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BWCA Portage 402 (Snipe to Copper)

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Approximate Length:
383m (76 rods)


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On 6/3/2021 9:35:34 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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Mess of large boulders at the bottom of a small rapids serve as a landing on the Snipe end. There's a good initial climb before a steep descent down to a neat and sturdy little bridge. From there the trail gradually ascends to a swampy area (trail will be wet here) that the trail skirts around until arriving at a long standing beaver dam which doubles as the landing to Copper lake.
On 5/12/2015 4:40:42 PM, eagle98mn said:
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Going from Snipe to Copper, you run into a marshy area. It looks like you can go left or right, with right looking more open but left feeling correct. Left is correct! You may have to get out one more time in the marshy area to make a mini-portage into Copper.
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Copper ~ Snipe portage bridge
Copper ~ Snipe portage bridge by TuscaroraBorealis
Copper Lake
Copper Lake by TuscaroraBorealis