Nice report. Doesn't sound like you did any fishing, but had some great site seeing. Yes, on busy days, the 176 from the trailhead can seem like Grand Central Station. The muddy portage sounds like a real challenge.
I will try to add some pictures when I get them from three members who had cameras. None of us were fishermen, but we all enjoyed the scenery and serenity. The adventure is fun, too. The Slim to Fat portage was definitely a challenge, but I am glad we made it.
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