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BWCA Portage 656 (Alton to Beth)

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Approximate Length:
701m (139 rods)


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On 7/15/2022 9:25:59 PM, coyotesamigos said:
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Easy portage. Trail is frequently traversed and maintained. Gently climbs the fifty feet to Beth.
On 9/4/2018 12:41:25 PM, Roon87 said:
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At the end, there are excellent cliffs for cliff jumping.
On 7/3/2017 10:01:02 PM, MnJohn said:
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Nice portage. Some elevation climb going into Beth, starting with a rock "staircase" at the beginning. Even with a lot rain, the trail was dry with only a couple of muddy areas.
On 10/2/2015 12:30:01 PM, tab1324 said:
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around a half mile but completely doable. The elevation does have some change but it's not overly steep. Makes for a nice day hike without a canoe if with the scenery of Beth lake and trails near portage
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