BWCA Portage 23

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Approximate Length:
61m (12 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
20.5

"Hilliness" Index
340

# of Comments:
16

On 10/1/2020 9:10:07 PM, eagle98mn said:
Visit Date:
9/17/2020

I doubt this is even 12 rods. Up and over. On the Swamp side, we got bogged down a bit in the crowd trying to launch from only 1-2 spots.
On 6/15/2020 10:59:38 AM, BobberRob said:
Visit Date:
6/12/2020

Very simple up and over. Only downside to this portage is it is along a main route and can become a traffic jam. Easy side landing is really only good for one canoe so it can really get bogged down. 1/5.
On 5/24/2020 11:56:15 AM, wiscofan said:
Visit Date:
6/15/2016

Nothing to worry about. Just picked up our canoes and carried them the 10 yards. No biggie.
On 4/10/2020 11:06:41 AM, Nicholas said:
Visit Date:
7/20/2019

Carry over on flat rocks and shallow water. Slippery rocks.
On 11/26/2019 10:50:44 PM, justincarl said:
Visit Date:
6/22/2018

The portage is on the north/Canadian side of the little stream, not south as the map indicates. Short, easy portage.
On 8/26/2019 2:22:21 PM, Mike Monahan said:
Visit Date:
8/23/2019

5 rod carry over
On 2/24/2019 7:11:14 PM, Riley Smith said:
Visit Date:
5/25/2017

Almost a drag over. Super easy.
On 9/5/2018 11:37:31 PM, twincitiesjesse said:
Visit Date:
9/2/2018

Short, very easy.
On 4/20/2016 1:08:03 PM, AmateurHour said:
Visit Date:
9/4/2015

Super short. My favorite place in the BWCA to slip on wet rocks and fall in.
On 8/29/2015 9:54:24 PM, Viking_3 said:
Visit Date:
8/28/2015

Very easy. When the water is down can be a little tricky getting out on the Plume Lake side.
On 8/8/2015 9:54:46 AM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Visit Date:
5/29/2010

A short rocky portage. Alot of traffic funnels through here.
On 7/29/2015 10:55:05 PM, KY Paddler said:
Visit Date:
6/13/2015

Very easy portage. One year the water was up a couple of feet and we were able to paddle across this portage. But most years, it's a simple carry over.
On 7/5/2015 9:58:31 AM, Joe Scott said:
Visit Date:
6/29/2015

Very short and easy. The rock can be slick. I slid into Sag up to my waist when unloading the canoe.
On 5/10/2014 10:28:22 AM, bwbrian said:
Visit Date:

Short and easy lift-over in either direction. Landings are good.
On 4/26/2014 8:23:44 PM, Gavia said:
Visit Date:
5/27/2013

This is NOT a climb. It's a piece-o'-cake little hump across an isthmus, not much more than a carryover.
On 1/22/2014 3:41:36 PM, jeemon said:
Visit Date:
8/31/2012

Very short portage, watch out for large slick boulders
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