BWCA Portage 299 (Lunar to Cherry)

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Approximate Length:
286m (57 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
33.7

"Hilliness" Index
118

# of Comments:
4

On 4/10/2020 1:29:48 PM, Nicholas said:
Visit Date:
7/15/2019

I thought this was a fairly difficult portage and may have been the high water at the time... after a fairly rocky assent / climb you go back down into a beaver pond. You can tell that the tree line and portage are submerged waist deep. If facing the cattail pond from the portage the portage continues submerged to the right along the tree line. Careful not the trip over submerged logs. Once over and through the first few obstacles the portage becomes pretty rocky - careful not to slip if its recently rained. A stream runs under the under the rock into Cherry. This portage could be a an obstacle coarse on American Gladiator.
On 8/7/2019 8:24:34 PM, Riley Smith said:
Visit Date:
7/22/2019

We were able to walk through the beaver pond to continue the portage, but it took a lot of scouting to figure out where the route went. We found it and eventually made it to Cherry. Too bad all the sites were full, but this route is really beautiful.
On 7/10/2019 9:32:11 AM, Poznan23 said:
Visit Date:
7/6/2019

Short, but challenging. The Portage, starts out easy, but than you run into the Lake that Beavers have recently flooded and you have to float across it to get to the last part of the portage. There is a dry creek bed filled with rocks and very difficult to move the canoe down it.
On 7/5/2015 4:32:18 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Visit Date:
5/24/2010

There is a very small waterfall on Cherry near where this portage starts. A steep initial climb levels out to become a very nice trail. Then there's an old beaverpond. After crossing that the real fun begins. A fairly steep extremely rocky "gorge" with plenty of overhanging branches must be climbed before finally leveling out again near Lunar. There is an underground stream running below the "gorge".
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