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BWCA Portage 472 (Long Island)

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Approximate Length:
119m (24 rods)


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On 3/19/2023 3:44:31 PM, Riley Smith said:
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This portage wasn't too bad for us coming from the Long Island side until the mid-portage creek and beaver pond. The rock face in the beaver pond is quite scenic on the east end.
On 2/23/2022 6:36:50 PM, TrailGuideT$ said:
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You need to know what to look for to find the portage coming from Muskeg. Climb down over the beaver dam and walk along the rocky stream bed until the portage splits off to the right. Short and spooky, but pretty fun with the right mentality.
On 7/9/2019 1:56:58 PM, Crystal Magiera said:
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Tricky portage, especially the landing on the Muskeg side. When coming from Muskeg, you will see a large rock face and the portage is just to the left of it. Not really any landing area. You have to balance on a log, lift your packs etc. and then continue through a rocky stream area. Definitely one canoe at a time at the landing. Most of the rest of the portage is rocky as well. Watch your ankles! Lots of biting flies zooming around your head.
On 1/3/2015 9:01:07 PM, Ken Orwoll said:
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Landing are only small. It is one canoe at a time.
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Muskeg Lake selfie
Muskeg Lake selfie by Crystal Magiera
Portage by JVD
Long Island - Muskeg SW landing
Long Island - Muskeg SW landing by jaschiroo
Muskeg Lake beaver dam
Muskeg Lake beaver dam by jaschiroo
Long Island - Muskeg NE landing
Long Island - Muskeg NE landing by jaschiroo
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