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BWCA Portage 811 (Poplar to Meeds)

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Approximate Length:
1458m (290 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
52.3

"Hilliness" Index
36

# of Comments:
3

On 5/31/2022 8:54:21 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Visit Date:
5/28/2022

There is a faux tree branch duck house at the Poplar end. On the Poplar end there is a nice staging area, from there the biggest hill is encountered almost immediately. Lots of fallen timber along the way but, there are still some impressive mature cedars & pines standing. Many awkwardly protruding boulder gardens to contend with and several boardwalks help getting across the mushy areas. For the most part it's a rolling trail with only one noteworthy descent near the midpoint. The Banadad ski trail crosses the portage just before officially entering the wilderness. Tight, rocky landing on the Meeds end.
On 7/28/2020 6:32:49 AM, Riley Smith said:
Visit Date:
7/22/2020

This portage was way brushier and overgrown then most EP portages. I assume other people, like the ones I talked to at the landing, cheat and go to Lizz rather than the portage on their permit. This portage is long and muddy, but I got through it.
On 8/23/2017 1:06:07 PM, eagle98mn said:
Visit Date:
8/17/2017

It's as long as advertised, and muddy too. Starting on the Poplar side, there is a good climb, then a relatively level section before a descent into Meeds. Not the easiest ever, but you can do it!
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