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BWCA Portage 843 (Rose)

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Approximate Length:
3150m (626 rods)


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On 1/29/2024 8:43:54 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
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Honestly... it's not that bad. Our 3 man crew single completed it in under 1 hr. We portaged 1 mile making it to the flooded section, rested, and then walked the other. It is a nice steady climb the whole way from Rose to Rove. You reach the 1/2 way point just before the Daniels Spur Trail. The flooded section was fun... seriously. Overall it is a truly beautiful section of trail. Old Growth, streams, beaver activity, and history. Enjoy it. Don't stray away.
On 5/29/2023 2:49:38 PM, AnotherJoe said:
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Was hiking the border route trail from Rose to Rove and this was the flattest section, part of it was a failed RR line. A few downed trees on the trail required small detours. The beaver dams at the outflow from Daniels Lake made the trail impassable for a hiker, but could be traversed with a canoe.
On 1/20/2023 9:46:56 AM, Regepc1 said:
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This was quite a slog, but luckily I just had my day pack since I was base camping on Daniels. I took a loop from Daniels into Rose, through Duncan and back to Daniels. That is not for the faint-hearted for sure. I recall the portage being clear and relatively flat. There was a beaver dam which flooded the portage for maybe 100 yards. I just got back in the canoe and paddled through the flood waters. Don't be too discouraged here - take your time and don't overdue it.
On 6/18/2020 5:51:57 PM, Riley Smith said:
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This area has changed some since we first started coming here. The beavers have changed the Rove end some. We always took this portage from Daniels to Rove. It always felt long, but there were a lot of pretty sections to it. On the way to Rose there is a bunch of flooded sections now. It's flat as portages come, but the wet sections are interesting.
On 7/25/2017 12:10:48 PM, Voyageur_Aspirations said:
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We went from Rose to Rove, it was a good distance to be sure, but the terrain itself is pretty darn easy, I thought the spur at the end was going to feel like forever and get super tough, but it really was not too bad
On 10/26/2016 11:14:42 AM, eagle98mn said:
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We were going Daniels to Rove. I'm fairly certain that after the split, this "portage" is part of the BRT. We never found the actual portage as marked on my McKenzie map, but the route we followed was very close to the BRT markings on my map. No matter, it still gets you to Rove, but you have to climb a fair ways up before the decent into Rove. We were single-portaging. It is doable, but it wasn't easy.
On 6/30/2015 6:10:14 PM, drglock said:
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This is a very long portage. Took us 3 1/2 hours from Rose to Rove. We single portaged the flat part which is more than half, but we had to take several breaks. Once to the last part we had to double portage the remainder. The trail from the Daniels spur on to Rove was a lot of up and down and rough terrain.
On 5/26/2015 1:24:37 PM, Wawiagamok said:
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This portage was awful. Prepare yourself mentally if you want a fighting chance.
On 4/27/2014 4:28:13 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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The Daniels spur is quite easy but, once you turn off towards Rove lake the trail gets significantly more difficult. This section (of the Long Portage) has a little bit of everything. The old growth trees along the way keep things interesting.This other section of the 'Long portage' (Rose to the Daniels lake spur) follows an old railroad bed. Consequently, it's an extremely flat trail. There is a small creek that parallels the trail, so there is the potential for flooding in wet times or if the local beavers feel the need.
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Rove Lake portage from Daniels or Rose
Rove Lake portage from Daniels or Rose by 01richwood
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The long portage by TuscaroraBorealis
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