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VoyageurNorth
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:34 PM 07/16/06 (CST)
Don't know about areas outside of Ely but...

If you don't already have a permit for several of the areas around the fire areas, you won't get a reservation for one until the fires are better contained.

The reason that has been given is that with the smoke and closings of the lakes like Pietro, Clearwater, Gull & Turtle, there are less campsites and people are camping further away. So to have less congestion & so there are enough sites for everyone, no permits are being issued unless they are already reserved


Brant Lake is totally closed, shows a big red " X ", so no permits at all, no one allowed to enter there even if they already have a permit reserved.

No new permits at this time for:

#30 Lake One

#31 Farm Lake

#32 So. Kawishiwi

#33 Gabbro

#75 Little Isabella River

#84 Snake River

And absolutely no camping on the little lakes north of Bald Eagle - Pietro, Clearwater, Turtle & Gull

some info found here.

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 09:55 PM 07/16/06 (CST)
Thanks for the heads up.....how does the GunFlint Trail figure into this?


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 10:06 PM 07/16/06 (CST)
I see there are 2 seperate fires...hope they get this under control soon.....


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 07:15 AM 07/17/06 (CST)
Thanks for the info, VoyageurNorth...



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:00 PM 07/17/06 (CST)
This is not from the current fire. It was Snobank 2 years ago,but it gives you an idea of what the forest service has to deal with.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 11:06 PM 07/17/06 (CST)
TURTLE LAKE WILDLAND FIRE USE (WFU) EVENT

UPDATE: July 17, 2006

FIRE NAME: Turtle Lake

DATE OF DETECTION: July 13, 2006

CAUSE: Lightning start on July 7, 2006

CURRENT SIZE: 900 acres

LOCATION: T62N, R10W, Sec. 13; Turtle Lake within the BWCAW, Gabbro/Bald
Eagle area (Maps available at the District Office)

AGENCY: Superior National Forest, Kawishiwi Ranger District

STATUS: Crews are checking the fire from moving west of the portage between Turtle and Clearwater Lakes. Using water, crews are checking the fire from spreading east of the portage between Gull and Pietro Lakes. Helicopters are dropping water between Clearwater and Candre Lakes with the goal of checking the fire from going towards Lakes One, Two and Three.

RESOURCE BENEFITS: Wildland fire use events are nature’s way of managing and balancing its resources, including restoring and maintaining healthy forests and wetlands and supporting ecosystem diversity. WFU teams actively manage wildland fire use events to allow the fire to play its natural role on the landscape while, at the same time, balancing the social and economic needs of people who operate businesses and recreate in the area of the WFU fire.

PORTAGE CLOSURES: Bruin to Little Gabbro, South Kawishiwi to Little Gabbro, portages west of the Little Isabella River and Isabella River junction towards Bald Eagle, Bald Eagle to Turtle, Turtle to Clearwater, Clearwater to Camdre, Camdre to Pietro, Pietro to Gull, Gull to Bald Eagle. No visitors will be allowed to come down to this area from the Lake One chain. There will be no travel or camping in the Weasel PMA.

CAMPSITE CLOSURES: Five campsites on the east shore of Bald Eagle as well as the campsite near the Turtle Lake portage. All campsites on Turtle, Clearwater, Pietro, and Gull.

TRAIL CLOSURES: Powwow Trail within the BWCAW.

SMOKE CONDITIONS: Visitors in the Lake One area may see or smell smoke. Visitors and residents in the Ojibway/Triangle area and the Moose Lake area will also see or smell smoke.

RESOURCES: Crews in the area will be making public contacts. A National Fire Use Team arrived on July 15 to assist the District with the Turtle Lake Wildland Fire Use event. An information board has been set up at Northwind Lodge on the Fernberg Road.

FIRE INFORMATION: (218) 365-2091 Kathy Thompson, Fire Information Officer
(218) 365-7620 Kawishiwi Ranger District Fire
Information Desk

SPECIAL MESSAGES: Check for current campfire restrictions before making a BWCAW trip. Visitors please be aware of the fire activity and smoke situation in the area. Fire information can be found on the internet at www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/superior.


Kathy Thompson
Northern Rockies Fire Use Team
kathythompson@fs.fed.us
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 11:08 PM 07/17/06 (CST)
By the way, this is posted on the BWCA permit reservation site but it is not accurate. It says you can use fires in the restricted area between 7 pm & midnight but it is now, absolutely no fires.

See below, if you read this on the permit site, remember, it is not accurate!



Due to current fire activities, please check availability for entry point closures.
For current restriction information, please visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/superior/ or call the Superior National Forest Headquarters at 218-626-4300. Beginning July 20, 2006 at 12:01 am, there will be a Level One fire restriction in the blowdown area. Campfires in the restricted zone will be limited to the hours between 7 pm and midnight. Gas and propane campstoves will still be allowed at any time in the restricted zone. For current restriction information, please visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/superior/ or call the Superior National Forest Headquarters at 218-626-4300.






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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 11:00 AM 07/18/06 (CST)
That is a shame ,but it has been an issue up there. Why did the lumber not get logged off when it was worth something?
I've been up the Kawishiway river into little Gabro. I've also been through lakes #1&2,Hudson up to Insula & Alice.
To have it burn sucks.It is one of my favorite areas to fish.






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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 11:02 AM 07/18/06 (CST)
I am not sure how they would have gotten the useable lumber out of some of these areas.


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 11:21 AM 07/18/06 (CST)
There were several companies that wanted to invest in getting a lot of this lumber out. They were going to do it in the winter over the hard ice. The problem is that they could not get permission to use any type of motorized stuff. Even the firefighters who go in there to fight fires are not allowed to use a powered chainsaw... all must be done by hand. They are very persnickety.



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