Now imagine carrying a 50 lbs. backpack or a canoe over the trail up to Topaz. It's one of the portages we did many years ago and the toughest I've ever seen.
I was surprised at the dozens of boats anchored down the narrow approach to the Pool.
The biggest attraction to the Pool is the reputation from years ago, I think turn of the Century, when Yachts would go in there and anchor. It became a legendary destination and maintained it's reputation over the years.