BWCA Portage 779 (Sea Gull to Paulson)

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Approximate Length:
2057m (409 rods)


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On 8/3/2020 9:08:36 AM, kriss357 said:
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This map has the wrong distance. This is a 515 rod portage. The elevation chart is also missing the steep drop to the landing on the Paulson end. This is a very challenging portage. The elevation change between Seagull and Paulson is over 200 feet, not even counting all the other ups/downs. However, the vistas are gorgeous and the blueberries plentiful. Expect downed trees.
On 11/29/2017 12:51:09 PM, streams180 said:
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This was a very tough portage, we pulled out of Paulson and portaged to Seagull. It was difficult to find the landing upon arriving once we found it and pulled the canoe out we followed the river with just our bags to scope it out since there was a fallen tree blocking the trail. Once we climbed up a cliff where we dropped our bags, we trekked back to grab our canoe and found another path to the right of the river that goes straight up a cliff which we chose to actually take. Once we finally got to where we dropped our bags we started the portage which took about an hour or so to reach Seagull, the path as we got closer to Seagull became a lot nicer to trek. Once we hit the Seagull landing wow it was like a beach. Let me tell you if you approach the Seagull landing to Paulson its very deceiving because it gets tougher as you approach Paulson, but overall a great experience just very difficult.
On 7/3/2015 2:30:38 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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Just remember, follow the creek. Lots of ups & downs, which translates into scenic overlooks. Berries galore! At about the half way point there's a pile of rocks that looks like it could be a wolf's den. Trail traces around a beautiful gorge on the Paulson end before dropping down steeply to cross a rock garden. There were several large cedars leaning across the trail near the Paulson landing. Overall it's quite difficult, but I thought it was an awesome experience.
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Paulson portage creek
Paulson portage creek by TuscaroraBorealis
Paulson portage gorge
Paulson portage gorge by TuscaroraBorealis