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BWCA Portage 171 (Bower Trout)

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Approximate Length:
345m (69 rods)


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On 10/13/2019 8:54:30 PM, Riley Smith said:
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Started this portage fairly early on Saturday. There was a light dusting of snow on the ground for our start. Our first view of the lake was incredible with fall colors robed in the fresh snowfall. It was a nice start to an unforgettable trip.
On 8/25/2019 3:54:08 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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Agree that this map shows the wrong spot- by river -on the lake. (It's actually back west several hundred yards along the north shore.) This portage is very flat. The better percentage of this trail is along a double planked board walk but, there are a couple of very small muddy areas. That said, I don't think a portage of this length could be much easier.
On 6/10/2019 10:52:54 AM, bennojr said:
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This portage is actually not near the river and is East by Northeast of here about a quarter mile. A long plank walk from the lake to near the parking area. I found out the hard way as this was my exit point.
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Portage to Bower Trout
Portage to Bower Trout by kuvuasi
Welcome to the BWCA
Welcome to the BWCA by Riley Smith
First snowy portage
First snowy portage by Riley Smith
Bower Trout Entry - Portage
Bower Trout Entry - Portage by Ben Strege
DSCF9778.JPG by rertel