Tea Lake-Rock Lake

CanadaOntarioAlgonquin
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Graham Hardie
Trip Date : 
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
40 km
Duration: 
4 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
10
Total Portage Distance: 
5795 m
Longest Portage: 
2900 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Novice
Lake Travel: 
Novice
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Put in Smoke Lake or Tea Lake. Leave one car at Rock Lake for shuttle.

Hard portage for elevation changes.

Nice large campsites available with great sunsets.

Trip Journal/Log/Report/Diary: 

Day 1
Put in at tea Lake. 100 m our soloist flips in the drink. It didn't look like a good start but after that the paddles were uneventful. Set up Camp in Big Porcupine.

Day 2
many portages into Lake Louisa. We spent a "rest" day in Lake Louisa were we were wind bound. Mostly eating well and getting ready for the 2900 m tomorrow.

Day 3
Rest day.

Day 4

Wind on our back we hit the 2900 m with our energy up. made good work and canoed through Rock Lake. Still can't seem to see the paintings. Loading up the car and on our way to Canoe Lake for a cold one.