The only caveat that I have is the slipperiness of the rock along the high ridge. There is a lot of moss and the rock is sloped, making for some tricky footing. The takeout is very steep also. The last picture is of me starting up from the bottom, so that gives you some idea.
Thanks for this report. I must have missed it during my travels during the summer.
We too,found this section, small lake to Broadleaf(west/downstream end), to be dicey because it was raining. The side slope gave us pause in a few spots. We did a bit of pruning to keep us on flatter sections or at least to allow us to be further away from the slope especially while carrying a canoe!
Thanks for the report as now this should end speculation on the portage's existence.
I'm looking forward to your report on the rapids and crappy portages downstream from the putin on the Broadleaf.