BWCA Portage 423 (Basswood)

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Approximate Length:
508m (101 rods)


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On 9/26/2021 12:32:50 PM, corymoto said:
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The low water level makes this extremely difficult/impossible to access on the east side. I would recommend just going around until the water is back to "normal" levels.
On 9/11/2018 11:12:07 AM, rbcevergreen said:
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Very difficult to locate from the East side. (Look for a large dead tree.) We met another group (single canoe, two fishermen) who couldn't find it. We finally located it, and let them go through first, as there were four canoes in our group. The landing on the East Side is very wet and boggy. The first of our group to get out found some branches to help the rest of us avoid sinking in the mud. A good bit of up and down on this one, as well as some large rocks in the path. Careful with those kevlar canoes!
On 8/20/2018 6:51:33 PM, Riley Smith said:
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I was guiding a group through here and none of them had been to the BWCA before. A couple local fisherman really played this portage up, scaring my group, but it really wasn't bad. A couple hills, a little water. An awful landing on the East side. One of my coworkers couldn't find this landing on the East side on a different trip. It's there, but it is set back into the weeds. Not a bad portage.
On 11/22/2014 7:14:14 AM, Joe Scott said:
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The last portage of the day. Probably felt longer than it really was. A couple ups and downs but not too difficult. One stream crossing. When the water is low there are stones that make the crossing easy.
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