Paddling with friends
by WIstoney

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/07/2018
Entry & Exit Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north) (EP 14)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 8
Day 2 of 5
Friday, June 08, 2018 Oatmeal with fruit mix-ins for breakfast. And french press coffee. It rained Thursday night and was cloudy most of Friday. We all did our own things that day, reading, fishing, paddling around the lake, napping. Usual camp chores, gather firewood and filter water. My buddy PJ made a saw, it was sweet! It uses a full length brush saw, he made all the wooden pieces and a self-storing chamber for the saw blade in the handle (he is handier than most). 

I brought along a steripen for the first time, it only does a liter at a time, but it's a nice option. We typically gravity filter with a platypus, then treat with a little chlorine for knock out any viruses. (Three of us work in healthcare).

The group caught some walleye, northern, and rock bass today.

I heard three gunshots at 11:10 that night. Presumably the nuisance bear on shell lake, one lake over. We almost took the 220 yard portage over there, glad we missed the hangry bear.