Burntside to Crab*
*via Crab River

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: boppa
Season/Year: Summer 07
Water Level: low
Length: 420 rods
Rating: difficult
Additional Perspectives:

Portage Description:
Even though there is a sign to start the portage(probably due to its being moved) I had a little difficulty in finding it, but did, finally. The landing was fine, a few submerged rocks that were easily avoided. It has just received a 420 Rod designation on Fischer maps, I concur, it seemed longer. The start is tough, with a number of ups and downs. The footing had to be watched and then placed as a lot of rocks exist, this is for about 200 Rods, you then come to a meadow with a short boardwalk. From here to Crab Lake it is a gradual climb on a very nice path which levels and in the last 30 Rods slightly descends to a nice sandy put-in.

Lake after portage: Crab*
Known campsites: 8+
Lake Description:

Wonderful lake with 4 legs to explore. Decent clarity and fishing.

Portage from Crab* into:
Little Crab

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