BWCA Portage 580 (Ada to Unnamed)

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Approximate Length:
396m (79 rods)


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On 6/7/2021 9:23:47 AM, BobberRob said:
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Not a bad portage. The South landing was incredibly crowded and VERY muddy. The portage itself isn't bad at all. Do your best to find rocks to load/unload and get out of that mud as fast as you can! 2/10
On 9/10/2019 3:56:33 PM, jaschiroo said:
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Had trouble finding this portage coming north (turns out we didn't go far enough up a shallow area) so we took the creek. The creek has 3 beaver dams of increasing size that are passable. Going south, the portage is easily visible.
On 7/3/2019 10:07:24 AM, Skol91 said:
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We were able to avoid this portage by paddling the stream up to Ada. There were a few small dams that we had to carry our canoe over but it was very manageable. It is a bit of a paddle however. If we had to do it over again we'd opt for the portage.
On 5/17/2017 3:54:24 PM, Northwoodsman said:
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Ada Creek side is very muddy. You may be able to walk in the creek and pull your canoe to a better landing, but you will be wet up to your knees. It will provide for easier loading and unloading. Walk in the grass to avoid sinking up to you waist in muck. The Ada Lake side is much better. Overall not a bad portage at all.
On 10/11/2016 8:52:03 AM, PaddleDan61 said:
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The landing at the Ada Creek side is hard to get to because the creek is very rocky and the modified landing is very muddy. We had to take gear out and just had one person in the canoe to navigate it to the actual landing. Portage itself has ups and downs with muddy spots. Ada Lake landing is rocky but a good landing.
On 7/13/2015 10:17:58 AM, eagle98mn said:
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Going from Ada Creek to Ada Lake, the landing is a little hidden on the right. The creek channel is the opening on the left, the portage is on the right. One of our canoes stayed left successfully navigated the creek (thereby skipping the portage) with one tiny beaver dam to cross over. The portage itself wasn't bad though.
On 10/13/2014 10:00:00 AM, jeemon said:
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Second of three 80 rod portages in a row. Slightly undulating. Muddy at points. Fairly easy with modified landing.
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