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May 16 2021

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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by pdesigninc
Trip Report

Entry Date: September 24, 2010
Entry Point: Moose/Portage River (north)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 2

Trip Introduction:

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Campsites: Nina Moose Lake (out of desperation) and Boulder Bay

Canoe: Minnesota II, stuck once on the damn beaver dam

New equipment: Ultra-plush sleeping pad, Kokatat paddling boots

Portages: 18 total, all terrain including one mucky exit

Sustenance: Contemplation, Starfire, salmon, sulfite-free gorp, pancakes

Stuff lost or almost lost: 1 jalapeño pepper to the fire, 1 headlamp and GPS – both rescued before fading into the abyss

Ultimate scenery: Curtain Falls, Ontario, Canada

Weather: 70s to below freezing, rain and 35 mph gusts, 2 sensational days, thunderstorms and a black wall cloud returning to civilization

Wildlife: Beaver, crawfish, duck, Canadian Gray Jay, eagle, grouse, hawk, one large loon, owl (heard), Pileated Woodpecker

Wildlife not seen: MOOSE – they were all hanging out at Oyster Lake

Etcetera: Neither chased by a bear or the Canadian border control Nina Moose Lake, Agnes, Lake

 

Lakes Traveled:   Nina Moose Lake, Agnes, Lake,

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