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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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BTS
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09/20/2009 02:39PM
 
New Trip Report posted by BTS

Trip Name: Four Old Girls Tackle the BWCA.

Entry Point: 16

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kanoes
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09/20/2009 03:23PM
 
excellent report. congratulations on the trip!
rlhedlund
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09/20/2009 06:38PM
 
Great trip report. Glad you all had such a good trip. I admire your resolve to do such a trip.

Life is Good, Living is Better. Everlasting Life is Best! Pray for Us Amok.
Malamom
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09/20/2009 06:38PM
 
Thanks for the report! Am so glad you had such a good time and that you actually experienced the BWCA! I'm "old" too and have spent more time in the BWCA than in the 4 corners area, but that is my second "home" now. Out of curiosity, are you guys "great old broads"? I am.
onajourney
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09/20/2009 07:16PM
 
Loved your report - women rock!! It was inspirational....I have often thought about an "old girl" trip. Glad to hear you did it.
TomT
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09/20/2009 07:18PM
 
Very nice report. I can really appreciate people like you and your friends. You all are still living life to its fullest.

Nice pics of portaging on the last day and that turtle was HUGE! Andy's got some guts to pull him out of the water like that.

Thanks for posting, it was very interesting.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
mebersviller
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09/20/2009 08:00PM
 
Awesome trip and awesome trip report! Thanks.

Marlys in MN
Ho Ho
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09/20/2009 08:08PM
 
Great report. Great route. Great guide. Great attitude. Great picture of Lower Basswood Falls (among others). And I never knew you could pick up a Snapper by the tail but I may have to try (first attempt will be with a smaller one).

You should come back again. It gets better every time.
farmer II
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09/21/2009 09:16AM
 
Yes - great trip report! I knew there was a reason for taking a guide - cooking.
nojobro
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09/21/2009 10:06AM
 
Awesome! What a great trip. I hope to also be tackling new things when I'm an "old girl." ;-)

Do you happen to know what kind of boots Andy has? I hate wet feet and those look awesome.

I'm hoping to go to the Basswood falls area soon...every time I read about it or see pics it sets me dreaming again...

alpine525
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09/21/2009 01:13PM
 
Fabulous report - what a great experience for a "first trip"!

My husband (64) and I (55) have been paddling the BW for over 15 years. Each trip gets a little harder - but we keep pushing on. We want to keep going as long as our bodies will allow us to.

I have great respect for the number of portages you crossed - and the length of the portages. Good going!

Congratulations on such a wonderful adventure!



Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama
QueenBee
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09/21/2009 11:41PM
 
It was a great trip! I am ready to do it again in two years to celebrate my 50th! It was a special birthday with my mom and her friends. Thanks for the detailed report.
krazykwltr
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09/23/2009 06:24PM
 
not sure of the brand, but he only had wet sox once the whole week!!!
Bannock
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09/24/2009 02:33PM
 
Absolutely an excellent report! You made quite the trip!

Bannock
nojobro
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09/24/2009 03:41PM
 
I think I found the guide's boots: Edgewater boot

Wonder how they are when portaging....site says they are comfy in up to 85 degree weather...
Koda
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10/01/2009 01:32PM
 
Thanks so much for that great trip report. It brought a lot of smiles - so nice to see people my age (and older, even!) taking risks and pushing their limits.

Koda
sotaman
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12/02/2009 01:09PM
 
Great report enjoyed it.

Don't take life to serious remember no one gets out a live
Mongo65
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12/06/2009 04:35PM
 
Great report. Thanks for sharing.

Sit back, relax, have a home brew.
RoJoYo
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12/11/2009 07:51AM
 
Really enjoyed your report...keep it up.

"You don't stop playing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop playing." B. Franklin
lars54
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12/11/2009 05:50PM
 
Nice report. looking forward to read about your next trip.
camp-n-scrap
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12/17/2009 07:33PM
 
great trip report. Four old girls-how about four young girls - you're only as old as you feel :)

THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. - Hunter S. Thompson
Bearfoot
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01/13/2010 10:44PM
 
That was a wonderful trip report. Well written with great pictures. Truly a pleasure to read. Thank You!


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Mad_Angler
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01/20/2010 10:56AM
 
Great trip report.


I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I never knew exactly what a guide would do. It did seem like your trip was much richer with a guide.


I was also very interested in your route. I am a basecamper. I have camped on Agnes from Ep16. I have also camped on Horse from EP23. So I have seen much of the area you describe. I never thought about doing a loop to connect the two areas.


Fish where the fish are...
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