Thanks. My daughter did make the trip for 4 consecutive years, then opted out. Not for her anymore. Anytime your child brings their significant other, it's fabulous. Nothing like the BWCA for a week to test a relationship and deal with adversity. Rain is just one of the treats!
Finding the portage to Cherokee Creek took a bit longer than we would have liked. Those swampy areas change quickly with beaver activity. We left Sawbill @ 10:30 ish...and set up camp on Cherokee by 4 PM - so 5 1/2 hours without stopping. That includes one person double portaging.