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BWCA Portage 552 (Trout to Merritt)

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Approximate Length:
984m (196 rods)


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On 8/10/2021 1:39:59 PM, sthayer said:
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As mentioned in the other comment, this portage is lightly utilized. When we crossed it, a large red pine had fallen across it, taking down a couple other small trees with it. We limbed the large tree and removed the other smaller ones, but you need to go under the main trunk of the red pine, which is resting about 4 feet off the ground.
On 9/16/2020 10:03:29 PM, Ben Strege said:
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Though the portage is lightly used, I had no problem navigating it. There are a couple of steep parts, but overall it was not bad. No swampy area to speak of. The landing on the Trout end is fairly easy - a little muddy, a little rocky, but not anything too difficult. The Merritt landing was more difficult. It is narrow and steep - basically impossible to load your canoe without getting wet just because of the way it is positioned.
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Merritt Lake
Merritt Lake by Ben Strege
Landing on Merritt End
Landing on Merritt End by Ben Strege
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