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ryebread26
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05/11/2021 12:30PM  
We are heading in on Sunday the 16th. Going from EP25 Moose and taking the tow to the Sucker/Birch portage. We are heading to the south arm of Knife. A few of the portages are across the border. I assume that those are the ones we are supposed to use, but what about the last one on the Knife River right before Isles of Pine Island? On the map it shows two portages. Which one are we supposed to use?

Thanks.
 
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TuscaroraBorealis
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05/11/2021 12:44PM  
Use the Canadian side.
schweady
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05/11/2021 12:50PM  
Seed to Knife? Agree with TuscaroraBorealis. Even in 2020-2021.
Here's another Q&A on that one
cyclones30
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05/11/2021 09:18PM  
The Canadian one is the only one we found when doing that route. And you can use it still
ryebread26
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05/13/2021 10:44PM  
Thanks for the responses, never been to this area before. Heading up Saturday cant wait!
Gaidin53
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05/18/2021 10:31PM  
I asked the same question last year. Last portage going into Knife is on the Canadian side and that is the one everyone was using!

Ryan
Gaidin53
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05/19/2021 11:30AM  


Carp Lake Section of portages going into Knife Lake
Gaidin53
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05/19/2021 11:31AM  


Last Two Portages into Knife Lake
Gaidin53
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05/19/2021 11:32AM  


Thunder Point start of trail
05/19/2021 09:48PM  
I've never found the US side portage in that area. I've always used the Canadian side. It's very obvious....and easy.
jdmcniff
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05/25/2021 12:11PM  
what software are you using for your mapping

jeff
cyclones30
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05/25/2021 08:40PM  
Looks like Navionics I have on my phone
Gaidin53
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05/28/2021 10:42AM  
Sorry for the late response. That was Navionics on my phone and I had to hand enter all the waypoint markers. Worked great in 2019 and tracked that whole trip. Every day! Last year in 2020 it shut off everyday and didn’t work for the tracking any day we travelled.

This year I’ve got a Garmin in reach device with the BWCA Quetico chip in it so all the campsites and portages are marked.

Ryan
05/28/2021 11:54AM  
Are you talking about a SIM chip that allowed you to download the Q/BW database onto it? Or is that something directly from Garmin? I'm just curious. I have an inreach as well and portaging along the border looking for those routes and campsites would obviously be helpful :)
Gaidin53
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05/28/2021 02:40PM  
Only certain Garmin devices are compatible with the mapping. You get a download version and an SD card version. Go to the Garmin website though and make sure the in reach device you have is compatible. The website lists the devices.

TOPO Boundary Waters
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PART NUMBER 010-D1025-00

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