Mountain to Watap

Boundary Waters portage
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Season/Year: Fall 05
Water Level: average
Length: 89 rods
Rating: easy
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Portage Description:
I hadn't been on this portage since '93 or so. The new international border markers are hideously obtrusive. What ever happened to the old brass monuments? It also looks like they clear cut a straight line from the landing on mountain to the landing on Watap with a bulldozer! The portage still winds around to the south of the clear-cut area and is really easy, but it looks horrible and saddens me that this is part of the border route used by the voyageurs and now looks so obviously manipulated by man.

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

beautiful lake with some nice high cliffs. You may hear vehicles on the road just off the Canadian shoreline.

Portage from Watap into:

Paddle back Paddle Up