Rawn to Art

Quetico portage
Posted by: Enlightened
Season/Year: Summer 06
Water Level: unsure
Length: 20 rods
Rating: easy
Additional Perspectives:
Darryl B

Portage Description:
Someone called this portage as easy as they come. It was, to a point. On one of our trips from Rawn to Art, I accidentally sprayed myself with some bear spray. Got it right in the groin. Not the best place if you're a male.

My girlfriend yelled at me to strip off my pants right away and I waded out into the bay at the Art Lake end of this portage. You talk about burning pain, my friends. Guys will understand more than women. I washed off the sprayed areas with soap and a wash cloth and it didn't seem to do any good. I was about ready to pass out from the pain (not from embarrassment). I had my noggin between my legs for about five minutes.

Thankfully in 30 minutes the pain from the Paprika in the mace left my groin area. I since refer to this area of Art Lake as ""Burning Balls Bay.""

Be careful with Bear spray, everyone.

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

Despite the trauma, it was a beautiful summer day and the lake was bluer than the sky.

Portage from Art into:

Paddle back Paddle Up