Thomas to Cacabic

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: Chuck Martin
Season/Year: Summer 00
Water Level: high
Length: 240 rods
Rating: difficult
Additional Perspectives:
Andy Carr

Portage Description:
This portage was universally acclaimed as the portage from Hell. It was everything. Hilly. Steep. Scrambling over rocky scree. But the most memorable thing was the mud. Not just a little mud. A lot of mud. A whole lot. Almost half a mile of mud (well, maybe a third). It was not without its amusing qualities, though. The funniest thing is that I carried my canoe all the way through the mud, instead of just floating it. I could have gotten back in and paddled it! Although he may no agree, the second funniest thing was seeing my son try to avoid the worst of the mud by heading for the side. Big mistake. See, in the middle are all these logs for you to walk on, so the mud only comes up to mid-shin level. But they don't quite make it to the edge. Step to the side, and you will be up to your waist, or deeper.

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

Cacabic is more like a river than a lake. Keep going, though, because Alice Lake is not to be missed!

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