BWCA Portage 25

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Approximate Length:
51m (10 rods)


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On 11/19/2020 12:14:06 PM, gymcoachdon said:
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I am with Ed on this one. For such a short portage, the landings were a bit tricky on both sides. From Swamp it is a quick short up with a sharp turn that was tight with the canoe. Maybe a tree fell across the old portage? It definitely is NOT a quick lift over without emptying the canoe.
On 8/2/2020 4:06:46 PM, EdDavies said:
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Pay no attention to the other reviews, something has changed and the Zephyr landing is an absolute pain in the a**. When land on Swamp Lake side, path goes to left, then up - don't follow the creek coming down from Zephyr. But be prepared for what awaits you on the other side - steep drop off both above and below waterline makes loading packs and bodies into and out off canoes more than a challenge.
On 9/27/2019 8:12:45 AM, BuckSgt2034 said:
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Came face to face with a 80 - 90 lb bear at this portage. The next morning when getting back on our route, we encountered him again.
On 2/24/2019 7:16:33 PM, Riley Smith said:
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It doesn't get much easier. Quick drag over. Unfortunately, the one site was full so it was back to Swamp for us.
On 4/20/2016 1:06:06 PM, AmateurHour said:
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Very short with easy landings on both sides. Pretty rocky, so watch for ankle-breakers.
On 7/29/2015 10:42:22 PM, KY Paddler said:
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I've crossed this portage many times. It is a fairly simple portage. We don't even empty the canoe, just lift it from one lake to the other. There is good shallow shores on both sides to easily launch a canoe.
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