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BWCA Portage 859 (Poplar to Skipper)

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Approximate Length:
1591m (316 rods)


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On 6/15/2022 11:54:28 AM, Shoot!TheRapids said:
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Very straightforward portage that is only difficult because of its length. Took four kids under the age of 6 on this one, no problem. Forest service happened to be clearing a couple down trees over the trail as we passed through. One muddy spot, mostly gradual elevation changes. It was definitely buggy, but the entire trip was the most buggy I've ever been on in the BWCA.
On 8/12/2020 3:24:25 PM, Riley Smith said:
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This portage is long but not difficult to follow. It feels very similar to the meeds portage just to the south.
On 6/9/2016 6:50:36 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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From the Poplar end the trail climbs right off the bat. There are several other minor elevation changes along the way, as well as multiple mud holes. Decent landings on both ends but, very buggy.
On 1/14/2015 8:55:01 PM, 4everpaddle said:
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This was one of the worst portages I've been on. It was overgrown, so you could not see the many rocks you were stepping/tripping on. Trees down and young trees catching the front of the canoe all the time.
On 5/27/2014 2:38:22 PM, kzh said:
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A lot longer than it looks, because it is not heavily used, and it has not been well-maintained. Lots of trees down and overgrowth. Lots of recent evidence of moose.
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