BWCA Portage 639 (Clear)

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Approximate Length:
314m (62 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
9.8

"Hilliness" Index
31

# of Comments:
4

On 9/2/2020 5:35:36 PM, kaywhypaddle said:
Visit Date:
8/19/2020

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:
Visit Date:
8/18/2016

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:
Visit Date:
7/3/2012

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:
Visit Date:
8/6/2012

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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