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BWCA Portage 447 (Ensign)

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Approximate Length:
270m (54 rods)


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On 7/18/2021 12:39:02 PM, kaywhypaddle said:
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Took this from Ensign to Ashigan - what a climb! Not so so bad, but you could very much feel the elevation gain. Going the other direction must be a breeze. Both landings are fine, nothing too notable.
On 2/14/2020 10:04:51 PM, Chadd said:
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Take this to Ashigan, relative easy portage. Nice lake waits at the end. approach is good from Ensign.
On 1/3/2019 4:51:17 PM, flynn said:
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SO MANY CRAYFISH on the Ensign side. In early June there were dozens visible from one spot standing in a foot of water near the shore. You could have scooped them up with a bucket. It was awesome. Portage was nothing to write home about. All of the portages from Ensign to Ima are pretty easy I think.
On 7/29/2014 10:44:29 PM, Gavia said:
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This is a very pleasant portage - shady, with a good tread. Even uphill from Ensign is OK.
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