Wallace Lake to Bloodvein River via Tea Pail Portage

CanadaManitobaAtikaki
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Martin Kehoe
Trip Date : 
July 15,2015
Location Map: 
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
72 km
Duration: 
4 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
25
Total Portage Distance: 
6000 m
Longest Portage: 
1800 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Medium
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

Drive to Wallace Lake Recreation Area near Bissett, Manitoba

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Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
052M03,052M04,052M06
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Special Comments: 

Wild Rice can hinder travel in late summer on lower Leaf Lake. Low water will mean some wading over gravel bars on Broadleaf and east Gammon Rivers.

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Comments

Post date: Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:21

Comments: 

Went on Tea Pail in September 2018, N to S from Stonehouse to Gammon's East Connector. Very low water year. Portages themselves very well indicated and easy to follow. The Gammon's East Connector was DRY, though, no water flowing form Aikens Lake. It had became a series of unnavigable, shallow and very muddy marshe. Mandatory 3+ km, easy portage to water downriver on hard ground, or haul in the mud if you want to float your boat with gear and avoid double carry. The 1:50 000 topo 52 M/6 map does not show, but that downstream section of East Connector is at best a navigable marsh. Hap Wilson's map is more precise and mentions this. No idea of the actual water level of Aikens from which the connector dries up. 2018 level was exceptionnally low, though, according to Lorraine Turenne at Aikens Lake Lodge. This East Connector section is beautiful, though. Well worth the effort.

Post date: Thu, 08/25/2016 - 14:40

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