Sash Lake
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Nearest Entry Point: Mudro Lake Fishing: Unknown
Maps: Fisher F-17, McKenzie #11 Lake Depth: Unknown
Bushwhack Rating: Lake Size: 10 acres
Campsites: None Wildlife Seen on Visit:
Last Visited: Never Lake Elevation: 1310 feet
Water Clarity: Unknown Fire History: 1894

Sash Lake

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Tick Lake PMA

A sash (or Ceinture_fléchée in French) was commonly worn (like a belt) by voyageurs to tie their coats closed to keep out the cold. It was also probably in some cases to keep their hernia's in place which many developed from carrying heavy loads over portages. Many sashes were colorful and usually were made of wool (because it dries quickly).

The fire history of this area includes the 1894 Chad Lake/Cummings Lake/Lac La Croix/Crooked Lake complex. This was one of two large fires that affected the western part of what is now known as the BWCA during that year.

Approach to Sash Lake

Find a small creek along the west shore of Crooked Lake, about 120 rods due northeast of the northeast corner of Circle Lake. The creek empties into Crooked Lake in a marshy area, so be on the lookout for that sort of terrain to help find it.

Bushwhack to Sash Lake

The bushwhack to Sash Lake starts the same way as it does for Circle Lake, which lies just to the south. The little creek emptying into Crooked Lake is not navigable, but it will give you something to orient by. Follow the creek due west through the forest about 40 rods and you will come to a small marsh/pond. The creek continues out the other side of this pond. Another 25 rods on, the creek breaks into a clearing which is probably a peat bog landscape. At this point, head due north across the peat bog for about 115 rods and you will arrive at Sash Lake.

Exploring Sash Lake

This is a very small lake whose south end has been devoured by peat bog. However, the north end will not meet this fate for a very long time as it is surrounded by a steep, rocky shoreline, especially along the east shore of the lake.

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