BWCA Portage 57 (Clearwater to Caribou)

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Approximate Length:
719m (143 rods)


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"Hilliness" Index

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On 8/25/2020 10:37:27 PM, eagle98mn said:
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Steep on either side, it seems there isn't a particularly easy way to get in or out of Clearwater. 8/23/20 Update: It is still a steep climb! This time I went from south to north. Either I'm getting older or this portage is worse going north...or both.
On 6/18/2020 5:50:10 PM, Riley Smith said:
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This portage is a butt kicker. It's a tough, rocky climb that proves a good test.
On 7/10/2019 12:45:51 PM, WanderingKansas said:
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I would call this a very difficult portage. Very steep, with uncertain footing in several places. It's not the longest (205 rods on Fisher maps), but it's a real challenge.
On 5/30/2018 5:45:49 AM, nickewolf3 said:
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The elevation change at the ends makes this portage tiring but not overwhelming. A very large tree with all its branches was blocking the the north end of the portage.
On 5/25/2016 8:33:10 AM, BobberRob said:
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Whew. It's uphill. Lots of animal activity: rabbit, wolf, moose. 4/5
On 8/25/2015 8:23:49 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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I don't think this one is quite as tough as some of the guide books make it sound. Still it will get the blood pumping as it has decent climbs on either end with plenty of boulders to step on & around along the way. A few muddy sections too.
On 2/13/2015 12:22:17 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
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8 out of 10 (10 is bad). We stopped halfway through and took a rest. We were traveling from Caribou to Clearwater. It is a healthy climb. Take your time, and you will be just fine. Nice trail. Nice semi-views
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