BWCA Portage 566 (Cherokee to Sitka)

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Approximate Length:
165 rods

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
64.9

"Hilliness" Index
78

# of Comments:
4

On 9/16/2015 10:50:43 AM, SwenMike said:
Visit Date:
7/8/2015

This portage is the Laurentian Divide. It's especially steep on each end and a winding, mixture of lava flows, boulders, but fairly dry. On the very top of the divide I was lucky enough to come across a mature bull moose. His path intersected the trail at the top. A beautiful, but challenging hike. The Cherokee side landing has nice natural steps, but steep to the lake with shallow pebble bottom at the lakefront. We portaged 4 kayaks empty first trip, then gear on a 2nd trip.
On 7/13/2015 10:25:40 AM, eagle98mn said:
Visit Date:
7/9/2015

Going from Cherokee into Sitka, was a steep and challenging climb for our group. Not impossible by any means, but it isn't flat!
On 1/20/2015 7:05:08 AM, ParkerMag said:
Visit Date:
1/14/2015

One of the more challenging portages in the BW that I can recall. Going from Sitka to Cherokee, catching sight of Snub ~2/3 of the way and thinking you're nearly finished is cruel! lol
On 10/13/2014 9:53:56 AM, jeemon said:
Visit Date:
10/9/2014

Windy and steep. Fun to explore without canoes and pack. Will provide some challenges when portaging boats as the trail gets steep, rocky, and windy at the same time.
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Cherokee Side of the Sitka to Cherokee (Laurentian Divide) Portage
Cherokee Side of the Sitka to Cherokee (Laurentian Divide) Portage by SwenMike
7/7/2015