( I know, I know - duh, who among us hasn't looked at a BW/Q map within the past several days?),
and was looking at that first portage. Almost all the reports I remember go out of Basswood via Burke, and this looked like an easier way through Basswood. I guess the portages later on are the reason. Anyway, I'm glad to see you post this report. One day I'll plan a trip and need no planning, just follow one of your routes.
Nice pics, but you guys should start doing some fishing too!
....enjoy every sandwich.