Launched from access 17(farm lake) on Friday and headed for Booth Lake for 3 nights. It took us just shy of 2.5hrs to get to the site. The portage to kitty was an easy 90m but the portage to Booth was interesting with a few bad spots to cross over. Had to tight rope over a log at one spot and the other two were all watered out and muddy. We found our way either around it through the trees or used the stepping rocks that people must have put down. Our site was big, open and flat which was good for our 4 one man tents. Nice breeze would rip through keeping the bug in check as well. Saturday we did McCarthy creek and did that entire loop of lakes( rumley, gudda, mole and ryegrass). If your going to do that loop I'd would suggest you start at ryegrass and finish at the creek. We went that way and had to go over a beaver dam from mole lake to the creek. It would be more of a challenge going the opposite way. I had asked about the creeks water levels in a previous post got no reply but now that I'm back the water levels were a bit low to paddle. It was no deeper that the length of the paddle and at some points half that.
Portage path was very low maintance with fallen trees blocking your way. Bear and moose crap everywhere along the portage. Bugs were good until you stopped moving that's when the swarm came. Sunday we just chilled out at the site on Booth and left the site at 7:15am on Monday and this time it only took us less than 2hrs because we avoided the 90m portage by taking kitty rapids and avoiding getting out of canoe.
The 4 of us decided this year we were going to eat good. Pork loin and the steaks were the only fresh meat to go and the Sheppards pie, tacos and pasta were all dehydrated stuff which I tried this time. It all worked out great and weighed nothing.