somewhere on the Gunflint in September for about 12 days,
Bruce
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02/20/2012 08:16AM
 
Leave my house may 19, enter bwca may 21, moose river north EP 16. no real plan after that just get in there and end up where we end up lol. exit may 25th then the sad long drive home the next day lol.
nctry  
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02/20/2012 08:16AM
 
Starting out the year at Spring Wing Night in Rockford, MN.


Got a permit for Moose River North in mid May. Haven't been there for many years and thought I'd hit it before the crowds.


WCPP the first fourteen days of June


A July trip on Snowbank and beyond...


My son gets married in early August.


Then I start the trip of the year... Putting in august 20th on Gunflint and doing a loop to the east and back. Then picking up my second permit and going west doing several loops and meeting people for resupply along the way and coming out in time to enjoy the fall Wing Night down in Rockford MN.


Nctry
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02/20/2012 08:39AM
 
I think the big trip this year will be to Quetico with by oldest son (15) on roughly the following route:
Moose-Agnes-Kawnipi-Alice-McDougal-Poobah-Darky-Burt-Kahshapiwi-Burke-Moose


Plus a May laker trip in BWCA, a June laker trip in BWCA, and a family/neighbor family trip to LLC in August.
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02/20/2012 09:14AM
 
quote nojobro: "quote alpine525: "Moose Lake entry in late August. Headed east to Knife and back thru Ensign.
"




+1. Even the date is right. See you there, alpine. ;-)"



Update: date changed. Now going in late June. Guess we won't see you, alpine. ;-)
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02/20/2012 09:22AM
 
First trip will be a solo to EP #14 Little Indian Sioux at the end of May. Then maybe another trip at the end of September or early October.


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02/20/2012 09:44AM
 
First week July out of Sawbill. Don't know if I'm headed for Lady Chain lakes or a counterclockwise to Cherokee loop.
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02/20/2012 12:16PM
 
Nojo: Sorry to hear you changed your date - maybe we'll see each other some other time. I'll be looking forward to your trip report!


Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
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02/20/2012 12:22PM
 
quote cowdoc: "No plans yet....One son graduating High School, the other College. I'd like a good trip before they all go different ways.
Seems like it was just yesterday..... "



Similar thoughts here cowdoc - have my (ex's kid, so I guess "ex")stepson, my nephew, and my friend's kid - all 18 and graduating high school this year. Have been trying to get all of them on one trip for awhile, it never worked out, so a while back I planted the idea of a "post-graduation" trip with all three boys and their two dads. Theyall seemed enthused about the idea. Have a route planned out of Snowbank. Hopefully I don't have them backing out this time! Sort of a "last-gasp" attempt, as I know it'll be hard to organize something with this group again.

Snowbank - last week of June.


"Enjoy every sandwich"
nojobro  
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02/20/2012 12:24PM
 
quote alpine525: "Nojo: Sorry to hear you changed your date - maybe we'll see each other some other time. I'll be looking forward to your trip report!"


Yeah, we had to change because my husband has had his vacation request in since about two weeks before the opening date of permit reservations and they are stalling on approving it. It is a technical "black out" date time frame for vacations, and while this shouldn't actually effect his position, nothing is happening...so we'll just move it to another time. We found out he has more vacation time that we'd thought, too, so if his August one does get approved, we can take the time to do something else. We'll probably go to our cabin instead. Cheap (or, rather...paid for already anyway).

My trip report will be with kids in tow...might be helpful to you and might not. Are you getting a tow up Moose?
GnawboneJack  
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02/20/2012 02:15PM
 
September entry through Moose Lake north and east to Knife and out through the numbered lakes with the usual suspects.


Gnaw Bone Jack
alpine525  
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02/20/2012 05:19PM
 
quote nojobro: "quote alpine525: "Nojo: Sorry to hear you changed your date - maybe we'll see each other some other time. I'll be looking forward to your trip report!"



Yeah, we had to change because my husband has had his vacation request in since about two weeks before the opening date of permit reservations and they are stalling on approving it. It is a technical "black out" date time frame for vacations, and while this shouldn't actually effect his position, nothing is happening...so we'll just move it to another time. We found out he has more vacation time that we'd thought, too, so if his August one does get approved, we can take the time to do something else. We'll probably go to our cabin instead. Cheap (or, rather...paid for already anyway).


My trip report will be with kids in tow...might be helpful to you and might not. Are you getting a tow up Moose?"




Nojo:
Yes - we are definitely getting a tow up Moose Lake! It's a great way to get a head start in the morning. August seems too far away!!!!


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quote Thwarted: "
LIS North to Loon, around LLC to Tach, further around LLC to Pocket and back through Slim. Layovers as needed. Looking for Mid June fish.
Bringing two 18 year old H.S. grads (one my son) and a rookie friend of mine from H.S.



Really looking forward to it. Going to try to take a lot of pics and do a trip report."



I'll be looking forward to that trip report. Thinking about heading up that way (Takucmich/Gun/Finger etc.) this fall.
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quote TuscaroraBorealis: "quote Thwarted: "
LIS North to Loon, around LLC to Tach, further around LLC to Pocket and back through Slim. Layovers as needed. Looking for Mid June fish.
Bringing two 18 year old H.S. grads (one my son) and a rookie friend of mine from H.S.




Really looking forward to it. Going to try to take a lot of pics and do a trip report."




I'll be looking forward to that trip report. Thinking about heading up that way (Takucmich/Gun/Finger etc.) this fall."






Ishould be n the Finger Thumb Lakes area the end of September. :)


Nctry
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Still kicking around ideas at this point. But, that area is currently at the top of our list for late September.


Perhaps we will cross paths Ben???? :)
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Doing the loop we had to cancel last year due to the fire. Brant Lake entry, exit from Tuscarora thru Missing Link. Our typical late Sept dates.
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Where am I headed?
To hell in a hand basket if I'm not careful!


Lynx
Bearskin
and maybe
Perent


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson...and...“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".
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South Carolina and Florida for now. Three weeks of canoeing!
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Solo trip late June leaving from EP 16 to LLC.
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The plan was to enter Sawbill through Alden and basecamp on Beth. Do day trips to Grace and small lake north of Beth, cant remember name. That was first week in Aug but one partner down and out, the other is "I don't know yet" Maybe another year without seeing the BW which will make 3 years in a row. May have to plan a short solo and leave them behind cause 3 years in a row is criminal.

We'll see what happens.



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Family vacation the end of August... we just booked a week at a cabin at Kawishiwi Lodge. We'll be doing lots of day tripping. We were hoping to do a few days in the bwca followed by a couple days in a hotel but we don't think our youngest is going to be ready for that yet.


My annual long weekend at the edge of the bwca campground with my father in law will be replaced by a long weekend w/ my wife's family up there disposing of his ashes at some of his favorite places.


Hopefully 3 long weekend spur of the moment(planned 2-4 weeks ahead of time) type trips.... so the EP's are obviously up in the air. Some hopefuls are Baker area, Sawbill to Beth, Sawbill to the fire lakes, Kawishiwi to Kawachong, Crocodile, Wood, Slim,


1 in summer with just my wife and I
1 in summer with either just oldest daughter(7)and I or wife,daughter, and I
1 in Oct. w/ a buddy


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Heading in through Mudro...up through horse, basswood...heading west through the days-bays...heading south pulling out at EP 16.
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quote tnvol: "Crooked loop from Mudro, first week of June."


First Full Week...........I know of two other groups, including mine doing that exact same loop.


Later,


Geo
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Entry date of June 11th. If you are back home in time...I would love to hear of some trip highlights, campsites to consider and just general tips or advice for the loop.


:)
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quote MrBreeze: "The plan was to enter Sawbill through Alden and basecamp on Beth. Do day trips to Grace and small lake north of Beth, cant remember name. That was first week in Aug but one partner down and out, the other is "I don't know yet" Maybe another year without seeing the BW which will make 3 years in a row. May have to plan a short solo and leave them behind cause 3 years in a row is criminal.

We'll see what happens"

Two in a row and it would be solo canoes from then on. I tell whoever I trip with, I'm going whether you come or not so I hope you can make it, but your participation is welcomed but not required .


" I want to know Gods thoughts , The rest are details " Albert Einstein.
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Mid may Nym lake entry point (quetico) down to keats to a nice little island if not already taken. Then meander our way back. We've got two weeks to enjoy the scenery, fish and film, recharge the soul =) Can't wait!


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quote Basspro69: "quote MrBreeze: "The plan was to enter Sawbill through Alden and basecamp on Beth. Do day trips to Grace and small lake north of Beth, cant remember name. That was first week in Aug but one partner down and out, the other is "I don't know yet" Maybe another year without seeing the BW which will make 3 years in a row. May have to plan a short solo and leave them behind cause 3 years in a row is criminal.


We'll see what happens"

Two in a row and it would be solo canoes from then on. I tell whoever I trip with, I'm going whether you come or not so I hope you can make it, but your participation is welcomed but not required ."



Yep, it gets complicated with other people. After my first trip I couldn't wait to get back, but just couldn't get details worked out with others so finally when solo after three years of that. I've been doing it ever since. Like basspro69, I just tell people this is when and where I'm going and what I'm doing, you're welcome to join me. Sometimes my brother makes it, most times I'm solo.
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02/24/2012 11:33AM
 
ep16 Moose river north on August 19th. From there onward to Iron. Haven't been to Iron in a few years looking forward to going back.


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Kawishiwi triangle in June, Mudro crooked loop in August, if all goes well.
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02/24/2012 02:30PM
 
quote boonie: "quote Basspro69: "quote MrBreeze: "The plan was to enter Sawbill through Alden and basecamp on Beth. Do day trips to Grace and small lake north of Beth, cant remember name. That was first week in Aug but one partner down and out, the other is "I don't know yet" Maybe another year without seeing the BW which will make 3 years in a row. May have to plan a short solo and leave them behind cause 3 years in a row is criminal.



We'll see what happens"

Two in a row and it would be solo canoes from then on. I tell whoever I trip with, I'm going whether you come or not so I hope you can make it, but your participation is welcomed but not required ."




Yep, it gets complicated with other people. After my first trip I couldn't wait to get back, but just couldn't get details worked out with others so finally when solo after three years of that. I've been doing it ever since. Like basspro69, I just tell people this is when and where I'm going and what I'm doing, you're welcome to join me. Sometimes my brother makes it, most times I'm solo. "



Told my I don't know yet buddy what I am thinking as far as a solo and asked if I could borrow a vehicle from him. He was not happy that I would go without him but he went when I could not go 3 years ago. Said I could borrow a car but now has renewed intrest in making it happen. Also said I would have to take his younglings but I don't think his wife will go for that.


Thinking about something on Gunflint if I solo in Aug, Never been on that side - Idea's?



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#51 for opener, probably Tuscarora. A week later #16 to the boulder river and down the Dahlgren to Stuart. I'm thinking a yet to be determined solo in July or August. Then a wife trip in September. Maybe a loop out of Clearwater. Getting excited!


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Debating taking a solo in August, but not 100% sure it can happen so trying not to get too excited...
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quote TuscaroraBorealis: "
Still kicking around ideas at this point. But, that area is currently at the top of our list for late September.



Perhaps we will cross paths Ben???? :)"




That would be fun... For me it'll be the week before Wing night and will be the tail end of a forty dayer... and off to Wing Night.


Nctry
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02/24/2012 08:28PM
 
Nctry, I hope you shower first.


LOL
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02/24/2012 09:15PM
 
quote nojobro: "Nctry, I hope you shower first.



LOL"



No doubt, and boy will it feel good!


Nctry
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quote nctry: "quote TuscaroraBorealis: "
Still kicking around ideas at this point. But, that area is currently at the top of our list for late September.




Perhaps we will cross paths Ben???? :)"





That would be fun... For me it'll be the week before Wing night and will be the tail end of a forty dayer... and off to Wing Night."



That's the right time frame. We'll be in the Black Pearl. :)
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02/25/2012 04:52PM
 
Trip 1 in mid May - Louse River/Lady Chain Loop from Sawbill.


Trip 2 sometime late summer - Cherokee Loop from Sawbill. (This will be our third time doing this. We're bringing a first timer)


My bro and I started in 2010 at Sawbill and have been going back there every trip since. We did the Frost River Loop from Sawbill last year and after our trip in May we'll have explored the whole area =o



Oh, I'll prob head up solo again for a few days in March.


3 more months, almost time!
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Sound's like a lot of great adventures just over the horizon. Going into Mudro the last full week of May (after the southern wingnight) on my first solo. Hoping to loop the lakes NW of Fourtown, back through into Horse, south and east into Jackfish and then Pipestone and then south coming out Fall. I want to see as much as He will allow in six days.
Second trip the end of August with the guys, LIS north. Planning for six guys. First trip with my brother (and his first trip in 40 years). That oughta be interesting!
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quote TuscaroraBorealis: "quote nctry: "quote TuscaroraBorealis: "Still kicking around ideas at this point. But, that area is currently at the top of our list for late September.

Perhaps we will cross paths Ben???? :)"

That would be fun... For me it'll be the week before Wing night and will be the tail end of a forty dayer... and off to Wing Night."

That's the right time frame. We'll be in the Black Pearl. :)
"





I'll be looking like a black pearl by then. :) Hope we meet up! Here's my set up...



Nctry
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02/28/2012 07:15PM
 
We should be somewhere between Takucmich & Ge-be- for about 4-5 days if the current plan holds up.
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June 1 out of snowbank to ensign, then make the loop.
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June 9th - Quetico - Beaverhouse Lake entry - Quetico Lake
July 22nd - Quetico - Prairie Portage entry - destination Brent Lake
August 20th - BWCAW - Snowbank entry - heading toward Ima

First summer with three trips. I'm jacked.


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Solo in Mid May EP49 from Skipper, Banadad, to Long Island Lake, back thru Kiskadinna and a route to be decided by what feels good--so many fine choices! 8 days,about. Hope to catch my first laker!
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02/29/2012 07:57AM
 
Going in Snowbank, up through Ensign, Vera, Kekekabic, Frazer, Thomas etc. Going last week of may, first week of June.
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02/29/2012 07:59AM
 
quote Jackfish: "First summer with three trips. I'm jacked."
NO SILLY, YOU'RE JACK-FISH!!!! :)
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quote oldgentleman: "Going in Snowbank, up through Ensign, Vera, Kekekabic, Frazer, Thomas etc. Going last week of may, first week of June."


Will look forward to hearing about it! Sounds like we're doing pretty much the same route a few weeks apart.


"Enjoy every sandwich"
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quote HowardSprague: "quote oldgentleman: "Going in Snowbank, up through Ensign, Vera, Kekekabic, Frazer, Thomas etc. Going last week of may, first week of June."



Will look forward to hearing about it! Sounds like we're doing pretty much the same route a few weeks apart."



Great! When are you going in?
I probably won't have a trip report done yet, but it'll be fun to compare notes when you get back..
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quote MrBreeze: "quote boonie: "quote Basspro69: "quote MrBreeze: "The plan was to enter Sawbill through Alden and basecamp on Beth. Do day trips to Grace and small lake north of Beth, cant remember name. That was first week in Aug but one partner down and out, the other is "I don't know yet" Maybe another year without seeing the BW which will make 3 years in a row. May have to plan a short solo and leave them behind cause 3 years in a row is criminal.




We'll see what happens"

Two in a row and it would be solo canoes from then on. I tell whoever I trip with, I'm going whether you come or not so I hope you can make it, but your participation is welcomed but not required ."





Yep, it gets complicated with other people. After my first trip I couldn't wait to get back, but just couldn't get details worked out with others so finally when solo after three years of that. I've been doing it ever since. Like basspro69, I just tell people this is when and where I'm going and what I'm doing, you're welcome to join me. Sometimes my brother makes it, most times I'm solo. "




Told my I don't know yet buddy what I am thinking as far as a solo and asked if I could borrow a vehicle from him. He was not happy that I would go without him but he went when I could not go 3 years ago. Said I could borrow a car but now has renewed intrest in making it happen. Also said I would have to take his younglings but I don't think his wife will go for that.



Thinking about something on Gunflint if I solo in Aug, Never been on that side - Idea's?
"
many ideas give an example of what your looking for, basecamp, or loop, fishing and camping or just camping and exploring.


" I want to know Gods thoughts , The rest are details " Albert Einstein.
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quote oldgentleman: "quote HowardSprague: "quote oldgentleman: "Going in Snowbank, up through Ensign, Vera, Kekekabic, Frazer, Thomas etc. Going last week of may, first week of June."
Will look forward to hearing about it! Sounds like we're doing pretty much the same route a few weeks apart."

Great! When are you going in?
I probably won't have a trip report done yet, but it'll be fun to compare notes when you get back.."

6/24. Day one plan go from Smitty's to Dorothy's neck of the woods.
Then to Kekekabic, then down to Thomas or Hatchet, then last night Disappointment, Ahsub, or Parent for an easier last morning out.


"Enjoy every sandwich"
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quote TuscaroraBorealis: "We should be somewhere between Takucmich & Ge-be- for about 4-5 days if the current plan holds up."


Will you be going then from Takucmich to Gun, Eugene to Pocket and down?

&

Will you be heading to Fall Wing Night after?


Nctry
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quote gutmon: "Mid-May- day tripping for a few days with my nephew. Staying at Bearhead Island State Park, hope to hit Lake One to see the fire damage, South Hegman to see the pictos, fishing wherever/allover, Ely for a burger.



Early September- week-long trip starting on the South Kawishiwi with my buddy Jeff.



Sometime this summer- tentative trip with my wife and daughters and their boyfriends, location TBA possibly outside of BWCA. (reread- not my wife's boyfriends)"



When you going, I did the same thing max! July 19th-23rd EP 47


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quote TuscaroraBorealis: "quote Jackfish: "First summer with three trips. I'm jacked."
NO SILLY, YOU'RE JACK-FISH!!!! :)"

Oh yeah... that's right. :)


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03/01/2012 07:47AM
 
quote nctry: "quote TuscaroraBorealis: "We should be somewhere between Takucmich & Ge-be- for about 4-5 days if the current plan holds up."



Will you be going then from Takucmich to Gun, Eugene to Pocket and down?


&


Will you be heading to Fall Wing Night after?"



Right now I'm thinking we'll probably try & set up camp on Gun. Hang out there for a few days than head for Ge-be- do the same thing. Hit Oyster for a night or two before heading out.
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quote TomT: "Probably no BW this year. Hopefully a road trip out west to Glacier Nat. Park or south to Gulf Shores Alabama. Or maybe out to Wash. DC to visit the son. "


Like Tom T, we have a road trip out west (Glacier, Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, and Grand Tetons) planned for the month of August. Oddly enough the youngest son was lobbying hard for Washington DC trip but was out voted as we were just there 2 summers ago!


Haven't decided on actual BWCA dates as school work dictates when I can take off and I won't know until a week or so before, but trip hopefuls include:


#14 Little Indian Sioux River or #16 Moose/Portage River


#38 Sawbill Lake?


#47 Lizz and Swamp Lakes


#54 Seagull Lake? or #54A Seagull Lake Only (with my sister and her kids)


#64 East Bearskin Lake?
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quote Basspro69: "quote MrBreeze: "quote boonie: "quote Basspro69: "quote MrBreeze: "The plan was to enter Sawbill through Alden and basecamp on Beth. Do day trips to Grace and small lake north of Beth, cant remember name. That was first week in Aug but one partner down and out, the other is "I don't know yet" Maybe another year without seeing the BW which will make 3 years in a row. May have to plan a short solo and leave them behind cause 3 years in a row is criminal.





We'll see what happens"

Two in a row and it would be solo canoes from then on. I tell whoever I trip with, I'm going whether you come or not so I hope you can make it, but your participation is welcomed but not required ."






Yep, it gets complicated with other people. After my first trip I couldn't wait to get back, but just couldn't get details worked out with others so finally when solo after three years of that. I've been doing it ever since. Like basspro69, I just tell people this is when and where I'm going and what I'm doing, you're welcome to join me. Sometimes my brother makes it, most times I'm solo. "





Told my I don't know yet buddy what I am thinking as far as a solo and asked if I could borrow a vehicle from him. He was not happy that I would go without him but he went when I could not go 3 years ago. Said I could borrow a car but now has renewed intrest in making it happen. Also said I would have to take his younglings but I don't think his wife will go for that.




Thinking about something on Gunflint if I solo in Aug, Never been on that side - Idea's?
"
many ideas give an example of what your looking for, basecamp, or loop, fishing and camping or just camping and exploring."

Would be looking at a short loop type trip or in and then out if need be, this would be my first solo if that does happen so not thinking big miles per day. 4-5 days with 1 day layover somewhere to get in some good fishing.


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