BWCA Portage 327 (Rose to Duncan)

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Approximate Length:
390m (78 rods)


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On 6/18/2020 5:54:44 PM, Riley Smith said:
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The famous stairway portage. Yes there are a lot of stairs, but it is well maintained and the waterfall is beautiful. This is a destination for a reason.
On 6/21/2018 6:36:08 PM, Bradford said:
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scenic portage with two sets of wooden stairs to climb - one with 23 steps or thereabouts and one with 90 some to negotiate. they are placed at a very comfortable angle for walking with gear so do not pose a big hurdle. good place to set canoe down near the falls to take a look. beyond the stairs toward rose there is more steep terrain before getting down to the lake.
On 3/30/2017 7:33:42 AM, swegler said:
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If you desire a leg workout then this is your portage. Steep and a few other choice words will come to mind either direction you are taking. Don't be superman - rocks and steps are wet and slippery from the waterfall spray so take multiple light loads. Adjust your canoe angle with weight in the front or back otherwise you will be bouncing the front or back all the way up or down.
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Stairway portage
Stairway portage by TuscaroraBorealis
Stairway waterfall
Stairway waterfall by TuscaroraBorealis
stairway portage going down
stairway portage going down by Bradford
stairway portage going up
stairway portage going up by Bradford
Stairway portage waterfall
Stairway portage waterfall by TuscaroraBorealis
Walking into the falls
Walking into the falls by TuscaroraBorealis
Soaking in the pool below the falls
Soaking in the pool below the falls by TuscaroraBorealis