BWCA Portage 391 (Knife to Vera)

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Approximate Length:
968m (192 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
122.7

"Hilliness" Index
127

# of Comments:
6

On 8/7/2019 8:35:25 PM, Riley Smith said:
Visit Date:
7/23/2019

This portage tested my group at 6:30 pm. A bit of a climb and then a steep descent while taking it from the North. Pretty easy to follow, and the landings are nice.
On 2/26/2019 5:48:03 PM, dugn said:
Visit Date:
7/26/2018

What makes this portage tough in addition to a sizable distance is the elevation change plus a particularly steep section up (or down) a rock face that has just a few foot holds on it. Traveling from Knife to Ensign this one plus the Vera-to-Ensign portage are two that will take a fair amount of energy if you have gear.
On 3/20/2018 2:11:13 PM, Teenda said:
Visit Date:
8/2/2014

It's a medium length with a boulder section at the top, nothing crazy. Traveled from Vera to Knife.
On 1/16/2017 6:56:47 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Visit Date:
5/27/2012

Agree w/Chris...A little bit of everything on this one. There are a few small stretches that have obviously been improved. Sorta like walking along railroad grade - minus the tracks. But, there are a couple of areas that could be absolutely treacherous if it is wet. Steep, and few good footholds. Use extreme caution!
On 9/19/2016 8:57:08 PM, niem0128 said:
Visit Date:
6/29/2016

Some climbing and fairly long, but nothing too difficult. Well traveled.
On 2/13/2015 12:02:20 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
Visit Date:
5/19/2013

the worst part if getting up out of Knife. Nice view from the top. (8 out of 10) 10 being the worst.
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