Living in Duluth and getting an early start, DH and I loved to travel up to the Gunflint Trail and do a loop from West Bearskin Lake to Duncan (75 rod portage) to Rose (the "Stairway" Portage--108 wooden tie steps with a nice waterfall by it)to Daniels (460 r) and back to W. Bearskin. High rocky cliffs along one side of Rose (the US side). The portage to Daniels is flat and just a long walk. Last time we did that loop was with Tsunamichuck who shouldered his kayak which looked much harder than DuluthMoose's portaging our canoe. On that day the Rose-Daniels portage was partially flooded by beaver so we had to slog though water (and even paddled a little way). Beautiful scenery!
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles
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