Mudro to Fourtown

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: Beanboy
Season/Year: Summer 00
Water Level: average
Length: 180 rods
Rating: difficult
Additional Perspectives:
tim hunter

Portage Description:
This portage is actually 3 portages separated by very short (50 rods) of canoeing. The first 30 rods is easy. The middle stretch is a difficult 140 rod. I say difficult because it has two major up and down stretches. Most of the trail has good footing but some of the hills and turns are on solid rock which is very slippery when wet. There is a great view of the rushing water below from the top of the hill so take a minute to take in the beauty. The third leg is an easy 10 rods but beware, the trail splits near Fourtown. The left fork goes down to the water but it appears too rocky and shallow to float a canoe. The right fork goes up and then down to a large rock by the lake. The large rock is steep and it is difficult to load and launch a canoe there. Take the left fork. The water is deeper than it appears and that is the preferred landing and launching area.

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

A large lake with lots of campsites. Fishing is good. You will see lots of people.

Portage from Fourtown into:
Unnamed* *between Fourtown and Horse
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