Eagle Mountain Additions and Corrections
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|latitude = 47 deg 53' 51" = 47.8975|
longitude = 90 deg 33' 36" = -90.56
|Posted Aug 4, 2002 7:39 pm|
|If you wish to overnight at one of the two campsites near Eagle Mtn, you must get a BWCA permit at the Forest Service office in Tofte.|
|Posted May 28, 2004 4:26 pm|
|seidelc||Re: Untitled Comment|
|Do you know where the camp sites are located?|
|Posted Feb 27, 2014 9:55 am|
|Beware of snowmelt in the spring and MAKE SURE YOU BRING BUG SPRAY IN JUNE!! Unbelievable bugs, and I am FROM Minnesota!|
|Posted Apr 3, 2005 5:31 pm|
|mad maximus||Untitled Comment|
|At the T you need to make a right turn. There is a wooden sign pointing right stating the trail head is 4 miles down the road.|
|Posted Aug 7, 2005 5:06 pm|
|The route is incorrect. Take a RIGHT on Forest Road 170 (also called The Grade).|
Also, at some point FR 170 was renamed from FR 153. Newer maps of Superior National Forest all show FR 170, so that needs to be corrected on this page's route map. Nowhere on the actual road does it reference 153, only 170.
|Posted Jul 24, 2007 12:51 pm|
|Redwic||County Road 4...|
|Heading north from Lutsen, after turning onto County Road 4, don't be alarmed if some road signs and addresses start referencing "Caribou Trail (Road)". It is the same road for that stretch.|
|Posted Jul 7, 2008 12:43 pm|
|Alpinist||None of the current photos are of Eagle Mtn|
|I hate to embarrass anyone but ALL of the photos of Eagle Mountain on SP are not of Eagle Mtn. The photos posted here are actually of the hill to the right of Eagle Mtn, which is what is visible when you first reach Whale Lake. (I confess that I also thought it was Eagle Mtn when I first reached the lake, based on the photos that I previously saw.) Most photos on the web are incorrect as well but this guy got it right.|
Compare the above picture with the one below from SP. If you were to splice the 2 photos together, the one above of Eagle Mtn would appear to the left of the one below.
Now compare that with the topo map. There are 2 prominant hills and Eagle Mtn is the one on the left as viewed from Whale Lake. Notice that in all of the incorrect photos, there is no hill to the right of the summit?
|Posted Mar 2, 2010 5:52 pm|
|sorry for the way late reply on this, I didn't see the comment til today. Checking out the topo and then the satellite images, yeah alpinist, you're right. I'm going to have to drive back up there this winter and snap another picture of it to get a photo of the actual mountain up on Eagle's page. I'll try and get a panorama shot from the east side of the lake of all three bumps as well.|
|Posted Sep 8, 2010 12:57 pm|
|Alpinist||Phtoto of Eagle Mtn has been added|
|FYI - SP member idzaharia uploaded a photo of Eagle Mtn. You should make that the signature photo now since the other one is incorrect.|
|Posted Aug 17, 2012 9:42 am|
|Phil, just a reminder that the signature photo needs to be updated on this page. Actually , the page hasn't been updated since 2004. If you're too busy or don't wish to maintain it, I'll be happy to contribute. You can make me an editor...|
|Posted Jul 1, 2013 10:08 am|
|Stu Brandel||Wrong Photo|
|I was glad to have read these comments before hiking up to the top. My sense of direction would have been giving me warning signals when the route took off west instead of north to the 'sister peak'. The photo should be swapped out as Alpinist suggests.|
|Posted Sep 1, 2013 9:52 pm|
|iowahawk43||Finding the Summit|
|This high point can be a bit tricky. When you reach the "top" you'll find an open rocky "field". You'll know what I mean because it is unusual for what you've seen up to that point. Cross this rock field "horizontally" and pick up the trail. You are going to make a circle around the mountain peak. When you reach the second open rock field, look for some marked trees. These are not obviously marked, but if you look for them it should be clear. At this rock field, go UP. You'll find a trail higher on the rocks (I recall a three-foot evergreen at the start of the trail). Within a few hundred steps you'll find the plaque. |
We kept going round the mountain peak to a third rocky clearing - nope. If you reach this you'll find it near impossible to continue across for the drop off looks wicked here. And if you go "up" you'll find only animal trails. So, go back around to a previous rock field and search up. You'll know this is a more normal human trail, than an animal trail.
We almost gave up but finally found the magic trail to the official plaque and peak. Don't get this close and let that happen to you. Hope this input helps you out.
|Posted Oct 25, 2013 10:22 pm|
|Colin||Re: Finding the Summit|
|I visited on 8/5/15. This was useful advice. Just stick with the trail once you get on top and turn right (uphill) when you reach the second rocky field. I didn't see the markings on the trees, but there were a couple of rock cairns when I visited. The other sections of the trail are obvious and there is a directional sign at the end of Whale Lake. |
I didn't find the mosquitoes that intimidating. They were slow and didn't seem all that determined when I was there.
One of the prettiest hikes I've done in a long time.
|Posted Aug 11, 2015 5:28 pm|
|Has anyone camped here before? I have already purchased my BWCA permit for May but I'm not sure where to camp. Any information would be much appreciated. Thanks!|
|Posted Feb 27, 2014 9:53 am|
|I camped on the south side of Whale Lake about the mid way point, but that was in January. Everything was covered in snow then. There is a flat spot there though I'm not sure what it's like during spring/summer.|
|Posted May 12, 2014 5:55 pm|
|Hi, I have a question for those whom have hiked this trail. In September I plan on taking my father up to Eagle Mountain for his birthday because he has asked about Minnesota's highest point. Since it's his birthday though everyone wants to go too, and that includes several small children. The current plan is to have them stay at camp with their mommys, but the mommys didn't like that idea. So, I know the discriptions say the hike can get difficult but, would it be too difficult to piggy back say 4 toddlers up that mountain? How is the trail up to the mountain? Can we bring strollers and leave them at the bottom before the trail heads upwards?|
|Posted Aug 3, 2014 10:12 pm|
|Just saw some picture, nevermind about the stroller comment, but I still feel that the trail is doable with children, what do you guys think?|
|Posted Aug 3, 2014 10:18 pm|
|email@example.com||Eagle Mountain Climb|
|Do not climb this mountain in June, July or August. The mosquitos will kill you!|
|Posted May 24, 2015 10:25 pm|