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Portage clearing trip 2016/ LIS North
by PortageKeeper

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 05/09/2016
Entry & Exit Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north) (EP 14)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 8
Trip Introduction:
About 6 months in the planning, 8 people volunteered and all 8 saw it through.
Just a quick report to say that we had a successful portage clearing trip in the Shell Lake area. All types of weather including heat, cold, rain and snow, and lots of wind.

Tools used... 6 Fiskars Pruning Stiks (these were used lots and lots) 4 Irwin 15" saws 1 46" crosscut saw 1 Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe

Portages that we cleaned up... EP14/LIS river north, Elm portage, U. Pauness/L. Pauness both the 9r and the 40r,  L. Pauness/Shell, Devils Cascade, Shell/Heritage, Heritage/E. Loon Bay, Shell/L. Shell, Lynx/Agawato, Lynx/Heritage, Lynx/Ruby.

We also carried in 2 new fire grates for replacement.

Many thanks to the volunteers... Steve (SEA) Larry (Nibi Mocs) Jeff P. Jeff (JD) Mike (McSweem) Mike (Swimswithloons) Bruce (Pinesap)