Grant's Creek

A canoe outing on the upper reaches of Grant's Creek near Algonquin Park.

2004 May 19 — sunny with visibility limited due to black flies

Today, Bob, Ric, Richard, and Phil spent the day exploring the upper reaches of Grants Creek; this was new territory for all of us.

washout on access road

We had been assured that the access road was rough, but solid and dry

Grants Creek

Grants Creek at the access point

Originally, the plan was to make our way up into Christopher Robin Lake, but we were unable to find a practical portage into Kanga Lake. So we returned to the main branch of Grants Creek and proceeded upstream towards Pooh Lake. We made it to Pooh Lake without incident, but we probably spent more than half an hour at each of the two required portages trying to find a passable trail.

Pooh Lake

Pooh Lake

Lunch on Pooh Lake

Lunch on Pooh Lake

We turned around at the top of Tigger Lake so as to make it home by supper time.

Outlet of Tigger Lake

Outlet of Tigger Lake

Grants Creek below Pooh Lake

Grants Creek below Pooh Lake

A good trip. Pooh Lake is a very picturesque little lake — well worth a return visit. And now that we know where the portages are, we could get there much more efficiently.