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Old 10-01-2017, 10:16 AM   #1
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Lake Lila carry

What is the distance of the portage from the parking lot to the lake. Is it level/easy? I'm old (71) and my wooden guide boat (65 lbs) is getting heavy for me. Thx.
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:24 AM   #2
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The carry is about .25 mile. The last time I was there, it was not what I would call easy or level. There were roots, etc., but, mercifully, it is short.
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:14 PM   #3
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Lila Portage

There have been discussions on here about the merits of using carts. I find a cart works reasonably well and use one every time at Lila. A couple of areas require care but I think if you have access to one it is worth it.
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:23 PM   #4
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There have been discussions on here about the merits of using carts. I find a cart works reasonably well and use one every time at Lila. A couple of areas require care but I think if you have access to one it is worth it.
Can I rent one nearby?
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i am not sure where you could rent one but for the amount of use I have gotten out of mine it was well worth the investment. I think I spent $129.00 on mine. Been using for years.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:02 PM   #6
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My first trip to Lila, I used a cart solo with a 58 lb royalex canoe. All subsequent trips I carried including that canoe 3 times. Many roots + rocks will make rolling your boat a jarring experience. I put permanent dents in it's underside. I'd recommend a cart for a boat over 50 lbs only if a person at both bow +stern to control bouncing. Most people double the carry at Lila. A cart with large and/or soft wheels best there.
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