6 day solo Frost River Loop
I single portaged the first two 80 rods portages into Ada Lake. The Ada to Skoop portage proved to be difficult. I sank up to my knees twice and had a difficult time finding any good footing. 80 rods of it is boulders and mud. There was another group of consisting of some teenagers and a 50 year old and already some of the kids weren't having a lot of fun. I hope it got better for them.
I single portage the 180 rod into Cherokee and had now passed up all the groups. Cherokee Creek is a beautiful paddle with one beaver dam pullover. I now had a small southerly tailwind pushing me north. I stopped for some lunch on the north side of Cherokee for an hour of so and continued on.
I paddled up thru Gordon Lake and double portaged the 140 rod into Unload Lake. This is one of the coolest portages I have ever been on a I highly suggest everyone go walk it. I saw several moose tracks, lots of trees growing out of boulders, and at the end there are a bunch of cedar trees. I really enjoyed this walk.
I was able to paddle the 40 rod portage into Frost and I took the campsite on the west end of the lake closest to the Frost River portage. I was happy to find a fellow camper had left some firewood as I was pretty tired from the long day. It took about 7 hours to get to Frost from Sawbill with an hour or so stop for lunch.
15.5 miles 590 rods Note: miles are from my Garmin GPS. It includes any backtracking, double portaging, and canoeing in circles. Rods are from the map and do not include double portaging.