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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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danhawk
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01/04/2010 04:18PM
 
New Trip Report posted by danhawk

Trip Name: Shell Lake Base Camp .

Entry Point: 14

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dmfd400
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01/04/2010 05:44PM
 
Nice job! Glad you enjoyed it. We did #14 to #16 in Sept. '05 and enjoyed Shell, as well, though we were unable to procure one of the island sites. It was also our last trip with heavy (aluminum) canoes...
cowdoc
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01/05/2010 11:52AM
 
Just curious....how do you know site 57 is closed? There were 3 sites on the north end of the island, two have been closed for a while, but I was unaware that the middle site, 57, was closed. I have not been there since 06 so things may have changed.

"What could happen?"
danhawk
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01/06/2010 09:58AM
 
The online topo map shows it as closed. I was surprised to see this. Pehaps it is a mistake. Nice picture!

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SunCatcher
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01/08/2010 07:11AM
 
Nice reprot...don't forget the camera, We all enjoy the pics and learn a lot from photo's. Sounds like you had a hoot.
SunCatcher

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Badgerboy
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01/08/2010 08:25AM
 
Actually it is site #53 that is closed. #53 is on the adjacent point. We stayed at 57 in July 09 and it was fine although the Loo was nearly full. The BWCA.com map does not show it as closed.

Take'm to the Wilderness, introduce them to the wonders of God's creation. They will be better for it.
cowdoc
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01/08/2010 12:13PM
 
That's my thoughts too.

"What could happen?"
danhawk
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02/04/2010 10:38AM
 
I stand corrected - we were at site #53 on Shell Lake and it is not closed. I would recommend this camp if you are passing through.

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Koda
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02/04/2010 11:42AM
 
On my BWCA campsite web page I'm trying to keep track of campsites by their latrine numbers, and I use what this map page calls "Internal Lake Number." E.g., site 53 mentioned above is Internal Lake No. 35 (and is closed), and site 57 is Internal Lake No. 39. Which number series matches the latrine numbers?
adam
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02/04/2010 12:07PM
 

The data from the FS comes with two numbers. One is a unique number across the bwca which would be the 57 or 53 references in this thread.


The internal lake number is a number within a lake identifying a campsite. It is believed to be what is on the latrines. Does it match every latrine? That I cannot confirm.
Koda
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02/04/2010 01:17PM
 
Thanks, Adam. So now we have three sets of numbers: the FS "unique" numbers, the latrine numbers, and the 4-digit numbers from Peter Berbee. Is there any consensus around which is best to use?
HikingStick
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02/22/2010 08:42AM
 
Since you did the #14 to #16 loop, would you let me know about how far apart the landings are over land? After reading the trip reports, I've been thinking about this area for my wife's first trip. I'd consider a loop if the land distance isn't too far (so I can walk or ride back to our car when we pull out).


Thanks.

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Ralphthewonderllama
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02/22/2010 10:56AM
 
In Beymers book, he says its 8 miles.
HikingStick
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02/22/2010 12:52PM
 
Thanks for the info. I think I'll try to keep us coming in and out at the same landing.

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Ralphthewonderllama
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02/23/2010 01:54AM
 
hikingstick... I am going to plant a bicycle a hundred of so yards into the woods in june. I figure I will leave a note on it asking for it to be left alone and chain it to a tree. Should only be a half hour bike ride.
HikingStick
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02/23/2010 09:05AM
 
I was just wondering how much I'll be up to riding when we pull out. I guess it is not that far, but I also don't want to leave my wife feeling abandoned at the landing for 40 minutes (ride and then loading the bike).


I'll talk it over with her, and give it some additional thought.

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
lars54
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02/23/2010 04:52PM
 
Thanks for the trip report, I have been thinking
about that area for a solo trip
BigCurrent
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09/27/2010 02:30PM
 
What is the approximate travel time to Shell from the entry point assuming single portages and pretty swift travel?
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