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BWCA Portage 131 (Afton)

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Approximate Length:
86m (17 rods)


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On 6/28/2022 7:18:57 AM, djohnson1776 said:
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This portage is as difficult as everyone else has said. Be careful on this one.
On 6/7/2022 2:19:35 PM, Ben Strege said:
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Holy Buckets! Steep on both ends. Watch your footing.
On 1/18/2022 11:56:32 AM, Riley Smith said:
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This one is a steep little surprise after hoofing it down the Frost. Steep up and over.
On 3/13/2021 6:34:25 PM, mmarksnp said:
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We named this one Humpty Dumpty. Tough little portage especially after 13 portages and over 20 beaver dams.
On 2/19/2018 8:00:33 PM, Adrie said:
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If you can't line through the creek, the portage from Fente into Afton begins at the bottom of a granite slope about 25 feet long. In retrospect, it would have been easier to hand packs up. I just put it on and climbed (part way on hands and knees to keep from going over backward). Happily, its a short portage.
On 5/3/2014 2:19:47 PM, ruddy said:
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This maybe short but don't let it fool you. You have to be part billy goat. There is a climb that you must pass your gear up about 20 feet. Maybe in low water you could walk the creek around but this wasn't an option on my trip
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