BWCA Portage 582 (Zenith to Lujenida)

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Approximate Length:
2233m (444 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
129

"Hilliness" Index
58

# of Comments:
10

On 1/25/2019 8:58:22 AM, JeepVogel said:
Visit Date:
8/12/2018

At the end of our trip (four guys, late twenties), we single portaged with a couple breaks in just over an hour. The week prior was very dry and yet we found a 40 yard stretch of ankle deep water right around the midway point.
On 7/8/2018 2:09:55 PM, Madison Paddler said:
Visit Date:
7/1/2018

Easily the longest and most difficult portage I have done, but the weather can make the biggest difference. I would consider trading in your water shoes for hiking boots here because it really is a haul With 6 people, 3 canoes Departure - 10 packs - 5 hours - rain for an hour before and after finishing made for extremely treacherous walking, with several deep holes to step in. Return - 9 packs - gorgeous ~70F degree, bug-free weather - 4 hours We leap-frogged, moving everything to the center creek/boardwalk, and then moving everything to the end. The end is definitely a site for sore shoulders. I plan to put together a video and post it [here]. The forest service stopped by our Zenith campsite and said the portage would take them 2 hours.
On 6/27/2018 2:28:38 PM, Wayne Moureau said:
Visit Date:
9/8/2013

Slow and steady! It probably would not have been so bad had it not have been raining. This is the longest portage I have ever set my feet upon. I said after making it to the end that I would never traverse this way again. Like another canoer stated "The best part of this portage is the end!
On 2/5/2017 2:03:02 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Visit Date:
5/16/2010

No big hills but, several long gradual climbs along a well worn trail. Boardwalks & wet spots add a little spice. :)
On 2/1/2017 11:53:32 PM, tecmotom said:
Visit Date:
7/2/2016

Portage has to be closer to the 500 rod mark. The trail was in good shape overall, lots of up/down but nothing very steep, just exhauting. Hit a 40-50 rod stretch about 150 rods from the Zenith side of the trail that was flooded and required trudging through a foot of water. Luckily the ground underneath was firm and didn't sink. Had wooden-plank walkway towards the Zenith end as well. Nice landing on Zenith side for a break once finished.
On 8/20/2015 3:24:36 PM, epolomsk said:
Visit Date:
8/17/2015

The portage has been slightly rerouted-the southern end does not go thru the swamp anymore. it is now at least 480 rods and has an extra hill or two. At the time I visited it had not been brushed and branches were hitting us in the face.
On 7/18/2015 8:25:35 PM, Brad said:
Visit Date:
7/17/2015

This portage is longer than 444 rds. I measured it with my GPS and have it at 570 rds (1.75 miles). It took our crew of 8 a little over 2 hours to double portage. It has a good walking path with the exception of the low areas where it is muddy and one spot the stream is backed up over the planks that were placed to walk across. There was some rework on the south end where the portage was moved up out of the low area.
On 5/12/2015 4:06:40 PM, eagle98mn said:
Visit Date:
9/7/2014

As was mentioned, the portage was flooded out a few hundred rods into it coming from the North. Following the trails of those before us, we were able to pick a relatively dry path around the water on the Western side. Other than that, its a pretty standard portage, just long.
On 1/2/2015 1:04:47 PM, 4everpaddle said:
Visit Date:
7/17/2014

This is one of the longest portages I have taken, but not the hardest. We single portaged, but it would be different if we doubled and had to walk this one three times. We had to get our feet wet because a beaver dam flooded the trail near Lujenida Lake.
On 5/4/2014 4:40:27 PM, ruddy said:
Visit Date:
9/8/2013

Slow and steady! This is a long one but is pretty flat with a good trail. The trail has very few rocks. The best part of this portage is at the end!
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