BWCA Portage 564 (Malberg to River)

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Approximate Length:
323m (64 rods)


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On 9/27/2020 10:55:32 PM, JoeWildlife said:
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Fall of 2020 was definitely a low water year, and the flooded portion in the middle of this portage is thigh deep. It is hard bottom, so if you want to get wet just trudge through and keep going. It was kinda cool when I did it so I didn't want to go over my knee high NRS boundary boots, so I treated it as two portages and actually paddled across the flooded portion in the middle.
On 2/19/2018 7:45:20 PM, Adrie said:
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Been through here multiple times. Fairly easy, straight forward portage. There is a segment in the middle where you will be wet-footing in rainy years. In dry years, count on a mucky push into the river. Nice moosy area on the river side.
On 6/25/2017 2:51:18 PM, Tuck46902 said:
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Some of the big boulders on the path make travel difficult. There was a strip about 50 yds. long that was shin deep in water and mud. My nephew saw a moose and 3 deer in this area.
On 8/9/2016 9:40:08 PM, eagle98mn said:
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UPDATE as of 8/3/16: The flooded portion in my previous review was now only about ankle deep. ORIGINAL COMMENT: Swampy and mucky on the River side, we just pushed through it but the heavier guys in our group had to scramble along the shore line a bit to get to a spot they could launch their canoes. Also, there was a flooded portion of the portage about half way, but it was only about knee deep. There are a few large boulders to climb over.
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