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Mid-Summer Lac La Croix Paddling Trip
by Kwkoth

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 06/28/2021
Entry Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north) (EP 14)
Exit Point: Moose/Portage River (north) (EP 16)  
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 5
Trip Introduction:
EP 14 – Loon Lake – Lac La Croix – Agnes Lake – Nina Moose Lake - EP 16; June 28 – July 4, 2021; Our group is made up of: Ken and Cyd from Ridgeway, SC; James from Columbia, SC; Kathy from Cincinnati, and Monique (Kathy’s daughter) from Minneapolis.
Day 1 of 8
Sunday, June 27, 2021 – Arrived Ely, MN about Noon. Met James at Outfitter (Canoe Country). James had arranged for permit to be issued by outfitter. Discussed trip plan and route with Canoe Country personnel. Will pick up canoes and other gear tomorrow morning (they open 6 AM). We are renting two, 2-person canoes and one, single canoe. James will be paddling the single canoe. We also picked up fishing licenses for the trip.

James, Cyd, and I walked downtown for lunch. Stopped by grocery store and picked up steaks & potatoes for tomorrow night along with some last-minute grub. Dropped the steaks off at the outfitter to freeze overnight.

Checked in at motel and began sorting gear. Kathy & Monique arrived about 8 PM. We all met at the motel to discuss plans for tomorrow and then went to bed.