Galeairy Lake Campsite #20


Topography of under-water approach: Mucky bottom leading to a sloped dirt take-out.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: A medium-sized rock and dirt bank provide an unloading area.

Topography to tent sites: An upward slope takes one to the firepit area. The tentsites are quite a distance away and further uphill.

Looking northward .. this unloading area is handy to a canoe's gunwales ...

Looking eastward .. the canoe can be pulled-up here after unloading ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular

Size of open area: An open level area around the firepit is approximately 10 x 20 feet, immediately alongside the shoreline.

Extent of tree cover: Pine trees provide a moderate canopy over most of the campsite.

Degree of levelness: Beyond the shoreline firepit area, there are only a couple of somewhat level tentsites. Between these areas are markedly unlevel differences in height.

Number of level tent sites: 2 tent sites.

Looking eastward .. toward the unloading area of the landing ...

Looking northward over the firepit and across the narrows ...

First tentsite, looking eastward .. open bay downgrade in the distance ...

Second tentsite, looking westward upgrade ...

Campsite with its upgade slope to tentsites and thunderbox ...

North exposure: Looks across the narrow bay that leads to the portage to Night Lake.

East exposure: Down to the lake's larger bay.

South exposure: Dense forest.

West exposure: A narrow view down the bay toward the portage.

General description: The proximity of the bay's north shore limits any substantive sunset view. The campsite's slope up to the tentsites and even further up to the thunderbox makes for a lot of climbing about. This isn't a particularly sunny or breezy campsite.

Overall accessibility: The pronounced 'climbing about' requires giving this site a "poor" for accessibility .

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

Submitted by Barry Bridgeford .. September 2013 .. Visited June, 2013