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BWCA Portage 531 (Cherokee to Town)

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Approximate Length:
136m (27 rods)


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On 1/29/2024 8:15:32 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
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easiest portage in the loop to Brule. , flat, etc.
On 12/27/2020 9:38:48 AM, Riley Smith said:
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As others have said, this portage can be a bit tricky to find, but it was a nice reward to make it to Cherokee (our destination) after a good long day from Homer.
On 9/10/2019 3:54:24 PM, jaschiroo said:
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The portage as shown is not passable at low water. Just to the south there is a tiny inlet that leads into the same pond, which is passable.
On 6/12/2017 7:01:05 PM, skins527 said:
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easy portage but a little hidden. We ended up following a little riverway on the southeastern side and then took the portage the rest of the way.
On 2/9/2016 4:04:35 PM, SwenMike said:
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This portage is short & easy. If you're going through this way to Brule, stop at the (last) Town Lake Campsite if it's later than 2pm. The next 4 portages are extremely challenging (but beautiful), and will require at least 3 hours.
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