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BWCA Portage 430 (Big Moose)

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Approximate Length:
328m (65 rods)


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On 3/15/2023 12:43:42 PM, Riley Smith said:
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Keep paddling for the second landing! The first trip through, I took the original landing which eventually led to a knee deep stretch of water. On my trip out, I was able to paddle out of that deep stretch which is much preferred. This portage has some beautiful rocks and old red pines. It's easy to get distracted! The lake-side landing is a nice rock shelf which was extra tricky in the pounding wind on the return trip.
On 8/5/2015 8:29:33 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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There is a large beaver dam just downstream that has altered the water levels necessitating that the landing moving just downstream from where the original one was. It is still a very good landing. You must slalom through about 10 rods of red & jack pine trees. Then there is a choice. Either go left to a 2.5 foot drop, or go right and meet up with the old trail in what will likely be a wet & muddy trail. Other than that is is a very nice flat trail through a mature stand of red pines. Watch for rocks lurking below the surface once you put in on Big Moose.
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Big Moose landing by TuscaroraBorealis
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