BWCA Portage 522 (Panhandle to Pan)

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Approximate Length:
280m (56 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
5.2

"Hilliness" Index
19

# of Comments:
3

On 4/23/2017 11:03:08 PM, MontanaPaddler said:
Visit Date:
8/2/2016

Ended up on the false portage by accident. Don't make our mistake. Worst 56 rods of the trip.
On 8/11/2016 11:25:13 PM, nlong said:
Visit Date:
5/26/2014

Location of portage on map is incorrect. It is further north than indicated on both the Pan Lake and Panhandle Lake side. If you go to far south, you will run into the old portage route which hasn't been used in years and is full of dead falls and has a creek crossing. Don't take this route! The real portage is nice and wide but the entrance is obscured by trees when coming from the Panhandle Lake side. Just follow the shoreline on the west side of Panhandle Lake and you will find it.
On 9/19/2014 4:39:56 PM, Bradford said:
Visit Date:
9/15/2014

Should be a straight forward but muddy portage. BEWARE the false/bushwhack portages along this entire string of portages!! Someone once missed finding the real trail and so made a new, very bad portage trail that is nearly impossible. If it seems ridiculously brushy, unmaintained and full of dead falls YOU ARE NOT ON THE RIGHT PORTAGE!! Go back and look a bit further down the shore or back up a ways - you passed it or it is further down but not far. There are also beavers active along this route. We had to wade thru long stretches of deep beaver ponds and cross a deep creek. Be wary and on your game here.
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WRONG Portage into Panhandle Lake. TURN BACK
WRONG Portage into Panhandle Lake. TURN BACK by 01richwood
6/21/2016