Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

5 Rivers Trip or Lac La Croix circumnavigation
by linkslvr

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/07/2009
Entry & Exit Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north) (EP 14)
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 2
Trip Introduction:
It had been at least 15 years since I came up the Little Indian Sioux and 8 or 9 since we last attempted to study the La Croix pictographs. We went to canoe some new water and hopefully get some time to view those pictographs.
Day 1 of 6
Monday, September 07, 2009

We spent the previous night at the Fenske Lk campground before getting up early for the drive up the Echo Trail to the Little Indian Sioux (LIS) entry point. Warm night, traditional grilled steak dinner and fire for atmosphere left us ready to hit the trail. We heard either wolves or coyotes about 6:00 AM. Nice to be serenaded.

The day warmed up quickly as we made our way down the LIS. Saw quite a number of parties at the Pauness Lakes. But once we hit Loon lake and then finally Lac La Croix (LLC) things got much quieter. That was a very pleasant surprise. Not much wind, lots of sunshine and temps approaching 80 made for some nice, if warm conditions. We stopped at the middle campsite on Sandbar Island. I went for a swim and we just enjoyed our first night back in the Boundary Waters.