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10/18/2020 02:39PM  
New Trip Report posted by tmccann

Trip Name: The Circle Tour.

Entry Point: 31

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11/03/2020 07:51PM  
Just read about this on

Excellent trip! Great to see that perhaps that portage is doable in the future. 3.5 hours for 2 miles of unmaintained portage seems pretty good.

Also cool that you saw Saw-whet owl and Lapland Longspur!
member (16)member
11/04/2020 08:20AM  
Yes, lots of migratory birds were seen. The longspurs were actually standing on lily pads in the Isabella River.

The long portage had a lot of use prior to the 1960’s and in many places, the portage path is worn deep into the soil. Use the GPS coordinates to locate the beginning. Once you get on shore, you’ll have no trouble following it.
11/15/2020 02:22PM  
I really enjoyed the report and the history of that area and portage. Thanks for taking time to let us know about the wonders of the area.
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