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BWCA Trip Report - Summer 2001

What Kind of Vacation is That?
Everyone seems to have strong opinions about a wilderness vacation, either you love them, or you hate them. The great people at Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters offered us just such a vacation. Fortunately we're the type of people who enjoy getting outdoors on our vacations. Why? Well I hope to answer that question with a series of short stories from our vacation:
  • Moose for Supper
  • Eagles Show the Way
  • Mergansers and the Loon

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We entered the wilderness the morning on June 17 and spent 8 days in the canoe. We returned on the 24th and headed for home.


Brent, co-founder of Paddling.net and his wife Chris took this trip as a summer vacation. Having been to this region with some friends three years prior, they were itching to get back.


We entered at entry point 52, Brant Lake, along the Gunflint Trail. Our route took us through Gillis to Crooked Lake, where we camped for the first night. The second day we traveled through Tarry, Mora, Whipped and Fente Lakes. Then we crossed a 300-rod portage into Hub Lake and Mesaba Lake, where we stayed the second night. The third day we paddled across Chaser and Dent and down the Louse River flowage to Trail Lake, where we spent the third night. A short 4th day brought us to the end of the Louse River at Malberg. The fifth day we made the short trip North to Pan Lake. Day six we moved to to Little Saganaga Lake. The seventh day we traveled across Gabimichigami, Ogishkemuncie, Jasper and into Alpine. That left us a short paddle out to Seagull Lake on the final day of our trip.

Please support Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters as they not only helped make this trip possible but help make Paddling.net possible!


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