BWCA Portage 769 (Shell to Lower Pauness)

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Approximate Length:
1115m (222 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
50.8

"Hilliness" Index
45

# of Comments:
6

On 9/20/2019 7:19:43 AM, PHerrd said:
Visit Date:
7/1/2019

Fairly easy portage, some rocks along the way. The beaver pond has covered the trail and boardwalk, it's 3 feet deep across the trail, but you can line or paddle your canoe across that part. If you run out of leaches for fishing, stock up here.
On 9/27/2018 10:26:08 AM, eagle98mn said:
Visit Date:
9/23/2018

Wow, this is a beautifully maintained portage and really quite flat and easy despite its length. The beaver pond in the middle breaks it up, forcing you to reload your canoe. A beautiful walk through the woods in the fall...
On 6/6/2018 5:15:47 PM, Bradford said:
Visit Date:
6/1/2018

typical portage, no extremes up or down BUT there is a large beaver pond about 2/3 of the way to shell from pauness that must be crossed. best to load the boat and paddle/pole across it.
On 7/5/2017 10:45:45 AM, kuddus87 said:
Visit Date:
7/2/2017

Definitely need to canoe across the pond about 3/4 into the portage. A little steep in the beginning from lower pauness.
On 7/18/2016 9:15:15 PM, tom.jordan23 said:
Visit Date:
7/11/2016

Beaver pond is deep enough to paddle across. Don't try to portage through it.
On 5/10/2014 9:28:03 AM, bwbrian said:
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Portage landing at either end are a bit shallow and muddy but once you are on the trail it is fairly easy going. The first third of the portage heading toward Shell is uphill, though not steeply, and the remainder is a gradual descent. There are two notable features along the way. First, near its highest point, the portage is intersected by the Sioux Hustler/Devil's Cascade hiking trail. A hike about 15 minutes north on that trail will bring you to a beautiful overlook of the Devil's Cascade. Second, near the Shell Lake end is a beaver pond along the south side of the trail which is frequented by moose in the evening. There is a substantial section of boardwalk to keep you above the water.
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start of portage on pauness side
start of portage on pauness side by Bradford
6/1/2018
shell lake portage beaver pond
shell lake portage beaver pond by Bradford
6/1/2018
shell lake portage
shell lake portage by Bradford
6/1/2018
shell lake portage 2
shell lake portage 2 by Bradford
6/1/2018
garden walk in the fall
garden walk in the fall by eagle98mn
9/20/2018