BWCA Portage 535 (Vesper)

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Approximate Length:
339m (67 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
24.5

"Hilliness" Index
73

# of Comments:
2

On 12/27/2020 9:34:47 AM, Riley Smith said:
Visit Date:
10/17/2020

We made great time through this chain, but all the portages lived up to the reputation. Each, it seemed, had a theme of what made it the most difficult: rocks, mud, topography, or just general bad footing. This had some of each with boulder hopping fields and a good hill that acts as a sledding hill in the snow. We managed to stay on our feet this trip and made it across mostly unscathed.
On 2/9/2016 4:24:42 PM, SwenMike said:
Visit Date:
7/8/2015

Yep, this one's the toughest of the 4 portages you've committed to. It's pretty much the BWCA's natural America Ninja Course, or you can just flounder in mud between the boulders. Old lavaflows are like triple height stairs frozen in stone. Steep inclines next to mossy cliffs are common on the trail. A secluded beautiful hike. You're at least an hour or two from the closest campsite here.
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