Dore to Twin

Quetico portage
Posted by: Howard Corneli
Season/Year: Summer 00
Water Level: average
Length: 142 rods
Rating: difficult
Additional Perspectives:
Bob Marshall

Portage Description:
Many sources call this the Deux Rivieres portage. It has to be one of my least favorite in the Quetico, whether starting or ending a trip. This portage features several bottomless mud bogs pathetically corduroyed with inadequate sticks and rotten logs. Tie your boots on tight, renew your bug dope, and review your French expletives before you start out.

On the plus side, this route is better than it used to be. Go right at trail splits (when you're headed south) for a slightly drier path.

There is a sunken barge from the Dawson era (1870s) submerged in Dore Lake just east of the start of this portage. It was easily visible when we were there in the past, less so this time (rain).

Beymer's book also notes a faint set of petroglyphs on the south shore of Dore across from a small island. I'll admit I've never seen them.

Lake after portage: Twin
Known campsites: not sure
Lake Description:

Twin Lakes are small and separated by a narrow channel we were able to float through.

Portage from Twin into:
Return to Dore

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