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BWCA Portage 359 (Horse)

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Approximate Length:
243m (48 rods)


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On 1/29/2024 9:09:05 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
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Take all the marked portages. There are some unmarked that you can paddle through... but get out for the marked ones. we paddled through this 1 time. 1 canoe did not make it...
On 7/2/2022 8:25:15 AM, Ben Strege said:
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The portage location has now been corrected. As stated by others, the portage is on the eastern side of the river. The boardwalk is very nice.
On 11/12/2019 1:33:43 PM, eagle98mn said:
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The portage is on the opposite side of the river with a luxurious board walk.
On 6/29/2019 3:08:15 PM, mada1973 said:
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Once again, concur with previous statements. The boardwalk was cool though. Further upstream toward Horse there are two sets of rapids, one of which we had to wet shoe and the second one, right at the entrance to the eastern bay on Horse, we needed to portage, on north side (although really easy), since we were going upstream. Pretty easy however.
On 5/27/2019 6:40:37 AM, Joe Scott said:
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This portage is on the opposite side of the river than the maps indicate. it is also a bit longer than the maps state.
On 9/30/2018 2:43:16 PM, Mike Monahan said:
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The water levels were low when we traveled the Horse River which added several more portages that are not marked on the map. Low light with snow showers made the rocks very slippery and hard to see the one's hiding an inch under the water.
On 6/6/2018 4:38:41 PM, twincitiesjesse said:
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Found this portage on the eastern bank of the river, not on the western bank. The boardwalk across a marshy area that can be slippery when wet. Look at the aerial view - the boardwalk is visible. We were able to paddle through all rapids upstream of this portage.
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