Our rafts could not go through the upper Snake River Canyon, so the rafts were taken to a starting point below the canyon. We had a choice of taking a helicopter to join the rafts, or to portage on foot from Duo Lake to the Snake River above the canyon. If we portaged, we would then take canoes through the upper canyon to join the other rafters.
My grandson and I chose the portage, while my wife and granddaughter chose the helicopter.
Max and I joined the guides and another couple and walked a few kilometres to the Snake where the canoes were. Then, an exhilarating canoe trip along the upper Snake and its canyon brought us to the rest of our group.
Part of the portage is shown in the picture below, along with three of the portagers.
I have described my first three rafting trips in the book Rafting the Great Northern Rivers: The Nahanni, Firth, and Tatshenshini.