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Quetico Portage 5654 (Basswood to Burke)

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Approximate Length:
435m (86 rods)


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On 6/13/2020 9:27:42 PM, bioteachk said:
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Easiest portage in all of Quetico. There is a beaver dam that has been constructed mid-way along this portage that was not present in 2009. If this is enlarged it may flood the portage and make it sloppy, but it was a piece of cake in 2011.
On 10/17/2016 12:56:12 PM, Bradford said:
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simple, flat sand path.
On 6/10/2016 6:18:53 PM, Will said:
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We call this, "The Sand Portage." The south end is a nice beach and is seen from miles away. It is very well maintained and heavily used. The north end is a smaller beach into Burke. It is a nice warm up for heading into Quetico. Beware of Basswood wind...
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