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Winter Camping, Shell Lake
by UncleMoose

Trip Type: Snowshoeing
Entry Date: 01/13/2011
Entry & Exit Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north) (EP 14)
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 5
Trip Introduction:
I was fortunate to be able to join Dan Cooke, Mark Deering, Matt Adams and Matt's daughter Mallory on a winter camping trip into the boundary waters. This was my first BWCA winter camping experience, so I was grateful to have so much experience along to show me the ropes and keep me from freezing to death.
Day 1 of 4

Day 1 - Thursday, January 13

Late Thursday night I met up with the group at the Little Indian Sioux north entry point (#14) of the BWCAW. They had all driven up from the Twin Cities after work that day, so it wasn't until about 11:00 pm that we met in the snow and darkness. We cold camped at the entry point this first night and were off the next morning.