You should check out the Quetico portage database on http://www.quietjourney.com/pdb/index.html. Prior to being able to access it, you might need register at level above this one. Lots of good information, many times with posts by different people at different times, different conditions. Those are all important factors; best for one person is not necessarily same for another because of physical abilities, weather conditions, amount of gear, personal preference. In over 30 years of tripping in Quetico, I can say that a portage that one year seems like a bear isn't bad on another. For example, I've been through some that were boot-sucking muck one year and another, very dry and thus easy. Same goes for rocky, hilly ones. rock faces with lichens can be very slick when wet and not under drier conditions. You might also post your question on the BWCA and Quetico Park Bulletin Board.
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