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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
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bierbaum12
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08/26/2009 06:02PM
 
New Trip Report posted by bierbaum12

Trip Name: Crane L., Lac La Croix L., Loon L., Loon River, Little Vermilion L. Loop.

Entry Point: 12

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Bog
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08/27/2009 01:23PM
 
I am once again reminded how each trip can be totally different for the next person, to the next group. Congrats on making it.
Mongo65
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08/29/2009 02:07PM
 
Motors aside. it sounded like a great trip.

Sit back, relax, have a home brew.
ktoivola
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09/03/2009 01:36PM
 
Nice Report. I was up on loon and la croix a week after you...I wasnt digging the motor traffic there either.

I looked at your camp on loon lake, but picked the one just east of it. Nice sand beach and elevated

ktoivola
airmorse
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09/03/2009 02:51PM
 
Nice report. Been over the Dawson portage many times, but not for a while.

Do they still have that old bus to take people over the portage? I have lots of stories about that.

What did you think of the railroad portages?

Curt

"In wilderness is the salvation of mankind." Thoreau.
rlhedlund
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09/06/2009 10:40AM
 
Thanks for posting. I would not care for the motorboats either.

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SunCatcher
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09/06/2009 08:49PM
 
Nice report. Like the pics. Always great to see everyone's enthusiasm around the BWCA.
SunCatcher

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bierbaum 12
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09/07/2009 05:41PM
 
Hi Curt. Thank you for your comment and encouragement. The Dawson Portage. It was a necessary portage for us to make a loop trip. Four mile portage was just out of the plan on foot. They were very reliable and on time, some what expensive. There are still the busses (4) in the woods, all grown over (they will never be used). They used an old GMC Suburban (which looked older than it was) with trailer. There are still the old dozers on the side, in the woods.
The Railroad Portage. It was a nice comfort item for us, kayakers. With canoe, it is not needed and we probably would not have used it. But, with kayaks, it saved us about and hour (unpacking and re-loading).
Have a great day.
sotaman
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12/16/2009 10:39AM
 
More info about the lac la croix area I think I need to check it out

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