Booth Lake To Kitty Lake Portage

Length of portage: 550 meters (645 meters as per 'Jeff's Map')

Portage maintenance regular or low: Regular.

Elevation above Sea Level @ Booth Lake is 392 meters.

Elevation above Sea Level @ Kitty Lake is 391 meters.

Difference in elevation: 1 meter.

Elevation of highest point: 399 meters (as per 'Jeff's Map').

Overall rise/fall: 8 meters.

Portage Cross-section .. taken from Kitty Lake to Booth Lake ...

Landing at Booth Lake

Co-ordinates of location: N45 39.159 W78 09.625

Topography of under-water approach: Sand and silt with some small rocks.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: None.

Topography of the ascending grade: Roots and rocks

Impediments to moving gear to portage trail: Gear has to lifted over roots and rocks to area along path with enough room for 2 or 3 canoes.

Take-out at Booth Lake ...

Start of portage at Booth Lake and rise to portage trail ...

Portage Trail

General description: A mixture of smooth trail and rock/rooty sections. Some moderate elevation changes. There are 3 areas, when after a heavy rainfall and probably in the spring time, that are quite muddy and need the boardwalks to walk over.

Topographical impediments to travelling: Some areas are a little rough due to rocks and roots and at least 3 (potential) muddy areas.

Areas susceptible to impact by periods of rain or beaver flooding: 3 definite areas (see elevation graph).

Typical terrain on portage ...

After a good rain, these boardwalks are needed ...

End of portage, looking down to landing at Kitty Lake, where the river spills out ...

Landing at Kitty Lake

Topography of under-water approach: Gravel .. water is somewhat fast moving, particularly during high water levels.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: None .

Topography of the ascending grade: Smooth rise, with some rocks present.

Impediments to moving gear to portage trail: None, room for 2 or 3 canoes.

Organization area and beginning of portage ...

Looking downstream, over landing and river's flow, at September 2013 low water levels ...

July 2008, high water & fast current make for dramatically different dynamics at the landing ... Photo by Bill Warren

Thanks to Jeffrey McMurtrie of Jeff'sMap for supplying the base-layer map component by Creative Commons licensing.

Submitted by Chris Taylor, visited September 2013, submitted October 19th, 2013