Quetico Portage 5255 (Baird to Keats)

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Approximate Length:
789m (157 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
69.5

"Hilliness" Index
88

# of Comments:
3

On 1/25/2019 12:46:41 PM, dblazino said:
Visit Date:
6/15/2012

This is a difficult portage but not one that I would avoid as Baird and Keats are both terrific lakes and it is a big short cut that gives you two great loop options. It is very hilly and the Baird side can be very wet at the start. i have used it on two different trips. If you are in that area of the park then you are tough enough to tackle this carry but it will be memorable.
On 8/22/2014 11:13:35 AM, tbm said:
Visit Date:
9/8/2006

One of the most difficult portages I have ever done. From Keats expect a gruelling climb to start the portage. If you do not fall to your death on the initial climb, the portage levels out and is fairly managable. The descent to Baird is pretty steep as well. I will avoid this portage like the plague.
On 7/7/2014 10:52:19 AM, Ben Strege said:
Visit Date:
6/29/2014

We just explored this portage without packs and a canoe. This is the steepest portage I have ever seen. On the Keats end, it was like climbing a mountain. The trail just kept going up, and up, and up. It leveled off up top, but it was steep again at the Baird end - this time a slick granite face that was difficult to negotiate even without packs and a canoe. It was muddy at the Baird end. This is not a portage I would want to do.
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Keats-Baird Portage
Keats-Baird Portage by Ben Strege
6/29/2014
Keats-Baird Portage
Keats-Baird Portage by Ben Strege
6/29/2014
Keats-Baird Portage
Keats-Baird Portage by Ben Strege
6/29/2014
Keats-Baird Portage
Keats-Baird Portage by Ben Strege
6/29/2014