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BWCA Portage 464 (Ensign to Boot)

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Approximate Length:
1043m (207 rods)


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On 9/12/2022 1:03:50 PM, MontanaPaddler said:
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Feels pretty long with a couple of hills and a pond in the middle to fool you into thinking you've reached the lake.
On 12/23/2021 12:34:52 AM, kecker said:
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This one is a doozy for sure and it'll definitely feel like a 200 rod portage. The elevation changes aren't too bad, but everything else will leave a memory. Like you get far down the trail and your muscles are really starting to feel it, and you spot a big open area of water ahead!! Ahhh, the end is in site....nope, that's just a little pond just off the trail. But fortunately that pond makes the middle section nice and muddy for you and all the bugs that brings. But you'll get through it just fine and there is a nice lake at either end of this portage.
On 7/18/2021 1:21:19 PM, kaywhypaddle said:
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Portaged this one at the end of a long day trip. What a freaking portage. Overall not very physically challenging, but it is a mental/spiritual olympics. I have portaged 250 rods that felt half this long. Lots of ups and downs and bugs out the wazoo. The landing on the Boot lake has a nice little bench on it. The Ensign side is a beautiful little pebble beach, though it would be quite exposed to a northern wind/waves.
On 6/2/2019 7:15:27 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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Hiked this one... This is a maddening trail in the sense that there are multiple occasions where you get a sense the worst is over, only to discover you've got a ways to go yet. ex. several ups and downs along the way, as well as a fairly large body of water along the trail that is not at the end of the portage.
On 6/21/2018 4:01:18 PM, 920PaddleGroup said:
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Not a fun portage after a rainy day. Although only approx 0.5 miles, it felt longer due to the washout and the undulation. Definitely challenging fully loaded with gear.
On 8/2/2015 11:30:20 PM, matt13 said:
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Long... but well maintained. The wetter area in the middle has logs to walk on. Some ups and downs make this one an early challenge if you started on Snowbank.
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