Spring on La Vase Portages
21 march, 2010 first day of spring
Still a little ice at the north end of Cooper's Lake. Should be off in about two weeks by first of April.
Lower Cooper's Lake
Just enough water above the beaver dam to float the canoe, still doesn't feel like 21 March.
La Vase River
Recent warm temperatures have started the spring freshet early. Once on the river, all rapids were paddleable.
Beautiful calm water is a rare sight at the mouth of La Vase River as it empties into Lake Nipissing.