BWCA Portage 399 (Cross Bay to Rib)

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Approximate Length:
296m (59 rods)


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On 7/9/2019 2:02:51 PM, Crystal Magiera said:
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You could almost miss this portage. The landing is so bad that you wouldn't think a portage belongs here. Steep rock climb at the landing on the Rib Lake side. Cross Bay side is fine. Saw moose tracks.
On 6/28/2019 9:14:21 AM, BobberRob said:
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As stated, the landing on the Rib side is very difficult to maneuver and load/unload gear. It definitely makes the list of one of the worst landings in the BWCA. The portage can get pretty soupy after a rain. 2/5
On 6/10/2016 8:07:45 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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Absolutely terrible landing on the Rib end. Other than that not too much to worry about, fairly non-descript path. Trail was wet & rocky when we used it.
On 2/13/2015 1:05:39 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
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Nice walk along the creek/falls. Rocky landing on the Rib side. Very nice landing on the Cross Bay side.
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