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6/12/2018 9:36 pm  #1

Anyone knows anything about Knife Lake to Jean Lake (HHWT)?

Can't find more than a few of trip reports on Jean Lake in Haliburton. One mentioned that the portage from Knife to Jean (black river?) might be an impossible swamp to cross, but it was ok when they got there (in an April). Another mentions that they had to turn back because they couldn't make it through the swamp (in August).

Wondering if anyone has any experience in these lakes. And can perhaps tell me a bit about Jean Lake (scenery, whether there's any fishing, the campsite, etc.).



6/25/2018 12:11 am  #2

Re: Anyone knows anything about Knife Lake to Jean Lake (HHWT)?

I walked the portage end of last October. The first 300 meters would have been hell with a canoe. Lots of down trees, and most of it was 6 inches of water. After that, it's a nice walk but a lot of uphill. A couple hundred meters before the end, you have to walk through a grassy creek and get wet again. It felt more like 1500 meters. 


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