EP 14 to EP 16 Northern Loop
After waiting through a Saturday morning rush at Briton’s Café for a big breakfast, we headed out the Echo Trail to EP #14, Little Indian Sioux River. The drive took at least an hour. As soon as getting everything unloaded from the truck and trailer, two members took the truck and trailer to EP #16, Moose/Portage River (about 9 miles away), and parked them there because that would be our exit point in six days. The car shuttle crew returned to EP 14, hiked down the trail to the river, and joined the rest of the group. We hit the water about noon, and arrived at our campsite at East Loon Bay (#24) about 5:00 p.m. We had a little problem on the way finding the 40 rod portage from Upper Pauness to Lower Pauness, and had to backtrack after missing it, but other than that, no problems. We covered about 12 miles. Campsite #24 on East Loon Bay was a nice one with tall pine trees and nicely cushioned tent pads.