BWCA Portage 432 (Basswood)

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Approximate Length:
438m (87 rods)


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On 9/26/2021 12:35:55 PM, corymoto said:
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This portage is still passable with the low water level. The jackfish bay side of things is a bit muddy, but not horrible. As of fall 2021 still a large tree down, but easy to navigate over/around.
On 8/10/2020 12:15:33 PM, KBenson said:
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This portage does have some downed trees. One is about waist height. North end is steep rock. Otherwise we had fun on this route because we had only experienced the large flat portages down to Fall lake. Nice to have a little more challenge. Stream was definitely too low to paddle through. (If coming from the NorthWest side, you will see the entry hiding on your right)
On 6/28/2020 11:59:37 PM, phoebehaa said:
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The portage is next to the stream. According to locals, the stream may be passable during high water season in spring. However, in late June, we were unable to paddle through. The portage is a strenuous feat. It is rocky, slippery, steep and narrow at places.
On 9/24/2019 3:19:26 PM, Slow Troller said:
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Steep entry with water flowing down. Muddy and downed trees. Doesn't seem to get much use.
On 8/29/2018 10:59:49 AM, rbcevergreen said:
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The "stream" was not the portage. There is a trail to your left (as you face the stream). Have to climb up the rocks then take winding path. Not a very easy portage for first timers, and difficult to find (coming from Jackfish Bay).
On 6/16/2015 9:53:10 AM, PanicButtonGuy said:
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Was not a portage. Couple beaver dams that we were able to paddle over.
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Jackfish Bay - Pipestone Bay
Jackfish Bay - Pipestone Bay by Gavia
Portage by Joe Scott
Pipestone to Jackfish
Pipestone to Jackfish by KBenson
North Side looking North
North Side looking North by KBenson
South Side looking SE
South Side looking SE by KBenson