BWCA Portage 690 (Oriole)

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Approximate Length:
326m (65 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
33.6

"Hilliness" Index
103

# of Comments:
5

On 6/4/2021 10:26:30 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Visit Date:
5/24/2021

It does have a decent run of stairs climbing up when heading in; though it's certainly nothing crazy. But as consolation consider that this is, by a good margin, the toughest portage on the direct travel route between here and Cherokee Lake.
On 6/28/2019 9:07:07 AM, BobberRob said:
Visit Date:
6/25/2019

Steps on EP side are very steep. Hauling a canoe up them is basically a series of squats. Landing going toward Ham Lake is not that bad. Overall it isn't a bad portage, but will get you breathing hard. 3/5
On 6/12/2017 6:35:14 PM, skins527 said:
Visit Date:
5/19/2017

Rocky landings and steeper inclines. It was the hardest portage on the stretch down to Cherokee Lake but get it over with and you are fine the rest of the way.
On 7/11/2016 10:07:48 AM, nojobro said:
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Mostly uphill going in with large set of stairs near start (with very tall large steps). Only 66 rods but a tough climb for those new to portaging -- and right at the start of entry 50.
On 2/13/2015 1:03:31 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
Visit Date:
9/4/2014

Rocky, slightly uphill traveling towards Ham. Pretty portage with a very nice landing
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