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BWCA Portage 467 (Horseshoe to Gaskin)

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Approximate Length:
463m (92 rods)


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On 9/1/2022 8:57:35 AM, eagle98mn said:
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Easy footing on an up-and-over portage. This trail is in good shape. 8/26/22 edit - definitely easier going Gaskin to Horseshoe, but still just a typical 100 rod portage with good footing.
On 10/13/2019 9:51:32 PM, Riley Smith said:
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Snow was startint to turn to slush around here which made it slippery. Awesome, old white pines distracted me from portaging at times. Cool place.
On 9/26/2017 4:48:10 PM, Northwoodsman said:
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This one will get your heart pumping. The Horseshoe end is a little deep and rocky and has a steep uphill for about 1/4th the way across. After that it levels out and drops slightly towards the Gaskin end. The Horseshoe side also has a signficant drop to the north side of the trail so be careful on the rocks on the trail.
On 6/30/2015 11:03:11 PM, plainspaddler said:
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Portage is easier from Gaskin to Horseshoe than vice-versa. Some very old white pines and cedars along the portage.
On 2/13/2015 12:58:12 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
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Took a day trip to Gaskin. Easy without gear. maybe a (5 out of 10) with gear. Hilly, traveled
On 1/14/2015 9:10:34 PM, Ken Orwoll said:
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Good footing with half up then half down a good size hill.
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Horseshoe-Gaskin north landing by jaschiroo
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Horseshoe-Gaskin portage south landing by jaschiroo
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