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Yodeler bushwack
by jb in the wild

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 07/03/2010
Entry & Exit Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north) (EP 14)
Number of Days: 9
Group Size: 5
Trip Introduction:
I just needed to do this because it was there.

Hi, I've been wanting to enter EP 14 LIS north and get to bushwack to Yodeler Lake. Problem was, I know I was gonna need some help. Thank God my boyz were able to go this time and carry all the gear. I'll introduce them to ya later. Ya see, I'm a picture, rather then words, kinda guy. Mostly cause my typing sucks. Well, here we go.

The chores the night before had to be done. Wood must be cut and stacked.

We took the stream from the N end of Lynx. The Boyz Coy and Charlie did the work... I carried the camera.

It wasn't bad for me but they had some rough stuff to carry the canoe through. They'll get over it.
When we got to the end of the stream the view was unreal. That pumped up Coy and Charlie to get started on the bog.

Coy would scout the best route out.

While Charlie would play gondolier in the canoe.

I got this shot of a beaver who was very busy - to say the least.

This picture of the dam is just a partial shot. It's about 5' high and a hundred yards long. Biggest damn dam - I've ever seen.

Yodeler was beautiful to say the least. Now does it have any water depth or does she freeze out every winter? We came to fish. 60' deep. Yes, fish were everywhere, but all we could catch were Smallmouths. Lots of them I don't think they have ever seen lures at Yodeler.

The biggest Doe we've ever seen came down to the waters edge to get a drink. BANG!! I shot her. NO just wanted to see if your paying attention

At the beaver dam on the way out I found the deep spot. Went up to my waist the boyz found this very funny. Till Charlie went in next then Coy was the only one laughing. Then profoundly stated " I ain't gonna go that way. So after they helped me out, then knocked me back in with the canoe we started back. Lucky I saved the camera that was around my neck.

We got back on Lynx in time to see Mom heading towards the stream we just came out of. I looked up at the clouds for some reason and saw this. As the Beatles said all you need is Love, well LOV.

We got back to camp where my gal fixed us up some fish and pizza. She cooked a pizza on a rock,I was impressed.

Anyway, I had the time of my life and the boyz well I couldn't have done it without them. They said they had a good time and can't wait to go in again.

Well, that's about it for now, hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did taking them. Knock one off the bucket list for JB!