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BWCA Portage 784 (Duck to Big Moose)

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Approximate Length:
2363m (470 rods)


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On 8/5/2015 8:30:13 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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Starts at a beautiful sandy beach on Big Moose. The trail gradually climbs up immediately there after. The trail is littered with roots and rocks. Also there are several fairly small ups & downs along the way. At about the halfway point you'll cross Duck creek where you'll need to play rock hopscotch. The trail then continues on much the same as previous. Eventually you come to a steep descent down to the bog walk. The last 1/8th or so is a slog through a bog to the shores of Duck lake. We were there during dry times and it was still fairly wet/mushy. As a further comment; There are some very nice mature pines, birch, & maples along the way. And the Duck creek area is a nice contrast. It really has alot of scenic stretches to contemplate. That's if you're not too bleary eyed from hauling you're gear across?! :) Absolutely as tough a portage as I've run across in the BWCAW. A portage clearing crew recently went through just before we did.
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Big moose lake beach
Big moose lake beach by TuscaroraBorealis