BWCA Portage 247 (Iron to Crooked)

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Approximate Length:
667m (133 rods)


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On 6/13/2017 3:17:57 PM, MontanaPaddler said:
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There is another landing on the Iron end in the bay directly to the south of the end of the portage. If the water is high I would recommend using this landing when heading upstream, we tried to go up the strong current to the portage on the river and weren't able to get up it.
On 7/20/2015 4:35:33 PM, Joe_Schmeaux said:
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This trail is wide and well-traveled. There are two landings at each end. I took the "safer" (upstream) takeout at the east end, but the alternative at the lip of the falls should be ok for reasonably-skilled paddlers and will shorten the portage by about 100 m. At the Iron end, I used the upstream of a short section of fast water. Most paddlers should be able to handle the current even if going upstream, but if not, there is an alternative which bypasses the fast section and which will lengthen the portage slightly.
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