BWCA Portage 418 (Vera to Ensign)

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Approximate Length:
720m (143 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
78.8

"Hilliness" Index
110

# of Comments:
7

On 8/7/2019 8:40:17 PM, Riley Smith said:
Visit Date:
7/24/2019

It was a nice enough portage. It was scenic. My group was struggling a bit by the end of our trip, but we handled this one well. It was a little bit of up and down, but not too bad of a portage.
On 7/8/2019 11:34:50 AM, flynn said:
Visit Date:
5/18/2019

Got some length to it, but elevation is not too bad as it comes in short bursts followed by relative flatness. It took about 45 minutes to double carry. Overall maybe a 6/10 when not wet, but if wet, the amount of rocks would make one want to be careful on this portage. Despite the length, I would rather do this portage than some short ones further east.
On 3/20/2018 2:13:03 PM, Teenda said:
Visit Date:
8/2/2014

Nothing crazy, just medium long. Great views of Ensign from the top. I portaged when dry but could likely be slippery when wet.
On 9/19/2016 9:00:38 PM, niem0128 said:
Visit Date:
6/29/2016

For whatever reason we were having a tough time spotting it from Vera. Generally very similar to our previous portage, from Knife to Vera. Our newcomer who had been saying portaging was easy on our first day going from Moose to Knife, was about ready to pass out after today's two longer portages. For experienced portagers, neither are too tough.
On 9/22/2015 12:34:16 PM, BobberRob said:
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There are some GREAT views once you get to the peak. Take your time climbing, the footing can be questionable. MAKE SURE you are on the portage and not the winter trail when going from Vera to Ensign.
On 2/13/2015 12:03:24 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
Visit Date:
5/19/2013

climb out of Ensign is decently steep. very do-able. 6 out of 10.
On 7/6/2014 9:32:26 AM, Bradford said:
Visit Date:
10/1/2013

Nothing too challenging tho it has some ups and downs.
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