Little Mink Lake To White Birch Lake Portage

Length of portage: 1300 meters (branches off from portage between Little Mink and Mink Lakes, adding approximately another 200 meters).

Portage maintenance regular or low: Regular.

Elevation above Sea Level @ Little Mink Lake is 312 meters.

Elevation above Sea Level @ White Birch Lake is 336 meters.

Difference in elevation: 24 meters.

Elevation of highest point: 350 meters. Overall rise/fall: 38 meters.

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

Landing at Little Mink Lake

Co-ordinates of location: N46 04.594' W78 49.682'

Topography of under-water approach: Rock, mud, and silt.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Some medium sized rocks, would be tight if more than 1 canoe tried to unload.

Topography of the ascending grade: Slight grade to path.

Impediments to moving gear to portage trail: None, the haulage area can accommodate no more than 4 canoes.

Landing at Little Mink Lake ...

Haulage area ...

Portage Trail

General description: Nice trail with some rocky/rooty sections. This trail can be divided into 3 sections, with the first section being a slight grade, the second section is a somewhat steep climb, with the third section a gradual downhill walk to White Birch Lake.

Topographical impediments to travelling: Some sections have rocks and roots exposed.

Areas susceptible to impact by periods of rain or beaver flooding: None noticed

The trail splits off from the trail to Mink Lake ...

Landing at Little Mink Lake

Topography of under-water approach: Rock.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Gear must be lifted over rocks at the shore.

Topography of the ascending grade: Slight rise to haulage area.

Impediments to moving gear to portage trail: None, haulage area is a large rock.

Approach at White Birch Lake ...

Landing at White Birch Lake ...

Haulage area is a big rock ...



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 October 25, 2014