Minerva Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Snowbank Lake Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-11 and McKenzie #8, #9 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 19 acres
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit: Never visited
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1590 feet
Water Clarity: MN DNR Fire History: No fires in recorded history

Minerva Lake

Have not yet visited this Primitive Management Area lake. The information displayed on this page are notes used for planning a future trip to this area. Use the information on this page at your own risk.

Spider Lake PMA

Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and martial prowess. The greeks knew this goddess as Athena.

You will need some "martial prowess" to reach this lake. Minerva Lake is one of the three really difficult lakes in this PMA to visit; the other two are Bedford Lake and Redface Lake.

Approach to Minerva Lake

All routes to this lake are difficult. Route suggestion from the north would be from Skoota Lake and then through Grubstake Lake. From the east, there is a creek and series of ponds and peat bogs that can cobbled together to form a route that begins in the southwest bay of Lake Kekekabic.

Bushwhack to Minerva Lake

Satellite images suggest taking the creek south out of Grubstake Lake until you reach a large peat bog due north of Minerva Lake. From an area near the southwest corner of this peat bog, bushwhack straight south about 800 feet or 50 rods to Minerva Lake. This 50 rod bushwhack may seem relatively short, but it is through dense forest so it will be no picnic.

A more complex and longer route begins from the southwest corner of Lake Kekekabic. If you take a gander at a satellite image of this area, a series of ponds, streches of creek and open peat bogs can be knitted together to make the route easier from Lake Kekekabic to Minerva Lake. This entire route passes to the south of Redface Lake. The more adventurous (or those with the physique of Olympic athletes) should consider this route.

Exploring Minerva Lake

As can be expected, there is no information on this lake. Minerva Lake has a shoreline covered by heavy forest. The lake appears to be relatively shallow, but is open water with no vegetation choking its surface. Minerva Lake is probably the best starting point for a hardy bushwhack to Redface Lake which lies about 50 rods to the northeast through thick forest.

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