Kipawa - Cigarette

CanadaQuebec04 Ottawa
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Nicolas Z
Trip Date : 
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
51 km
Duration: 
5 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
3
Total Portage Distance: 
4100 m
Longest Portage: 
2600 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Unknown
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

A counterclockwise route from the outback of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue, i.e. in the middle of nowhere.
There's a good description on the website of the ZEC de Kipawa.
http://www.zeckipawa.com/cigarette.html
We started a bit off from the map on the website to the west in order to add some kilometres on the beautiful Lac Ogascanane.
You'll also notice that little detour on the map, where we thought we'd find another place to portage (see south-east).
We didn't do that last portage in the north. We just went through the light rapids.

Trip Journal/Log/Report/Diary: 

It was a great tour!
Day 1: 5km
Day 2: 7km
Day 3: 19km
Day 4: 0km (day off)
Day 5: 17km
Please note these distances are approximative, but they should amount to 51km.

Other
Special Comments: 

The roads leading up to the ZEC are in horrible state. Inbound from Témiscaming, Google Maps may present you with 2 options for the last stretch, the eastern and the western routes. We took the eastern route. Apparently it's worse on the other road. Though you can always be smarter than us and put in elsewhere on the map where the roads are better!