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1:47 PM - Apr 06, 2016 #11

Any one do the portage from Pen Lake to Night lake? Last year i looked for it for hours and couldn't complete my trip because i couldn't find it. I clearly could find the campsite to the south of it. and the little islands to its north. I canoed the shore from the islands to the campsite south of it a couple times. Then got out on the rocky outcrop near where it should be and hiked for hours toward Night lake. I used my GPS to criss cross the mapped out portage but never found anything that remotely resembled a used, open portage. I used a topographical map and Algonquins official map and a GPS. Every feature on the maps and GPS were easily found but not the portage.

So....

Who's done the portage??

What happened ??????
We will be traveling to Algonquin from the East side with a site on Welcome Lake booked.

I noticed there are 2 routes into Penn Lake.

a) via Highway 60, Rock Lake access
b) from the town of Whitney via Galeairy Lake.

Any recommendations on which might be the better option?
I think we could cut off approx 45min to an hour of driving by going in via Whitney (access 13) or do the longer drive because the travel time to Welcome may? be shorter than the other route?

Thoughts appreciated!
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1:57 PM - May 04, 2016 #12

Any one do the portage from Pen Lake to Night lake? Last year i looked for it for hours and couldn't complete my trip because i couldn't find it. I clearly could find the campsite to the south of it. and the little islands to its north. I canoed the shore from the islands to the campsite south of it a couple times. Then got out on the rocky outcrop near where it should be and hiked for hours toward Night lake. I used my GPS to criss cross the mapped out portage but never found anything that remotely resembled a used, open portage. I used a topographical map and Algonquins official map and a GPS. Every feature on the maps and GPS were easily found but not the portage.

So....

Who's done the portage??

What happened ??????
Please post on the new forum .. http://algonquinadventures.boardhost.com/index.php
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Joined: 3:44 AM - May 18, 2016

5:09 AM - May 18, 2016 #13

Any one do the portage from Pen Lake to Night lake? Last year i looked for it for hours and couldn't complete my trip because i couldn't find it. I clearly could find the campsite to the south of it. and the little islands to its north. I canoed the shore from the islands to the campsite south of it a couple times. Then got out on the rocky outcrop near where it should be and hiked for hours toward Night lake. I used my GPS to criss cross the mapped out portage but never found anything that remotely resembled a used, open portage. I used a topographical map and Algonquins official map and a GPS. Every feature on the maps and GPS were easily found but not the portage.

So....

Who's done the portage??

What happened ??????
Hey there! We are going on a trip to Algonquin Park too, this weekend. It's our first time so, in case we end up with any portage trouble, will be checking on here too.
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