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Entry Point 14 - Little Indian Sioux River North

Little Indian Sioux River (north) entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 32 miles. Access is a 40-rod portage heading North from the Echo Trail.

Number of Permits per Day: 6
Elevation: 1364 feet
Latitude: 48.1466
Longitude: -92.2103

Little Indian Souix River North

by ChicagoJosh
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 14, 2010
Entry Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north)
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 5

Trip Introduction:
5 man trip from entry point 14. this is my 1st ever trip report on bwca.com so bare with me lol

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alright im not totally sure what people typically put in these but i'll do my best.

-1st off. sadly to say 2 of my friends were attacked in Ely the night before we left with a lead pipe. my one friend needed 17 stitches in his head. the other broke his hand blocking the pipe and then retaliating.

I only mention this as a percaution to others. it seemed as though this was a "locals who don't like tourists" type of attack. i was asleep when it happened and can't provide and more real detail.

-Little Indian Souix River North. water levels are low. beavers are hard at work, and created an extra little portage just north of the 160 rodder.

-we caught a LOT of fish. ate about 6-7 per night. northerns, walleye, bass, perch (we think)

-black flies had not hatched yet, but were due to anyday.

-we stayed at nice site. in particular i liked the one on east loon bay that had a private cove with sand beach!

-On Lower Pauness we caught may fish with minows and bobbers right from the shore.

great weather and great trip besides the Ely incident...look out for them crazy locals.

 

Lakes Traveled:   Upper Pauness Lake, Lower Pauness Lake, Loon Lake, Shell Lake,

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