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BWCA Portage 333 (East Pike to John)

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Approximate Length:
1057m (210 rods)


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On 10/21/2023 11:06:32 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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Tough, uneven shallow water landing on John lake. This trail is slyly deceptive when traveling to East Pike as there is no really steep climbs the entire way but, the gradual, unrelentingly climb definitely takes its toll. While there are a few minor mud holes and some boulders along the way but, its mostly an excellent path with a nice open spot near the crest which appears to be a popular resting area. Then after a short rolling (up & down) section the path drops steeply down to a brief boardwalk through some thimbleberries before eventually leveling off and widening out as you near East Pike. The landing on East Pike is a sloped granite shelf that will be slippery when wet. Just up from the landing is a huge staging area par excellance.
On 3/13/2023 8:32:48 PM, Riley Smith said:
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This is a steep, rugged portage up and over. The group was well-tired after this one!
On 10/26/2016 11:31:52 AM, eagle98mn said:
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From John to East Pike, it is pretty much all uphill. Prepare yourself accordingly!
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John Lake landing
John Lake landing by TuscaroraBorealis
John ~ East Pike portage
John ~ East Pike portage by TuscaroraBorealis
Boardwalk by TuscaroraBorealis
East Pike staging area
East Pike staging area by TuscaroraBorealis
East Pike landing
East Pike landing by TuscaroraBorealis
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