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Quetico Portage 5129 (Beaverhouse)

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Approximate Length:
513m (102 rods)


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On 7/10/2024 6:50:15 PM, bobrowicz said:
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I've been in to the Beaverhouse access a couple times now...high water (2024) is definitely easier than low water (2021). Most of the trail is the old access road to the Quetico Lake dam...flat and easy. Can be muddy and buggy though. If you go in low water don't make my mistake and think that the stairs are the end...we stomped through the muck and grass to get to open water, only to find that the trail continued to the second landing.
On 6/18/2024 10:34:11 AM, burtosis said:
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610m portage, quite flat, road like, and easy going. Low water adds another 420m for just over a kilometer.
On 9/12/2023 7:40:48 PM, jjagger said:
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Low water levels meant an extra few hundred metres and, even then, lining the loaded canoes another ~150m into open water.
On 6/11/2022 4:06:34 PM, leo24 said:
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Easy! Sometimes wet and muddy though. Wheelbarrows are super useful
On 8/10/2019 10:53:37 AM, allie_hera said:
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We went in this portage on August 6 and came out of it on August 9th. Just a hiking trail really. One spot was under water from a nearby pond. But really nothing terribly difficult. PS wheel barrel is for park rangers not portagers... we make their life more difficult if we move it from where they left it.
On 6/1/2019 8:48:46 PM, Tiptop said:
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Flat east portage can get buggy. Someone left a wheel barrel on this portage which came in handy coming and going through here.
On 1/15/2018 5:47:44 PM, Peder Engelstad said:
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Did this one twice a year from 2013 to 2016. Nothing complicated about it. Just flat and a little longer than you expect. Can get buggy as it passes by some bogs.
On 3/2/2017 6:41:14 AM, JLT said:
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about 400m and like walking down a road. Great portage for beginners.
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Beaverhouse Parking Lot
Beaverhouse Parking Lot by Ben Strege
Beaverhouse Parking Lot
Beaverhouse Parking Lot by Ben Strege
Portage by GeoFisher
Very first portage ever
Very first portage ever by Peder Engelstad
Heading into Beaverhouse in a low water year
Heading into Beaverhouse in a low water year by Peder Engelstad
Portage by randerson
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