BWCA Portage 101

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Approximate Length:
523m (104 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
78.8

"Hilliness" Index
151

# of Comments:
6

On 10/17/2018 9:27:04 PM, PointMe2Polaris said:
Visit Date:
6/14/2017

Personally, I hated this portage the first time I took it on a 93 degree day. However, each time since, this portage and I started to form a nice relationship. Despite all it's rough edges, drastic ups and downs, tight spaces and sharp limiting turns; it provides several positives like nice beautiful views, the calming sounds of a creek that runs beside it and the sense of accomplishment at the finish line. The Fourtown portage is to the Boundary Waters what my wife is to me, so I've grown very fond of it...
On 6/2/2018 6:20:38 PM, twincitiesjesse said:
Visit Date:
6/1/2018

As of June 1st, 2018, there were two different sections with fallen trees across the path. Both were low enough to require unshouldering the canoe. Hilly, rocky in spots, but in dry weather, the portage was otherwise nice. Wouldn't want to try this one on a wet day.
On 6/16/2015 10:18:33 AM, PanicButtonGuy said:
Visit Date:
6/15/2015

Would be a great hike without an aluminum canoe on your shoulders.
On 2/13/2015 1:22:43 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
Visit Date:
6/22/2014

Difficult , but beautiful. 6 out of 10. Worth the hike!
On 7/5/2014 5:09:57 PM, Bradford said:
Visit Date:
7/2/2014

Compared to a whole lotta other portages, this one is bad. Steep climbs over rocks, bad footing, long, twisty, steep declines, lotsa ankle twisting rocks and a bad takeout on the north end. As portages go this one is in the category of pain in the ass.
On 5/10/2014 10:19:43 AM, bwbrian said:
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This is the portage that everyone complains about, but don't let that scare you. The landing on the South end is nice. From there the trail does climb and has some interesting rocks, but the view of the creek tumbling along below is great. The landing on the North is on a rock face that can be slippery so watch your step. All-in-all it's not nearly as bad as the reputation.
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