BWCA Portage 234 (North to Steep)

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Approximate Length:
565m (112 rods)


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On 10/22/2021 1:43:59 PM, eagle98mn said:
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Heading north is the way to do this one. I was sure glad we went downhill!
On 9/26/2016 8:33:01 PM, Mike Monahan said:
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Very happy we were heading out of Steep because this portage certainly holds up to the lakes name...
On 9/5/2016 10:22:09 PM, BobberRob said:
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Coming into Steep this thing felt like a beast. The footing is rough and it is up hill. Thankfully it is shorter. 4/5
On 3/21/2016 1:16:35 AM, Woodstripper said:
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The trail had been completely washed out and destroyed by a heavy deluge a few days before. Rocks, gullies, and difficult footing. Per Superior National Forest Service, the trail was reworked in 2015, but is in need of constant repair due to being prone to washout in heavy rains.
On 2/14/2015 10:15:38 AM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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Decent landings. A fairly tough up & over coming from South. Seen some fresh wolf scat going back over for my second load.
On 11/22/2013 11:16:53 PM, bwbrian said:
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This portage is a steady climb for the first 3/4 of the trail going to Steep Lake. The trail is maintained well and has solid footing. The landings are also in good shape at both ends.
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Steep Lake portage
Steep Lake portage by TuscaroraBorealis
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Mushroom by Mike Monahan
Mushroom by Mike Monahan
Mushroom by Mike Monahan