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BWCA Portage 846 (Basswood River)

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Approximate Length:
147m (29 rods)


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On 9/8/2023 1:20:44 PM, Riley Smith said:
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This trail meets the main portage at a fairly obvious "t" in the trail. One could shortcut the portage from the west end by using this landing instead, water level dependent.
On 10/18/2016 10:42:46 AM, Bradford said:
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long, fairly level and straightforward trail but can be completely different in spring run off when parts are under water and muddy; portage has numerous spur trails that can be confusing - they dump you into short cuts where you paddle briefly and then get out and carry again; beware - there are severe rapids between each short cut. the overall portage is about a mile and a half all together - so, long.
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basswood portage - one of the spur trails
basswood portage - one of the spur trails by Bradford
basswood falls spur trail
basswood falls spur trail by Bradford
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