8-day trip May 30-June 6, PP>Back Bay>Basswood River>Robinson Lake>McIntyre Lake>Kett Lake and Kett portages. Great trip as always, water in the 40's though, so bass hard to come by although trout were leaping into the canoes. Trees down on most of the portages including Basswood River>Greer Lake, Tuck>Kett and the Kett portages. The first portage from Tuck Lake to Kett is flooded--the big beaver pond the trail skirts is now under water so we had to paddle across the pond and pick up the trail near the eastern dam. Kett portages were as long as ever (and as pretty ) and there were some wet spots and running water in a couple places but no worse than usual (the big beaver pond near Basswood Lake has dried up). Black flies were intense the first 3-4 days but after a couple nights in the 30's and some rain they dwindled and skeeters weren't out in full force yet. Photo: Robinson Lake campfire.