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BWCA Portage 669 (Rice to Island River)

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Approximate Length:
531m (106 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
19.7

"Hilliness" Index
37

# of Comments:
1

On 5/10/2022 6:31:33 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Visit Date:
5/6/2022

Good landing just above the head of these extensive rapids. A nice run of boardwalk is soon encountered before giving way to a rolling trail that was surprisingly free of mud & moisture (I was here in early spring during flood stage.) There is a neat little bridge that passes over a mini-gorge & the trail skirts the most prominent rapids near the mid-point. The only real hill in near the end of the trail where the rapids wash out. However, there are some strategically placed boulders that serve as steps - the gradient isn't severe. While this portage is certainly over 100 rods, the ever-changing terrain and scenery do a great job making this one seem to go by quickly.
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