Gotter to Flying

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: Dale Blount
Season/Year: Spring 99
Water Level: average
Length: 50 rods
Rating: average
Additional Perspectives:

Portage Description:
The length of this portage depends upon how far you can go on Gotter before getting out. There are several portage exits along the northwestern shore but they all are for the same portage. Very often, you can get all the way through the swampy stuff at the further northwestern corner to find a little grassy area behind a rock that's the perfect exit. If you can make it here, your portage is significantly less than the 50 rods shown on the map. Maybe 20 or 25 rods. The last 50 feet in the lake are often difficult so that you have to push through with your paddle and with some rocking of the canoe. If you want to get out and push yourself to shore, resist the effort as this swamp muck is quite deep. Once on shore, follow the trail around a little bend and you'll find a set of wooden steps that will take you down 50 feet or so to a nice sandy beach and a nice view down Flying Lake.

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

Entering from Gotter, you've got a rock wall at your back and see high rocky shores alternating down the narrow lake. It's very pretty and looks deep.

Portage from Flying into:
Return to Gotter

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