Portage From Maple Lake To Maple Creek

Length of portage: 130 meters.

Portage maintenance regular or low: Regular.

Elevation above Sea Level @ Maple Lake is 375 meters.

Elevation above Sea Level @ Maple Creek is 373 meters (est.).

Difference in elevation: 2 meters (est.).

Elevation of highest point: 376 meters. Overall rise/fall: 3 meters (est.).

(Above data is extracted from 'Jeff's Map'.)

Landing at Maple Lake

Co-ordinates of location: N46 01.901' W78 50.430'

Topography of under-water approach: Rock, with knee deep water with a bit of a drop-off.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Rocks that line the shore.

Topography of the ascending grade: Very slight grade, some rocks leading to path.

Impediments to moving gear to portage trail: None

The rocks aren't an issue until loading/unloading ...

Some rocks to contend with ...

Lots of room at the haulage area ...

Portage Trail

General description: A short trail with lots of rocks and roots to contend with.

Topographical impediments to travelling: A fairly level trail with a tricky section of rocks and roots at the Maple Creek end of the trail.

Areas susceptible to impact by periods of rain or beaver flooding: Heavy or long periods of rain could make this trail quite slippery.

Landing at Maple Creek

Co-ordinates of location: N46 01.950' W78 50.470'

Topography of under-water approach: Rocks, knee deep water.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Medium to large size rocks line the shore.

Topography of the ascending grade: Rocks and roots lead up to small area on the path that is littered with rocks and roots.

Impediments to moving gear to portage trail: Large rocks make up the first couple of meters from shore. A small haulage area limits the number of canoes.

Lots of rocks ...

Canoes could be put on the side of the trail ...



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


Submitted by Chris Taylor, visited September 2014, submitted November 1, 2014