BWCA Portage 851 (Basswood to Basswood River)

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Approximate Length:
361 rods

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
79.2

"Hilliness" Index
44

# of Comments:
4

On 6/2/2018 8:15:41 PM, twincitiesjesse said:
Visit Date:
5/29/2018

A few sections with slightly trick footwork where there's streams crossing the trail and rocks to step on, but mostly easy, other than its length. It went faster than we expected.
On 12/15/2016 10:13:40 AM, Prorecreator said:
Visit Date:
9/27/2015

This is a tough portage no matter how you slice it, and it is misrepresented on this map. When traveling from East to West, there is another spur down to the river about 80 or 90 rods east of west end of the portage. A much easier landing that shortens the long portage considerably, but requires a crossing of the river to the Canadian side and adds a short (20 rod) portage on that side (not shown on this map). This map also does not show the next portage (60 rods or so) about 1/2 mile downriver on the US side.
On 10/18/2016 10:53:26 AM, Bradford said:
Visit Date:
7/9/2016

long, difficult, fairly level and straightforward trail but can be completely different in spring run off when parts are under water and muddy; portage has numerous spur trails that can be confusing - they dump you into short cuts where you paddle briefly and then get out and carry again; beware - there are severe rapids between each short cut. the overall portage is about a mile and a half all together - so, long.
On 11/27/2014 10:22:29 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Visit Date:
10/2/2014

A little rocky, but mostly an excellent level path that provides plenty of scenery along this historic mile path.
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Basswood Falls
Basswood Falls by TuscaroraBorealis
10/3/2014
Colors of the Basswood River
Colors of the Basswood River by TuscaroraBorealis
10/3/2014
basswood falls portage west end from side
basswood falls portage west end from side by Bradford
7/9/2016
upper basswood falls portage end on west side
upper basswood falls portage end on west side by Bradford
7/9/2016
upper basswood falls portage east end
upper basswood falls portage east end by Bradford
7/9/2016
upper basswood falls - approaching east end of portage from water, falls on the right
upper basswood falls - approaching east end of portage from water, falls on the right by Bradford
7/9/2016