Boundary Waters, Trip Reports, BWCA, Stories

England to Prairie Portage via Beaverhouse.
by woody066

Trip Type: Paddling Canoe
Entry Date: 09/15/2016
Entry Point: Quetico
Exit Point: Moose Lake (EP 25)  
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 4
Part 3 of 5
After our successful crossing of wind swept Russell Lake and negotiating the very steep rocky portage we we entered Chatterton Lake. Adam at Piragis recommended we take a walk along Chatterton Falls. My camera battery died right at the wrong moment so I am a bit lacking in photos of this lovely area
Selfie with iPhone.
It was at this point we met two Canadian gentlemen who told us our intended route had some extremely difficult portages on it ,ones that they avoided. They also taught Nick how to call in the rutting moose, which was slightly worrying over the following nights. Gary and Mat looking down the falls
Portage at Split Rock Falls
The bulk and weight of my pack had started to annoy me, a lot!
Keats Lake.  
Split rock Falls  
Fish for dinner.
As Gary and Nick were just pulling in to the opposite bank to gut and fillet the two fish they had caught, Nick noticed a bear cub right in the exact spot where they were about to land. Nick said he wanted to pick it up and give it a cuddle but Gary dissuaded him from such actions and proceeded to shout and splash to make sure mummy bear was not in the vicinity. Anyway a night of extreme vigilance, tripwires and a slightly larger fire than usual followed. Sunset on Keats
I love my hammock
Snake Falls
Shelly Lake