Pashkokogan to Rockcliff Lake, loop back through Takeoff and McCrea Lakes. FOW Maps Volume Two

  • 15 Jun 2020 7:12 PM
    Message # 9039491
    Friends of Wabakimi (Administrator)

    This is a YouTube trip video by Todd Reich, following routes cleared by The Wabakimi Project in 2008, 2009.  His loop started at the North Albany Fishing Lodge on Pashkokogan Lake, then Greenbush Lake, the Metig Lakes, up to Rockcliff & Colehouse Lake; then back to Takeoff, Shoe, McCrea lakes.  Todd references Uncle Phil and the Project's work. He also consulted with Laurence Mills (  Safe parking may available at the Lodge during the season. (see their website)  This route is a potential for the Wabakimi Canoe Routes Guidebook as a loop that can be reached by car.  Todd has also posted various comments about this route in the Wabakimi section of (Wabawho). This is a FOW Maps Volume Two route .

    Last modified: 18 Jun 2020 11:50 AM | Friends of Wabakimi (Administrator)
  • 23 Aug 2023 6:56 PM
    Reply # 13244917 on 9039491
    Jon Ontario

    Does anyone have a more recent account of this loop (Pashkokogan - McCrea - Shoe - Takeoff - Davies - Metig - Greenbush)?

    Don't imagine it sees much use and wondering about portage conditions.

  • 10 Oct 2023 7:34 AM
    Reply # 13265184 on 9039491
    Don Baumgartner

    Did you do the trip already or is this for a future trip? I have some info. from Takeoff to Rockcliff lake.

  • 3 Nov 2023 11:55 AM
    Reply # 13275229 on 9039491
    Jon Ontario

    Already did the trip but thanks Don.  Great route, very enjoyable even in low water.  Cleared trails as I went.  Most were pretty good except the one between Little Metig and Metig Lake.  The Little Metig end was a mess and after looking at the river section it avoids, I would definitely wade the looked quite easy.

    Also didn't find the portage from Little Metig to Greenbush and waded the river which I wouldn't recommend.  Portage should start where the river comes into Little Metig but I thought it was farther upriver based on the FOW map.

    Found a caribou shed as I got into Metig.

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