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giddyup
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05/11/2020 12:23AM  
The good, the bad and the ugly. Show us your pictures.....
 
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LittoralZone
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05/11/2020 06:11PM  
Carp Lake to Birch Lake portage, 2007.






Birch Lake to Sucker Lake portage, 2007.
 
05/11/2020 07:31PM  
 
05/11/2020 09:20PM  
 
05/11/2020 10:05PM  
Yes... This IS a portage
From Caribou to Meeds. It was a very wet spring. May 2011

 
05/11/2020 10:08PM  
Moon to East Bearskin
East Bearskin to Alder
Insula to Kawishiwi River
 
05/12/2020 06:44AM  

First portage, our kitchen to the car, about 4 rods.


Landing at Jasper portage to Kingfisher.


Kingfisher to Ogish
 
05/12/2020 07:06AM  
Alpine to Red Rock 2005
 
05/12/2020 08:32AM  

My then 10 year old daughter on the long portage from Lower Pauness to Shell Lake. She had a blast on that trip!
 
05/12/2020 08:57AM  
badwater
 
05/12/2020 09:15AM  






 
SevenofNine
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05/12/2020 09:19AM  
 
05/12/2020 10:10AM  



Solo trip on beartrap river, furthest north portage at Peterson bay. The landing is super steep, slick rock, nothing to tie canoe to. My wood/ canvas canoe added to the problems. I’m quite certain that this landing is why the forest abandoned maintenance on this route
 
05/12/2020 11:27AM  
Mugwump PMA
 
05/12/2020 04:42PM  

2nd worst portage of mine.

 
Banksiana
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05/12/2020 05:27PM  

Argo to Crooked
 
05/12/2020 07:28PM  








 
AdamXChicago
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05/13/2020 03:48PM  
x2jmorris: "2nd worst portage of mine




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Yikes! With an aluminum canoe no less...
Hate to see what your worst portage was :-)
 
05/13/2020 07:35PM  


I think this is the portage into Shell? Anyway, first time I've ever paddled in the middle of a portage.

 
05/13/2020 08:26PM  
jwartman59: "



Solo trip on beartrap river, furthest north portage at Peterson bay. The landing is super steep, slick rock, nothing to tie canoe to. My wood/ canvas canoe added to the problems. I’m quite certain that this landing is why the forest abandoned maintenance on this route "


I'd agree. It took me an extra half hour to find that take out. I just would not let myself believe that the portage started up that steep granite. It did.
 
05/17/2020 12:02AM  
fadersup: "


I think this is the portage into Shell? Anyway, first time I've ever paddled in the middle of a portage.

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I tried to walk through that one last June. About the time I was shoulder deep, with both the front and back of the upside down canoe in the water, I decided maybe I should retrace my steps and paddle across.
 
05/17/2020 12:04AM  
 
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I’ve always loved how well dogs do on portages.


 
dex8425
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05/18/2020 04:23PM  
We did that Shell one last fall. Never thought twice about putting the canoe in the water. Seemed obvious to me. But then, we've done the Frost River route. No idea if we used the actual portages on that route or just made our own but there were a lot of 2 rod, 3 rod, 5 rod portages.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
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08/08/2020 09:43AM  
Fourtown






Jitterbug






Lac La Croix







Moon Lake







Isabella








Stairway portage











Kek ponds







The Enchanted Forest portage










Little Isabella River











Ashdick - Swamp








Basswood (Back Bay)








Abinodgi -Swing











Beartrack - Thumb








Big Moose - Cummings









Cave - Ross








Big Rice - Hook








Clam









Edith - Brandt










Eskwagama (south)








Gadwall









Horseshoe - Gaskin










Good - Hula









Gotter - Flying









Ima - Hatchet







Kiskadinna - Davis









Rivalry - Gijikiki










Sema - pond







Skidway










Spaulding - Bench










Tesaker - Takamich








Wisini - Strup









Carl - Morgan









Little Trout - Misquah









Knife









Loon River









Partridge - Duncan






More portages
 
MichiganMan
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08/08/2020 11:22AM  
Ok Tuscarora, we get it. You've been all over the BWCA! Just kidding. Great pics, thanks for posting them.
 
Savage Voyageur
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08/08/2020 03:18PM  

Somewhere on the lady lake chain.
 
08/08/2020 04:32PM  
MichiganMan: "Ok Tuscarora, we get it. You've been all over the BWCA! Just kidding. Great pics, thanks for posting them." +1
 
08/09/2020 06:34PM  
Yes that landing sucks
 
08/09/2020 07:17PM  
Devil's Cascade

 
HangLoose
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08/09/2020 07:27PM  
 
08/10/2020 03:31PM  




Hustler to Oyster May of 2011.
 
straighthairedcurly
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08/10/2020 09:51PM  
Tuscarora-

Interesting to see some of those portages that I did this year. That beaver dam on the Davis-Kiskadinna is much bigger now and the pond formed was waist deep wading.

The Flying-Gotter portage has a much bigger landing below the stairs. We had some landing, but not nearly that much.
 
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