Today I woke up late at the portage, I'm noticing a pattern here. The first several miles involved class I rapids, but nothing major. The high water actually helped to cover a lot of the problems. Since the banks were closer in, I saw a lot more wildlife today, including turtles, frogs, deer, hawks, ducks, and a bunch of fish.
From 12:30-3:30 I took a siesta/shade break at coffee pot landing, then headed on through another marshy area.
I aimed for a place described as a narrow spruce forest for the night, and found a wonderful campsite for my hammock.