Lower Pauness to Shell

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: Brian Johnson
Season/Year: Summer 99
Water Level: average
Length: 218 rods
Rating: average
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Portage Description:
Portage landing at either end are a bit shallow and muddy but once you are on the trail it is fairly easy going. The first third of the portage is uphill, though not steeply, and the remainder is a gradual descent. There are two notable features along the way. First, near its highest point, the portage is intersected by the Sioux Hustler/Devil's Cascade hiking trail. A hike about 15 minutes north on that trail will bring you to a beautiful overlook of the Devil's Cascade. Second, near the Shell Lake landing is a beaver pond along the south side of the trail which is frequented by moose in the evening.

Lake after portage: Shell
Known campsites: 8+
Lake Description:

Shell is a relatively shallow lake with stained water that supports a good population of northern, walleye, smallmouth and largemouth bass.

Portage from Shell into:
Little Shell
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