I had an entry permit for EP14, Little Indian Sioux River North on Sept. 14th. No plans past that, so I had a lot of options and a River to paddle. Also picked up a (non-paddling) partner for the trip, Float Stanley![paragraph break]
[paragraph break]After the first portage a northwest wind picked up and slowed progress quite a bit.
Set up camp just southwest of the Devil's Cascade portage, and will decide on a trip direction in the morning.[paragraph break]
[paragraph break]Here I discovered my packing error. I pack my food as individual ingredients, and left my beef and sausage at home in the freezer! Menus deteriorated to soup and biscuits for the rest of the trip. Float Stanley had no problem with that, but I did![paragraph break]Clouds were building up when I woke next morning.
Decision time, we will base camp on Lynx and explore.
[paragraph break]By the time we reached the east side of Shell it was raining. I had packed up a wet camp due to a very heavy morning dew. It will now be quite a chore to dry it all out. I wanted to camp on the north of Lynx at a site I used in 2007. Half way across Lynx I see someone unloading a canoe, they arrived minutes before me! The rest of the campsites on Lynx did not appeal to me so we fell back on plan B, the camp on Little Shell.[paragraph break]
[paragraph break]Set up my Lean as a tarp and cooked lunch under the shelter, that sped up the drying process. The rain stopped, I hung up the sleeping bag and finished setting up camp. Camp was not bad, large and open. Yet lots of trees and shelter. No trash just signs of being used a lot.[paragraph break]The next morning as heavy with dew and fog!
[paragraph break]Spent the day exploring and relaxing.
Float Stanley really enjoyed the relaxing part!
[paragraph break]A request from Wing Nite was for more videos, so;[paragraph break]