Spaulding to Bench

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: Speckled
Season/Year: Summer 01
Water Level: average
Length: 100 +or- rods
Rating: difficult
Additional Perspectives:
Brian Johnson

Portage Description:
The portage starts out with a long grueling climb up a hill, now that your atop the hill, there is damage everywhere, the whole hill has been devastated by the windstorm. The trail is not cleared, and requires dragging your canoe over and under the various trees laying across the trail, which is immensely overgrown and tough to follow at times. Once your across the top of the hill, you will look down an extremely steep hill, and way - way down there, that blue you see - that's Bench Lake. After winding down this cliff of a hill your there.

Lake after portage: Bench
Known campsites: None at all
Lake Description:

The lake is small and is stocked with Brook Trout, however all we seemed to catch were chubs. And for all that - now we get to climb out of this lake - that's right straight back up that incredibly steep hill

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