130 Meter Portage On Maple Creek

Length of portage: 130 meters.

Portage maintenance regular or low: Regular.

Upstream elevation above Sea Level on Maple Creek is 330 meters (approximate).

Downstream elevation above Sea Level on Maple Creek is 330 meters (approximate).

Difference in elevation: 0 meters (approx.).

Elevation of highest point: 330 meters. Overall rise/fall: 0 meters (approximate).

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

Upstream Landing on Maple Creek

Co-ordinates of location: N46 02.786' W78 51.780'

Topography of under-water approach: Mud, silt, and rock.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Rocks around landing are a possible trip hazard.

Topography of the ascending grade: Sand and gravel path with a rise to go over at the trailhead.

A slight rise at the landing ...

A shallow landing ...

Room for a number of canoes ...

Portage Trail

General description: Short, level trail.

Topographical impediments to travelling: None.

Areas susceptible to impact by periods of rain or beaver flooding: Areas at the beginning of the trail at the north and south landing have a short section of low ground that could collect water.

Downstream Landing on Maple Creek

Co-ordinates of location: N46 02.841' W78 51.817'

Topography of under-water approach: Rock and mud.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: The shore of the landing is a sharp drop-off of almost 1m. When wet, it could be slippery.

Topography of the ascending grade: Smooth path.

Impediments to moving gear to portage trail: None.

A big grassy landing with a high muddy bank ...



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