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halvorsonchristopher
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08/12/2021 10:24AM  
Does anyone know if the portage between Mcfarland and East Pike still exist?
I have mixed info on maps.
Please let me know what you know and what year the info is from.

Many Thanks! :)
 
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GopherAdventure
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08/12/2021 11:40AM  
I haven’t been on it, but I saw it from shore on McFarland a few years ago. Easy to spot. I hear it’s between 230-260 rods and shares a trail with the BRT for a while. Check out this link in the maps section. McFarland-East Pike Portage

Hope this helps.

Tony
mschi772
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08/12/2021 11:43AM  
As of this June, a user on different site wrote,
"Portage is not on all maps and it's not maintained. However, it is in good shape with some downed trees. Portage entrance from McFarland is more to the east than indicated here on the map. It's up and up and up and up (going from McFarland). You'll know when you are going down as you'll feel like putting canoe down and sledding the rest of the way. I counted 4 trees to climb over. Was a hot day so immediately jumped into East Pike once the portage was complete."
halvorsonchristopher
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08/12/2021 11:59AM  
GopherAdventure: "saw it from shore on McFarland a few years ago. Easy to spot. McFarland-East Pike Portage
Hope this helps.
Tony"


Thanks Tony. concerning the map. same info I have, but no than that.
halvorsonchristopher
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08/12/2021 12:02PM  
mschi772: "As of this June, a user on different site wrote,
"Portage is not on all maps and it's not maintained. However, it is in good shape with some downed trees..""

Ah... I can't believe I didn't read the damn comments... hahah
I now see what you are seeing.

Glad that is recent info.
Thanks all!
 
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