Burnt Island View
I spent a frustrating afternoon paddling against the high winds. Finally took an overused island site close to the west end of the lake, opposite the portage out to Baby Joe Lake. From the island you can look at the portage, or turn around and look this way, back northeast along the lake. Next morning I paddled out to Canoe Lake for the drive home.
I achieved my goal of linking different lakes I had visited on other trips, so now after 9 canoe trips I have a good sense of the whole central and southern part of the park.
Travelling in June is great. I stayed on campsites I would never get in the crowded summertime. The weather was warm but not too sweaty. The mosquitoes were bad, but only in a few places like Macintosh Creek and Baby Joe Lake. The black flies were few. The high winds caused me problems this year, forcing me to change my paddling hours and trapping me in camp for many hours on occasion. But single portaging made up for lost time.
Overall, an interesting trip through a good mix of lakes and rivers during the longest days of the year.