The theme for this month's contest is "Portages". Post your best photos of portages or portaging in the BWCA or Quetico.
Monthly Category: Portages
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This is a photo of a portage on the way out of Iron lake. To me its this is a testament to Lora's inner strength, we made it all the way from Iron to ep 16 in one day. and to think that 10 months ago she almost died and was in the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks after the accident. I am very proud of her!
This is a hard one for me, If my camera hadn't broken i'd have some.
I'll have to dig deep in the albums. I do have one good portages pic for 2004, that is in a group of photo's, that I can't find.
I'll try to chime in later this month.
The creation of a thousand forests is in a single acorn- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love sunsets and moose sightings and trophy fish snapshots, but to me there's no greater sight in the Boundary Waters than seeing a lake appear through the trees at the end of a long portage.
This was taken in May of this year, and I believe this is the portage from Ashub to Disappointment. While it wasn't a long portage, I thought this picture kinda captured the joy of seeing that light at the end of the tunnel.
From Alpine to Red Rock during the Alpine fire. The hoses pumped water from the lakes to sprinklers set in trees along the portage.
We were going to camp on Red Rock, but after watching the water bomber circling and the smoke rolling towards us, we decided to backtrack.
You guys are gonna like this action shot of an eagle taking advantage of free lunch. There were actually two eagles but the first one missed the fish on its attempt and this one capatilized. I have the picture of the first eagle as well if you are interested!!!
I love portages. Seriously. Always lots to see. I have tons of pictures taken along them. But this picture focuses on the "portage" itself - a pickup-stick array of logs tossed over a boggy patch on the second portage from Kahshahpiwi to Joyce Lakes (Quetico). Tricky with the canoe!
Hey snakecharmer, I actually did slip on the pickup sticks pictured above while carrying the canoe. Well, not exactly "slip" - I put a foot down on one end of one of the logs, which seesawed up and sent my entire leg into the water and muck. Had to toss off the canoe to get my leg out of the muck, and then lift the canoe back up on my shoulders while balancing on the logs. Lesson learned: You not only have to step carefully on the logs, but the place on the log you put your weight has to be supported at both ends. Fortunately, I just got mucky; no family jewels were harmed. Here I am cleaning off the leg when I got to the end at Joyce Lake.
This is a little late as well. This is on Crab "Creek," 8-18-07. Water pretty much ran out or was dammed up by beavers so it ended up as an entire portage with no trail. Took about 3 hours and got out just at sunset. Fun stuff.
Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way, wisdom is looking both directions anyway.