I have been planning a trip to Algonquin for the the second week in May. We are about to book our route but I am having a hard time finding the name of one of the lake/ponds we need to get through. We are doing a loop that starts and ends at canoe lake. The part that I am unsure about is the lake/pond that lies between Treefrog Lake and Jay Lake. If anyone can help me that would be fantastic.
Its a straight forward series of portages, one will lead you to the next. The pond you are wondering about is just a little pool surrounded by muddy edges... you won't be in the water long enough to worry about its name before you hit the next portage on the other side =)
My advice to you is to do the loop from Burnt Island to Sunbeam Lake to Tom Thomson. The portages (IMHO) work better in your favour that way then vice versa.
I did the loop 00cp mentioned last August. If I remember correctly you should be able to see the portage sign from across the lake. I think that might have been the lake with the soy sauce colored water that we were trying to not step in.