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BWCA Portage 511 (Wind to Moose)

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Approximate Length:
887m (176 rods)


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On 2/24/2019 5:45:20 PM, Riley Smith said:
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Not a difficult portage, though it was busy. Somehow the people in front of us hauled a huge cedar strip canoe through. I am not jealous of that portage! The kids I was guiding started to show their strengths and weakness on this first portage. In for a good week.
On 11/22/2014 7:11:51 AM, Joe Scott said:
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Portage was in good shape. A little tough for a first portage with kids.
On 5/10/2014 7:17:37 PM, bwbrian said:
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This is a busy portage as it leaves Moose Lake which is the busiest entry in canoe country. The portage is easy to find and has a nice landing site. This is a part of the area that was hit by the storm July 4, '99, and the change is incredible. What used to be a 1/2 mile walk along a shady forest path is now a sunny walk through a regenerating forest. Notice the mass of tree parts piled along the path as you pass through. The portage itself is not difficult, though somewhat tiresome. It climbs more than 100 feet over Moose Lake before dropping a similar distance to the shore of Wind lake.
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