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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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drnatus
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02/20/2010 02:43PM
 
New Trip Report posted by drnatus

Trip Name: June-July 2009 .

Entry Point: 14

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Never criticize someone until you walk a mile in their shoes....by then you'll be a mile away and they will be shoeless!
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Koda
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02/20/2010 04:13PM
 
Great trip report! It was really fun to read.
SunCatcher
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02/20/2010 05:55PM
 
Doc,
Reminds me of the disciples with Jesus on the water in the storm.
He slept, they worried. He woke up and fixed the problem as I recall.
Nice report, nice pics, great memories. Especially the swamping the canoe story at the beginning. Priceless (builds character Ha ha)
SunCatcher

"WWJD"
izzy
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02/20/2010 06:18PM
 
Nicely Done
bapabear
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02/20/2010 07:51PM
 
Great report! I thoroughly enjoyed the read.


You had a lot of experiences with swamping in wind and big waves certainly ranking right up there. I would love to get a group from my church together and have a trip like yours. I'm usually the guy that's gotta pee first when on our trips so I got a kick out of that especially with the turnabout when it was your turn.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
ultralight
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02/21/2010 05:30AM
 
That wind was terrible. We went in on the same day at E.P. 30 and had whitecaps on the Kawishiwi River. I can't imagine crossing Loon. You did a great job of not panicking in spite of the canoe flip. PFD's are a great blessing when you're in that situation. Glad it turned out ok.
ducks
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02/21/2010 08:20AM
 
Great report thanks for sharing. Quite the first day of your trip. That would make getting into the canoe the rest of the trip very nerve racking.

Ride EZ
MOgirl
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02/22/2010 02:04PM
 
Great report Doc! You had me laughing out loud! Thanks for sharing.
lars54
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02/22/2010 04:25PM
 
Nice report @ pictures
glad to hear that you all were wearing your
PFD's when you went over
TomT
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02/23/2010 04:42PM
 
Enjoyed it very much thanks for posting.


BTW, it seems like the turtles always find a way to get at the fish left in the water. Next time just filet them and put the fish in double bagged zip locks and in an anchor bag and lower into deep water to keep chilled overnight.

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --- George Bernard Shaw
TuscaroraBorealis
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03/31/2010 06:20PM
 
Very entertaining report. Glad to see you "kept the faith" even after going over early.
dadof6
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04/01/2010 09:05AM
 
Excellent report!


We also put in the same day you did, but from Sawbill. We were able to shield ourselves from the SW-W most of the day. When we hit Cherokee, the wind was pretty much at our backs. I checked my GPS and it said we were paddling NE on Cherokee at 6.5 MPH!


We then headed west into Frost Lake. When we got to the edge of the lake, the wind had shifted to the NE. The whitecaps were huge and blowing straight at us. Since we were 3 in a canoe (MNIII), we took on the challenge with that same nagging voice (why are you doing this?) and made it to the 2nd campsite on the north shore of Frost.


Another memory was how the weather radio kept saying "tomorrow would be sunny" and like you never saw the sun until late Wednesday, but only briefly and then more so Thursday night. But for us, we used our layover day on Friday and it was a beautiful sunny, warm day.


Still, we had a great trip despite the weather.


Thanks for sharing!

"My life has been a series of campfires." Sigurd Olson
danhawk
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04/15/2010 02:48PM
 
Thanks for that report. That must have been frightening when you tipped over! Luckily the water temperature was not too cold.


It sounds like you guys planned out some good meals. I do have some questions about your menu. Did you bring a pre-mixed cookie dough with you? How did the cookies turn out? Did you bring in pasta sauce in cans? What is chicken flavored TVP?


Thanks,


Dan

Lets Roll!
drnatus
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04/16/2010 11:31AM
 
quote danhawk: "Thanks for that report. That must have been frightening when you tipped over! Luckily the water temperature was not too cold.



It sounds like you guys planned out some good meals. I do have some questions about your menu. Did you bring a pre-mixed cookie dough with you? How did the cookies turn out? Did you bring in pasta sauce in cans? What is chicken flavored TVP?



Thanks,



Dan"



We brought pasta sauce in the foil packs. Something like this. But you can likely find it in your local store.


Chicken flavored TVP is Textured Vegetable Protein: info about TVP


We mixed about 1/2 cup TVP, 1/2 cup instant brown rice, and 1/2 cup freeze dried veggies. I believe that we then added 3/4 cup boiling water to that. This was seasoned with Tony's cajun seasoning. Pretty big portion, but you get carbs, protein, and veggies all in one meal.


Check this link for more info on peanut butter cookies

Never criticize someone until you walk a mile in their shoes....by then you'll be a mile away and they will be shoeless!
fishguts
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04/16/2010 06:16PM
 
Nice report! I loved the pictures especialy the one of the string of Northerns.

fishguts
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