Unnamed* to Horse
*between Fourtown and Horse

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: cmh
Season/Year: Fall 04
Water Level: low
Length: 80*60 rods
Rating: easy
Additional Perspectives:

Portage Description:
The McKenzie maps show portage to be at the base of a large outcropping to the northeast. If you get out here your making it harder than it has to be. Continue on to the east through the little bay east of main body. You will cut off about 20 of the hardest rods of the portage. After that it is downhill to a nice landing on Horse.

Lake after portage: Horse
Known campsites: 7
Lake Description:

Clarity was so-so. This lake seems to get used a lot. The nicest surprise we had was finding 2 sandy beaches. Actual fine sand beaches. What a treat after a four day journey. The beaches are located on the peninsula to the south of the Horse river. It is really too bad that there is no campsite on one of these beaches. We stayed at the campsite on the western shore. The best tent pad in the BWCA is here. Not because it's soft or anything. Take out on the large east facing slab. Go up and to the left(S) There you will find a tiny path leading to the spot. We were there in Late Sept. The little bay to the south of the site was full of color. Great spot to catch the last of the days sun. Sunrise the next morning lit the trees on fire with color. Unfortunately, the party that stayed before us were friggin slobs! garbage all over. They were even nice enough to throw their shore lunch batter 10ft. from the fire grate. The culprit was wearing spiked shoes. You know the kind, the ones with the really small rubber spikes. I tracked him to the Chainsaw Sisters saloon. He is lucky he had a 1-2 day head start.

Portage from Horse into:
Lower Basswood Falls
Tin Can Mike

Paddle back Paddle Up