Pidgeon River to Superior

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: WICT_106
Season/Year: 03
Water Level: average
Length: 2720 rods
Rating: easy
Additional Perspectives:

Portage Description:
This is the Grand Portage. This trail is part of the historic Voyager's highway, and is about 8 1/2 miles long. It has very long grass at the western third, and has its share of tree roots along the trail. The western landing has no sign indicating that it is the Grand Portage Nat'l Monument at the River landing, unlike the eastern end. The 2 campsites were a bit smaller than what I was accustomed to in the BWCAW, however, the trail itself is not as difficult as its legnth would make people think. There are 90-rod and 180-rod trails that are more rigorous than this flat, yet long, endurance contest. Easily do-able in 6 hours with a pack and canoe, you just need to make sure to get started by 8 am in order to get to the other end by 1:30 pm. Bring plenty of water, as there is no place to replenish your canteens along the way.

Lake after portage: Superior
Known campsites: 2
Lake Description:

Superior is the largest and coldest of all the Great Lakes. It is a fitting end to the journey along one of the world's historic waterways.

Portage from Superior into:

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