Trip Reports

Crotch Lake Day Trip August 7 2020

Crotch Lake Day Trip August 7 2020

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Trip Overview - Dave B

  • Trip Leaders – Karen H and Mark S
  • 7 participants gathered at Chapters on Iris Street next to Ikea at 8:30am prior to departure.
  • Distance from Orleans to Tumblehome Lodge 152 kms
  • Put-in at Tumblehome Lodge with permission and parking fee – 10:50am
  • Time on and at the lake ~7 hrs
  • Weather during day – sunny and hot, still winds and smooth water
  • Two lunch/rest/swimming stops Site 55 and Site 30.See map below
  • Numerous sites were observed – mostly from our boats.Many good sites.
  • Route followed during the day – 18.1 Kms of mostly perimeter paddling - see map below.
  • Came off the water at 6:20pm. Fantastic day!
  • Well deserved ice cream at DQ in Perth

Other Observations/Comments

  • Crotch lake is big water and holds the potential to create high winds and considerable swell, particularly as the gap between water and air temperature widens in fall and spring– open canoes and kayaks well advised to follow shore.
  • Sites 55 and 30 are both lovely sites with good views and easy swimming access. Ideal for 3 tents and can accommodate 4 if required.
  • Great crew of participants.
  • Great organization and leadership by Karen and Mark.

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