BWCA Portage 696 (Sawbill to Alton)

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Approximate Length:
143m (28 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
4.1

"Hilliness" Index
29

# of Comments:
3

On 7/14/2017 6:38:53 PM, Northwoodsman said:
Visit Date:
7/12/2015

One of the nicest and easiest portages you will find in the BWCA. Flat, wide and short. Okay landings on both ends.
On 10/2/2015 12:30:38 PM, tab1324 said:
Visit Date:
9/24/2015

Easy - couldn't be much easier and still call it a portage
On 8/10/2015 1:18:40 PM, swedescot said:
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Flat, wide and short. Used to have narrow guage rails with hand cart pre-BWCA. Remember using it for motorcraft in 60's as kid with parents. NW Alton-Kelso portage was also railed. Apparently built in 50's to ship in steel for fire tower construction west of Kelso lake (gone now as well).
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Alton
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Alton portage
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Sawbill-Alton Portage
Sawbill-Alton Portage by Ben Strege
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Sawbill-Alton Portage
Sawbill-Alton Portage by Ben Strege
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Sawbill-Alton Portage
Sawbill-Alton Portage by Ben Strege
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Sawbill-Alton Portage
Sawbill-Alton Portage by Ben Strege
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