BWCA Portage 129 (Big Rice to Hook)

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Approximate Length:
3032m (603 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
144.6

"Hilliness" Index
48

# of Comments:
1

On 8/8/2015 3:58:26 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Visit Date:
6/12/2013

The landing on Big Rice seemed to be about 50 yards further south than where my Voyageur map indicated. It starts in some really tall thick grass. You'll probably have to let someone out to walk the shoreline to find the exact spot. From there the first 20 rods or so are very muddy before you finally emerge at the base of a large beaver dam. You'll follow the ridge line along the left side before finally pulling away into the woods. There are several nearly bare small granite knobs to climb and you'll skirt the edges of a few swamps. A portion of the trail was even about 8-10 inches underwater when we passed through. It's easy to momentarily lose the trail. But, common sense & the rock cairns should get you through without too much difficulty. There was an extensive display of pink lady slippers garnishing the mid sections of the trail as we passed through.
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Big Rice landing for portage to Hook Lake
Big Rice landing for portage to Hook Lake by TuscaroraBorealis
6/9/2013
Beaver pond/dam
Beaver pond/dam by TuscaroraBorealis
6/9/2013
Boulder gateway
Boulder gateway by TuscaroraBorealis
6/9/2013
Rock cairns
Rock cairns by TuscaroraBorealis
6/9/2013
Pink Lady slippers
Pink Lady slippers by TuscaroraBorealis
6/9/2013
Hook Lake landing
Hook Lake landing by TuscaroraBorealis
6/9/2013