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BWCA Portage 639 (Clear)

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Approximate Length:
314m (62 rods)


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On 7/24/2022 4:52:34 PM, sdgrey said:
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This has the possibility of being a real ankle breaker. Lots of rocks on the path - but otherwise pretty flat and open
On 8/11/2021 12:17:21 AM, eagle98mn said:
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Water levels are low in the summer of 2021. The muddy landing on the river side was barely accessible for us as we approached from the south. I had to do my best impression of a venetian gondolier to push us through the mud. Even still, my wife stepped into mud up to her knee before reaching the "safety" of the muck around the rocks. The actual portage is easy, once you get to it.
On 9/2/2020 5:35:36 PM, kaywhypaddle said:
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Came across from the north side. Very flat, easy, boarded where it needed to be. There are a few offshoots from the path that might lead to navigable water if levels were high enough. For us it just meant a slightly sunnier, buggier detour. Coming from the north, I think it's generally accurate that at any juncture, taking a left is the correct move if you want to stay on the main trail. The landing on the south end is very muddy, but there's a little structure built up that meant we were mostly able to miss the mud. The landing itself is pleasant enough, we stopped and had lunch there before heading south.
On 8/22/2016 12:20:10 PM, Jameshess said:
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The mud at the south end is a bummer. From the north, you have to go into the creek just a bit to find the trail. Other than that, it is a well used, nice trail.
On 10/31/2015 3:16:06 PM, Mike Monahan said:
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Very muddy portage to begin from the South. Other than the muddy start, it's a relatively easy portage to Clear Lake.
On 6/3/2014 7:20:29 AM, Bradford said:
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Flat, easy portage. Have not been here when water is very high but appears since it is so low that it could be very wet or under water at times. There are several short cut put-in spots along the trail as you approach the river if conditions are optimal to avoid going the entire trail.
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