Henson to Otto

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: rookie
Season/Year: Summer 05
Water Level: high
Length: 52 rods
Rating: difficult
Additional Perspectives:

Portage Description:
Finding the portage was almost as difficult as the portage itself. Water levels on Henson were at least one foot above what appeared to be normal. Portage is steep, especially at the beginning. It also makes a 90 degree left turn just at the start. Consider having two people carry the canoe up and around that first corner. My 17 year old daughter and I did this portage, double-portaging, two times in one day.

Lake after portage: Otto
Known campsites: 2
Lake Description:

If you are looking for seclusion in an otherwise busy area, check out Otto. We visited on June 29th. Neither site had been used at all that season so far.

Portage from Otto into:

Paddle back Paddle Up