BWCA Portage 642 (Sawbill to Smoke)

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Approximate Length:
536m (107 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
10.6

"Hilliness" Index
20

# of Comments:
5

On 8/15/2018 11:30:38 PM, nTn said:
Visit Date:
8/1/2018

Do not step off of the boardwalk or platform. It was interesting loading canoe solo from the platform. Portage itself was easy on Aug. 1st.
On 2/7/2017 10:18:42 AM, MnJohn said:
Visit Date:
9/12/2016

Sawbill end is rocky. Portage has some gradual ups/downs, rocks and mud holes after some heavy rains on this trip. Smoke end has a plank board walk out to a plank platform landing. Platform in high water can be under/float.
On 10/11/2016 8:28:56 AM, PaddleDan61 said:
Visit Date:
9/8/2015

Portage is flat with some rocks and mud. The planks on the Smoke Lake side are in good shape. Ground by where you put in can be deceiving though. One person in our group went right into the lake because the muck on the surface looked like solid ground.
On 7/13/2015 11:06:49 AM, eagle98mn said:
Visit Date:
7/12/2015

The portage is flat with some rocks in the trail, nothing too bad. The landing on the Smoke side has been rebuilt a bit since the photo tab1324 posted last fall. The wood planks aren't sinking anymore and felt very solid.
On 9/24/2014 11:36:26 AM, tab1324 said:
Visit Date:
9/18/2014

rocky landing on Sawbill side, with a floating (sinking) boardwalk landing on Smoke side. A bit rocky and muddy throughout portage, but overall not bad. Took 45 minutes to double portage with three guys - could have singled in about 20
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