Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:31 am: ||
I'm looking to do a quick two day trip on or around the 11th of May.
Thinking of putting in at Baie Jeanne and taking out on Manitou, but that long multi-stage portage between Turtleshell and Manitou is a bit intimidating. Has anyone passed through there recently? (Though I know what sort of damage the winter can do, I am looking for any advice that I can get, really). Also, is three days and two nights enough for that sort of trek?
Any advice would be welcome!
Post Number: 406
|Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 2:18 am: ||
We did that last year as part of a longer trip so can tell you that all the portages are OK. At least they were OK in August... you will find flooded sections in May I expect...
3 days should be fine as long as the winds cooperate- not only on Temagami but wind and big waves can be a problem on Gull as well.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 7:46 am: ||
grncnu: Thanks! We'll be bringing along trail-clearing gear just in case, so I'm not too worried about the odd deadfall.
Would flooded sections make for shorter portages, you think, or would it mean that we'd need to get wet feet?
For the wind . . . yeah, I'll keep an eye on the forecast before heading out.
Post Number: 1741
|Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:06 am: ||
I did Gull to Manitou a couple of years ago and don't recall anything particularly difficult about the portages. I think you should be alright, except for any recent downfalls.