- Paddle and Bushwhack North, 3½ miles, to Hudson
- Portage South, 5 miles, to the Isabella River
- Portage West, 3 miles, to South Wilder
F-4, One, Two, Three, Four, Bald Eagle, Insula Lakes
19, Isabella Lake
- DNR Lake No. 380455
- Lake Map No. C1429
- Lake Table No. 6B
- MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
- MPCA Water Quality - N/A
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Pose is a small, shallow lake on the
Ahmoo Creek watershed of the Kawishiwi drainage, 23 miles ESE of Ely, 4½
miles NNW of Forest Center. Crudely C-shaped and surrounded by low,
steep hills, Pose covers 76 acres with a maximum depth of but 12'.
Pose Creek enters at the southwest corner of the lake after a 3¾
mile run through a narrow, boggy valley just south of the lake. It
exits the lake at the southeast corner, just ½ mile about its confluence
with Ahmoo Creek, which in turn empties into Hudson
Lake on the Kawishiwi. The Pow Wow Hiking Trail passes along the
high ground to the south of the lake, with a trail spur dropping down to
the campsite on the shore. There are no mainatained portages into
Pose is surrounded by some of the oldest forest in this region of the
BWCAW, dating back some 175 years, to the fires of 1824. For some
unknown reason, the area immediately around the lake escaped the big 1864
Lake Insula fire just to the north and east, as well as the conflagrations
of 1910, which burned near to it from the south and west. Pose also
escaped significant damage from the Independence Day blowdown of 1999,
though the area farther to the west sustained standing tree losses estimated
at between 10% and 33%.
Pose supports one established campsite,
along the southern shore, intended for the use of backpackers on the Pow
Wow Hiking Trail.
Pose is one of the more remote lakes in
the region and not particularly suitable as part of a canoe route.
However, it would make an interesting hiking destination from South
Wilder, or a bushwhacking goal up Ahmoo Creek from Hudson.
Pose supports populations of Bluegill
Northern Pike (Esox lucius),
White Sucker (Catostomus
commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca
Notes and Comments
If you do get in to Pose send us a photo.
We'll publish it here. (It's the only way most BWCA paddlers will
ever get to see this lake.)
Last updated on
31 October, 2004