Portage 1825m Pinetree To Fraser

Length of portage: 1825m

Portage maintenance regular or low: Low.

Elevation above Sea Level @ Pinetree Lake is 446 meters.

Elevation above Sea Level @ Fraser Lake is 436 meters.

Difference in elevation: 10 meters.

Elevation of highest point: 467 meters. Overall rise/fall: 31 meters.

Landing at Pinetree Lake

Topography of under-water approach: Shallow (less than 1', late August), stony approach.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Rocks varying in size from 2' in diameter and less make finding footing a little tricky.

Topography of the ascending grade: Access to portage is flat and level.

Portage Trail

The portage trail is one of low maintenance. Due to this and probably its relatively long distance made it seem that it had not been overly used. It remains, however, very easy to navigate. The first half, traveling from Pinetree to Fraser, is a bit of a grind with a steady climb until a turn to the south puts you own a fairly steady downhill.

Impediments: In the first 100 - 200 meters there is a section comprised of round, melon-sized stones that could very easily cause one to roll an ankle. There were several blow-downs, at least 4 requiring a climb over and one that required ducking under. All were traversed without putting the canoe down.

Landing at Fraser Lake

Topography of under-water approach: Sandy/pebbles, with a very gradual slope at the weedy/swampy end of the lake. Shallow. Buggy.

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

Impediments to moving gear to portage trail: None.

If anyone has photographs of this portage, please submit them so this record can be illustrated.

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

Submitted by 'scratchypants" (forum handle), visited August 24, 2019, submitted September 3, 2019