Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

Indian Sioux North Solo
by egknuti

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/18/2018
Entry Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north) (EP 14)
Exit Point: Moose/Portage River (north) (EP 16)  
Number of Days: 13
Group Size: 1
Trip Introduction:
This is my yearly solo trip. Main purpose is fishing and relaxing.
Day 1 of 13
Monday, June 18, 2018 Entered Indian Sioux north around 9:00am. I had heard reports of bear problems on Shell earlier this spring and was glad to hear that this particular bear was no longer a threat. I still though, purchased bear spray just in case. River levels seemed high and the Elm Portage was flowing fast. A faster twosome passed me by on the portage and I didn't see anyone until Lower Pauness. The group camped on the lake was blasting their radio. I believe it was Bob Seger. When I got to Shell it was noticeably vacant. There was only one group camped on the lake. I secured the north campsite on Con Island. I nice site with beautiful Red Pines. The site is slightly elevated and there's not a good landing area close to camp. I take my time setting up camp and then decide to fish for a few hours before I grill my steak. After dinner I went fishing until just before sunset. Tonight the sunset was spectacular.