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Woodland Caribou Portage 20065 (Unnamed to Mexican Hat)

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On 6/18/2024 10:16:39 PM, donr said:
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There was some new blowdown blocking the trail, but I cleared enough to make it passable. Surprisingly, the portion in the burn area was in better shape.
On 2/26/2024 9:38:39 AM, Matt Long said:
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2023 Update: I travelled through this portage in 2023, going south to north. As expected, the south end was burned and required a few trees to be removed. No big trees down when I went through. The trail is still marked and easy to follow. Somebody (maybe Park crews?) made a wooden "bridge" across the creek midway along the portage. Made from down trees lashed together. Very different from the picture below. 2022 Update: The north half of this portage from the creek crossing to Mexican Hat Lake was not burned by the 2021 fire, and therefore only required the removal of a few down trees from the trail. The section south of the creek crossing was burned in 2021 leaving a forest of black standing dead trees. I took the time and found the old trail and marked it with orange flagging tape and rock cairns. This will be a mess in the years to come as the standing dead trees fall over. Be prepared with a handsaw.
On 1/18/2023 9:45:59 AM, vern.dewit said:
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This portage is OK (not great) on the north end from Mexican Hat Lake but quickly deteriorates towards Burnt Rock Lake. See photos.
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