Paddle - BWCA, Quetico, Sylvania, and other paddling places

Trip Report Comments

On 6/26/2014 7:00:17 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
I did a trip through that area last June. It's always interesting to revisit a (somewhat recent)trip through someone else's eyes. We did the Big Rice ~ Hook portage. Finding the Big Rice end was very difficult to locate too. There was a rock cairn on the Hook end, but, i'm sure the high water hid portions of the trail. I know the trail skirted a large swamp near Hook lake. The pink lady slipper brought back memories too. There was a particularly high density of them along the Hook ~ Big Rice portage. Did you find the message jar near the Keneu Lake campsite? Anyways, great report and thanks for taking the time to share your adventure.
On 6/26/2014 8:22:16 PM, Ben Strege said:
Yes, the portage trail skirted the swamp - we just went on the wrong side of the swamp. I figured it out halfway through, but by then it was too late to quickly correct our course. I looked up some comments about the portage after the trip. Apparently the maps mark the start of the portage in the wrong spot. Knowing that beforehand would have helped. I forgot about the message jar at the Keneu campsite. If I had remembered, I would have looked for it. Despite all of the rain, we had fun. It was better than being at work :)
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