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Part 2 - McIntyre, Porcupine, Fond du Lac report
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Author:  jmc [ July 28th, 2012, 11:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Part 2 - McIntyre, Porcupine, Fond du Lac report

Grove Lake, a little below the junction, offers many sandy beaches and great camping.

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As you head down the Porcupine, the Shield rock rises in impressive cliffs, and the river contains a number of beautiful drops and falls.

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This falls features the first of the Porcupine’s challenging portages: I’m pretty sure this is where Munsterhjelm built his ladder to portage up.

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The cliffs don’t get any shorter.

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Canyon Falls, and the quieter stretch down to the next portage, is a very scenic area.

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The next portage offers a challenging take-out. Can you see the “horizon line” here? But the associated drop makes it a mandatory carry.

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Soon after follow the last ledges on the Porcupine.

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It’s not far now to the Fond du Lac junction. Just downstream, there’s great esker camping.

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With the addition of the Porcupine, the Fond du Lac is a big river. A few miles to the west, it begins an impressive descent to Black Lake.

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A view from the portage, looking out over Black Lake.

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After the carry, paddle back to admire the last drop,

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Continued in Part 3:

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