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BWCA Portage 870 (Morgan)

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Approximate Length:
1709m (340 rods)


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On 3/28/2023 3:04:48 PM, Riley Smith said:
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Nice and long, some wet sections, and a little tiny parking area. On the scale of portages of this length, it's not too bad. It's a weird EP for sure, but this shouldn't overwhelm you.
On 9/1/2022 9:01:22 AM, eagle98mn said:
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Well, its a long EP. Not much else to add that others haven't already stated. It isn't difficult outside of the length, so take your time and you'll be on the water soon enough.
On 5/29/2019 5:07:09 PM, Randal said:
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Boardwalks to start from the small parking area.. leads to a nice trek in the woods with more older boards over swampy areas and some ups and downs. Note that when you pass the pond look for the awesome beaver dam on the western end. As others have stated nothing overly difficult just long..
On 5/28/2019 11:06:05 AM, TeslaCanoe said:
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Very wet and pretty long. Beaver pond is pretty awesome and we saw lots of moose droppings, but no moose. There's a small bridge over one of the streams that really needs repair. The wood is rotting around the nails and it feels pretty unstable. Watch your step!
On 7/12/2018 2:25:00 PM, BobberRob said:
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Short, gradual ups and downs, with two stream crossings. The trail can be very wet, especially at the ends. At the Morgan Lake end it is fairly steep going up from the lake and had a constant stream coming down. The EP side has a boardwalk that could use a bit of repair and is boggy. Saw a lot of moose sign around the middle pond. As said before, the hardest part of this portage is the distance. 4/5
On 8/8/2015 10:22:15 AM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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Starts on a long boardwalk. There are a few ups and downs, the most noteable being near the beaver pond. It's a good trail, for the most part it's a matter of overcoming the length.
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