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Leaky Canoe on the Little Indian Sioux
by BigOarDeal

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/08/2016
Entry & Exit Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north) (EP 14)
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 6
Trip Introduction:
It was about time to introduce 4 of my friends to the Boundary Waters for the first time. Along with one friend I had been here with previously, that put us at six guys total on a three-night round trip starting at Little Indian Sioux North.
Day 1 of 5
Mud Road

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

We took off from the Twin Cities around 5pm, which we knew would put us getting in to our cabin at Big Lake Wilderness Lodge quite late. The ride up to Ely was fairly uneventful. Once we jumped on the Echo Trail it was pouring and the dirt road was more like a mud road. We were thankful that we were putting in tomorrow instead of today!

When we finally made it (~10:30), it was pouring so hard that the 25 foot distance between the car and the cabin was sufficient to get us completely soaked as we ran inside. We went to bed shortly after running inside, hoping for an early start tomorrow.