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01/18/2021 05:25PM  
Photo centered more-or-less ESE-ish. Canoe itself more SE.
 
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01/18/2021 06:42PM  
Kek
 
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01/18/2021 08:03PM  
Lunar
 
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01/19/2021 08:56AM  
Angleworm
 
01/19/2021 11:24AM  
Gull
 
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01/19/2021 11:33AM  
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01/19/2021 11:45AM  
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01/19/2021 12:24PM  
I took this photo on the portage into the lake in question.
 
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01/19/2021 12:26PM  
Banadad Lake
 
01/19/2021 12:38PM  
Allen
 
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01/19/2021 12:46PM  
I was thinking Lunar also, but I'll go with Lake of the Clouds
 
01/19/2021 01:03PM  
Bat
 
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01/19/2021 01:05PM  
Adams
 
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01/19/2021 01:20PM  
Mudro

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01/19/2021 01:33PM  
Frost
 
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01/19/2021 02:11PM  
Beaver.
Resembles the portage between beaver and adams. Since the bluff would be on your left going toward Beaver that will be my guess.
 
01/19/2021 03:25PM  
Lower Pauness
 
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01/19/2021 03:43PM  
Little Trout.
 
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01/19/2021 04:08PM  
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01/19/2021 04:15PM  
In this first photo, you cannot quite see the actual firegrate, but if someone were wearing orange and standing next to the firegrate, they would be visible just slightly left of the right edge of the photo.
See arrow.

 
01/19/2021 04:34PM  
Another small hint:
The portage shown in the photo looks like a sufferfest, and though it's not easy it is fairly short, maybe 150 meters. Overall not too bad. It does gain some elevation, perhaps ~50 feet.

Edit: I said 150 meters - but lest anyone think this is Quetico, since I realize I did not specify in the first post...this lake is in the BWCA. And I'm sticking with 150 meters, because there is no real way to tell how many rods that might be. :)
 
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01/19/2021 07:05PM  
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01/19/2021 07:28PM  
sns: "Another small hint:
The portage shown in the photo looks like a sufferfest, and though it's not easy it is fairly short, maybe 150 meters. Overall not too bad. It does gain some elevation, perhaps ~50 feet.

Edit: I said 150 meters - but lest anyone think this is Quetico, since I realize I did not specify in the first post...this lake is in the BWCA. And I'm sticking with 150 meters, because there is no real way to tell how many rods that might be. :)"


Google says 150 meters = 29.825.....rods.
Divide length value by 5.029.
Think I'll stick to feet to rods, easier math.
 
01/19/2021 07:42PM  
Mocha: "sns: "Another small hint:
The portage shown in the photo looks like a sufferfest, and though it's not easy it is fairly short, maybe 150 meters. Overall not too bad. It does gain some elevation, perhaps ~50 feet.


Edit: I said 150 meters - but lest anyone think this is Quetico, since I realize I did not specify in the first post...this lake is in the BWCA. And I'm sticking with 150 meters, because there is no real way to tell how many rods that might be. :)"



Google says 150 meters = 29.825.....rods.
Divide length value by 5.029.
Think I'll stick to feet to rods, easier math."



Your sorcery is beguiling.
 
01/19/2021 09:54PM  
Might you be estimating the length of the portage because its length is not listed.....because it is not maintained?! And you can't see the firegrate in the campsite, because the site is also not maintained?!
 
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01/19/2021 10:01PM  
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01/19/2021 10:07PM  
cowdoc: "Might you be estimating the length of the portage because its length is not listed.....because it is not maintained?! And you can't see the firegrate in the campsite, because the site is also not maintained?!"

I like how your Primitive Mind Ascertains.
 
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01/20/2021 12:09AM  
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01/20/2021 06:42AM  
cowdoc: "Frost"

That would make the picture right before the left turn back to the portage to unload.

And the first camp site should be almost directly to the canoe's left.

The portage looks right.

There should be some tall rock faces on that south shore, but if it's frost they may start a little further west from what you see in the pic.

Edit: just read the update about the fire grate. Not frost.
 
01/20/2021 07:16AM  
Yeah, those were the things I saw when I took a wild guess with Frost. I've done some further sleuthing and now I'm left with just a feeling of happiness and satisfaction ;)
 
01/20/2021 08:15AM  
cowdoc: "Yeah, those were the things I saw when I took a wild guess with Frost. I've done some further sleuthing and now I'm left with just a feeling of happiness and satisfaction ;)"

Thumbs up, Cowdoc...it's almost within your grasp.
 
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01/20/2021 08:22AM  
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01/20/2021 08:33AM  
Whiskey Jack?
But that doesn't seem to fit with the portage length hint..
 
01/20/2021 10:28AM  
Cowdoc clearly knows the answer, and appears to be giving others a chance to name his lake.

I'll be out for a few hours, but if nobody else has it when I get back, we'll do the reveal and pass the baton to Cowdoc.
 
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01/20/2021 10:34AM  
sns: "cowdoc: "Might you be estimating the length of the portage because its length is not listed.....because it is not maintained?! And you can't see the firegrate in the campsite, because the site is also not maintained?!"


I like how your Primitive Mind Ascertains."


That was a clever clue. I am not sure WHICH lake. It looks like some of the country below Cross Bay like Swollen Ankle, but I didn't totally like that answer.

But then codoc said what he did.

Now I too am filled with feelings of Contentment.
 
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01/20/2021 10:48AM  
Contentment

Looks like TrreBear may have beat me to the answer.

Mike
 
01/20/2021 11:59AM  
I am Satisfied - the answer has been Grasped!

Contentment it is...Portage in comes from Thumb, which is adjacent to Finger.

Still pretty impressed with Cowdoc parsing my sentence structure to figure out that the portage is unmaintained and the campsite is decommissioned. Really well done.

TreeBear, you are on point for round 26.
 
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