Boundary Waters Trip

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Boundary Waters Trip

Unread postby knd2970 » Mon May 24, 2010 1:44 pm

Hi everyone.. I just came back from canoeing and camping in Minnesota. Wow! I don't think the weather could have been any better. On saturday a bunch of friends and I headed up to Ely Minnesota. On the way we came across this guy on the side of the road. The paws were cut off.
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We used Voyageur North Canoe Outfitters http://www.vnorth.com/ for the rental of are canoes. John and Lynn O'Kane are awesome. They have been in business for 30 years. They have cottages that you can stay in before and after your trip to rest up. They can supply you with anything that you made need.
We all paid for are entry permit($20 reservation fee and $16 user fee per adult) and fishing licence(7 day $29.50)And headed out at 5:30 am sunday. We headed for the Mudro lake access point.
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After about a hour of loading up the canoes and a 30 rod portage( 16.5'=1 rod/320 rods= 1 mile) we were finally on are way :D
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Here is a map of are route that we planned
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As you can see in the map. We are planning on doing 4 portages and 4 lakes. The first lake we went thru was Mudro Lake. The lake was roughly 1 mile long. Are next portage was 60 rods of pure . It was basically straight up and rocky and straight down.
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The next lake we hit was Sandpit lake.It was about the same size lake a mile or so.The portage into the next lake was not bad. At least it was a flat 160 rods.There was this cool bridge over the swamp. It must of took them forever to build it.

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On or way to Tin can Mike lake. The next portage is on the other end of this pic. It's about a mile and a half.
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We did the next portage 80 rods into Horse lake. By this time, It was in the mid 70's and we were all whooped. We had a 2 mile canoe ride left to paddle. On the way to are camp site 2 of the guys dumped there canoe. We had to go back and help them get all there gear. They ended up losing 3 chairs 2 cell phones and a wallet with $400 cash in it. After that mess we arrived at camp. It was a great site. Water on 3 sides of us and a sandy beach. Here are some pics from the trip.
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camp is set
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nice rub on the outside of camp

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Are live well. worked great for us and the easy pry for the bald eagle. He pick off about 10 bluegills and a 16"small mouth bass :o
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Son zachs 38" pike
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Nice gills
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Turtle guarding tent door in morning.
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Indian fry bread night
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The seagull that ate just as good as we did on walleye scraps
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The beach
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The awesome sunsets
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I have a ton more pics. Sick of uploading them. Everyone should try this at least once. It is hard core fishing. It is a lot of work but fun at the same time. It is a cheap trip. For 8 guys the total cost for us was under $2000.00. We did not need to rent any gear or packs. That helped a lot on the cost of the trip.
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Re: Boundary Waters Trip

Unread postby solocam88 » Mon May 24, 2010 1:51 pm

Awesome pics, thanks for sharing. Looks like a great time.
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Unread postby magicman54494 » Mon May 24, 2010 2:52 pm

Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for the pics and story. We used 5 gal. buckets to carry our gear in Canada. They are water proof, float, They make great camp chairs, live wells, gut buckets for cleaning fish, great gear storage while fishing, etc.
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Re: Boundary Waters Trip

Unread postby knd2970 » Tue May 25, 2010 12:22 am

magicman54494 wrote: We used 5 gal. buckets to carry our gear in Canada. They are water proof, float, They make great camp chairs, live wells, gut buckets for cleaning fish, great gear storage while fishing, etc.

It would be tough to use them there. We used 2 3man canoes and a 2man. We tried to keep it 1 back pack per guy and 2 boundary water bags per canoe. That way you can do the portage one time. On the way in because of 2 food bags and bait. That added doing it 2 times. Some of these are very difficult. I saw one portage that was 320 rods long(over a mile) with steep terrain
If anyone was wondering. The whole trip was about 7 miles in from the truck. We hammered the walleye, small and large mouth bass and northern
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Unread postby 3dog » Tue May 25, 2010 9:13 am

Looks like an awsome trip Ken!!
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Unread postby Slider1005 » Tue May 25, 2010 9:43 am

Awesome pics. Looks like a great time. That definatly looks like something to do to at least once.
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Unread postby tresleggos » Tue May 25, 2010 12:52 pm

o the scanoe is salivating , that a must for me some day w the boy and friends
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Unread postby Sam Ubl » Wed May 26, 2010 12:50 am

Are you gonna chase some bull gigglers with your scanoe? :lol:
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Unread postby hotterthantiffany » Wed May 26, 2010 3:30 am

thanks for sharing those great pictures. Looks like an awesome time ( minus the camping part)
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Unread postby tresleggos » Wed May 26, 2010 4:04 am

dang hater......scanoe its a coleman scanoe and ya ill get the gigglers


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