We awoke to a gloomy windy cold morning and cooked some bacon, eggs, and pancakes. We then folded our tents and loaded our canoes hoping the weather would improve. As we approached Lake Agnes we decided we would try going up the river instead of going around and taking the 160rod portage. Boy that was a mistake. The river near the beginning was horribly shallow and narrow, not to mention all the beaver dams we had to climb over, but we made it up the river and eventually to oyster lake. We camped at Oyster lake that night at a very nice campsite on a narrow part of the penninsula across from the portage. We saw a HUGE beaver. The stars that night were amazing.