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BWCA Portage 565 (Chad)

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Approximate Length:
1271m (253 rods)


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On 1/29/2024 3:48:39 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
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She's a rocky one! definite elevation changes here. You'll be ready for the break afterwards.
On 1/26/2023 7:56:59 AM, dmarrone said:
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The Chad end of this portage is fascinating. The portage ends in an impressive beaver pond, before my map (Voyageur #3) indicates that it should. As you paddle out across the pond to the southeast, about halfway across there is a massive berm holding back the water, and you see that you're 10-15 feet above Chad lake itself. The berm, which has a scramble trail down it, is an impressive engineering structure. It has an arch shape, like large concrete dams.
On 10/3/2015 11:56:54 AM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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Rocky landing on Chad. There is a small beaver pond you will have to paddle across very near the Chad end. (just paddle in the direction the trail was going) There were several short ups & downs, rocks, roots & muddy sections & a decent climb out of the Pine Creek valley. Landing will likely be quite mushy on creek end. Offers a decent overlook of the Pine Creek valley.
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Pine River by Ben Strege
Pine River Snake
Pine River Snake by Ben Strege
Beaver Pond at Portage
Beaver Pond at Portage by Ben Strege
Beaver pond
Beaver pond by TuscaroraBorealis
Chad - Pine creek portage
Chad - Pine creek portage by TuscaroraBorealis
Pine creek overlook
Pine creek overlook by TuscaroraBorealis
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