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BWCA Portage 219 (Alton to Wonder)

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Approximate Length:
1032m (205 rods)


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On 12/21/2023 2:10:16 PM, YardstickAngler said:
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This one was a bit overgrown and brushy, even in late May when I was there. It was located in the far southeast corner of Alton’s southeasternmost bay, not the southwest corner as was indicated on my McKenzie and NatGeo maps.
On 12/26/2022 3:51:42 PM, Everylaker said:
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Nothing too challenging about the portage besides the medium length. Alton landing is clear and made up of a pine needle/tree root floor. Path was starting to get overgrown in early August, but the trail was still discernible the whole way. Wonder landing was also clear and had a nice, grassy landing. 6/10.
On 6/20/2022 11:30:34 PM, Ben Strege said:
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I visited in June, so the path was clear. However, I could see this getting overgrown later in the year. Even in June, I had branches scraping against the canoe for most of the way. Other than this, it was a fairly nondescript portage. A couple of muddy spots along the way, but nothing too difficult other than the length.
On 9/10/2015 12:26:35 AM, garycobi said:
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The portage was very overgrown. Came back a year later and it had been much improved by being cleared a bit.
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Alton landing
Alton landing by Everylaker
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