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BWCA Portage 787 (Davis)

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Approximate Length:
1630m (324 rods)


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On 10/27/2020 5:02:26 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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From Kiskadinna the portage starts at a small beaver dam on the right (west) side of the little brook that will parallel the trail. The trail is not well worn & is very rocky and wet as it crosses the small brook several times. There are no significant long climbs but several short steep up & downs. Length & lack of good footing along most of the trail make this one extremely tough. We did see what we later identified as Canadien Lynx tracks along the trail.
On 6/22/2020 3:08:23 PM, etskinner said:
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This was one of the most difficult portages I've been on in the half dozen times I've been to the BWCA. Steep elevations, large rocks/boulders, mud (it had rained the night before), and sheer length made it downright hellish. There was a beaver dam halfway through, which made us have to ferry our canoes across and wade through chest deep water. We took about 80 minutes to complete this, and were completely beat afterward.
On 5/17/2017 12:46:13 PM, jobsfreder said:
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Walked it for future reference as day trip while staying on Davis. Longer and a bit harder than the Southern Davis portage, elevation issues about the same as the south, a lot more issues with rocks and streams though.
On 1/4/2015 7:31:13 PM, rertel said:
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Quite a challenge. It had rained quite a bit before we hit this portage so it was full of water hazards. Most were just mud holes, but a few were deep sections of streams with rocks or logs or nothing to step on. We were headed toward Kiskadinna. Long, hilly, treacherous footing. We loved it.
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portage into Kiskadinna Lake from Davis
portage into Kiskadinna Lake from Davis by 01richwood
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