Pine Creek to Chad

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: Jim Rees
Season/Year: Summer 05
Water Level: average
Length: 285 rods
Rating: difficult
Additional Perspectives:
Loren Johnson

Portage Description:
This was the first major portage for 3 of the 4 in our group. The beginning of the portage from Pine Creek was a bit muddy and the flies were hungry. The climb from the creek was pretty steep but the footing was good. In the middle it was quite boggy for about 30 feet and again about 20 rods from dropping down into Chad. The drop was a series of steps through some larger boulders. The launch area onto Chad was very nice. We stopped at the campsite just to the north of the Chad to Buck portage for a rest. Nice site.

Lake after portage: Chad
Known campsites: 1
Lake Description:

Beautiful lake, did not stop to fish...wish we had. When we swam by the campsite the bluegill were biting, toes etc.

Portage from Chad into:

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