Cauchon Lake Campsite #1


Topography of under-water approach: Slope underwater is a continuation of the hillside out of the water.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: The in-water slope requires that continual care must be taken.

Topography to tent sites: Moderate slope up to campsite.

Campsite from the water ...

It's a short slope up to the campsite ...

Campsite maintenance: regular.

Size of open area: 10' x 10'.

Extent of tree cover: Thin canopy.

Degree of levelness: Even the firepit area has a slight slope.

Number of level tent sites: One. At a slight distance west of the firepit is a very small area which could serve as this campsite's only tentsite.

North exposure: Protected from north wind by hillside and forest.

East exposure: Protected from some of the eastern wind by trees.

South exposure: Open to the south wind.

West exposure: Protected from some of the western wind by bush.

The firepit is on a small shelf cut into the hillside ...

There's only one small tentsite .. also constructed on the hillside ...

General description: At best, an emergency overnight stop for a solo traveller.

Overall accessibility: Nominal accessibility, but with a potentially hazardous trail to the thunderbox.

A steep trail of loose sharp rocks, heads up the hill to the 'thunder-box' ...

Here's the view looking southeast across the lake from the campsite ...

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

Submitted by Barry Bridgeford .. Visited July, 2015 .. Submission August 23, 2015