BWCA Portage 636 (Clear to Eskwagama)

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Approximate Length:
476m (95 rods)


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On 10/22/2016 12:18:00 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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For the most part the trail is decent walk through the woods - although there are a few elevation changes. The 15-20 rods from the Eskwagama end are a bog walk. It was mushy but passable when we were there. There have been some sticks & logs thrown down to aide the traverse, but i would imagine the difficulty could change dependent on recent rains etc. FYI there IS a 4* campsite on Eskwagama - located at about 4 o'clock on the lake. Also, agree with previous post about location on Esakwagana end.
On 7/5/2016 4:25:06 PM, kzh said:
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Entry from Eskwagama lake doesn't feel quite as far right as marked on the map... sort of more right-of-center at the top of the lake. Wet spongy mess for the first third of the portage. If water levels were higher, we could probably float in; if water levels were lower, it might have been dry. As it was, it was perhaps the worst portage I've seen in the park.
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Eskwagama Lake landing
Eskwagama Lake landing by TuscaroraBorealis