Looks like life is good in that shot. Yes, it's hard to beat the scenery around here that's for sure!
Folks were in the habit of painting their boat names on the rocks at the pool. Park staff have probably covered it up.
That portage is brutal. I did patrols by canoe into and out of the pool over that one. We called it the "bitch", especially when you are humping a chainsaw and other handtools along with your own gear over it.