I was on the water by 8:30 AM paddling towards International Falls. I had only 5-6 miles to go so I took my time. It was cool out for June 6th, but the wind was calm (tolerable) this morning. I arrived at International Falls at 10:30 AM and did an interview with the newspaper for International Falls. I portaged my kayak and equipment through town to get around the dam and the Boise Cascade Paper Mill. The portage was ¾ mile, but did not seem overly difficult after all the portaging I have done so far I am in pretty good shape. At 12:30 PM I set the kayak in the water in the Rainy River at the exact spot I will pick up the trip in the future.