I was lucky enough to take a two week wilderness trip in the Boundary Waters in October 2010. There were two of us and we paddled and portaged an older Wenonah Sundowner 18' Kevlar canoe. In Ely you see almost exclusively canoes, not kayaks so I wonder if wilderness trippers take similar trips in kayaks. How would you handle a half-mile portage without wheels? I suppose you'd carry a pack and while double carrying a kayak. What about tripping solo?