Paddle from Little Knife Portage to Big Knife Portage. Did not have to carry...was able to run the rapids in the next 4 portages that are broken up by a succession of small lakes. I had to portage from Birch Lake into Basswood. Basswood Lake is a large lake that you can run boats with motors on. Kind of annoying for someone paddling. I paddled on Basswood for 2 hours before landing on an island at 9:00 PM. It was a wonderful sunset as the wind went down to nothing and the loons started to make their cry that reminds one so much of the North Country. I sat and drifted in the kayak for a ½ hour listening to the loons and night sounds before pulling up on shore to set up camp in the park.