Nearing the top of the climb.  Wallace describes this portage in the Long Labrador Trail:  “…we scouted ahead and found that the trail led to a small lake some five and a half miles beyond our camp…the brush was pretty thick and the trail was difficult to follow…exceedingly steep, the hill rising to an elevation of one thousand and fifty feet above the Nascaupee River in the first two miles…We were all of us completely exhausted that night.  Stanton was too tired to eat, and lay down upon the bare rocks to sleep.”