BWCA Portage 560 (Vernon)

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Approximate Length:
1409m (280 rods)


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On 10/13/2019 9:12:39 PM, Riley Smith said:
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There was 3-4 inches of snow at this point, and this portage just seemed to keep going and going and going. I went first with a pack to blaze trail while my co-adventurer took a canoe and a pack behind me. The bridge was pretty, though slippety when wet. Landings were okay. The length was the only challenge. Took us well over an hour to complete. Also saw a grouse on the way.
On 8/25/2019 3:35:07 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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A rocky approach provides a tight landing on the Swan side. The trail has a few pockets of mud and boulders with a short bridge across a small brook thrown in for good measure. While there are a few ups and downs along the way, the gradient is never too severe. It's mostly a matter of overcoming the length (which seems longer than the stated distance). The put in on Vernon end is small, and expect to get a little muddy.
On 5/18/2015 7:30:03 PM, MacCamper said:
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Obvious portage with little difficulty. Length is the only challenge.
On 5/11/2014 4:31:38 PM, bwbrian said:
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This portage feels even longer than its 280 rods. The path doesn't get used much and is a bit overgrown which makes the rocky footing a bit of a challenge in places. There is a substantial elevation change, with Vernon-to-Swan being a bit steeper but shorter climb than Swan-to Vernon.
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