Thinking of hitting Cache Lake this summer.I thought since I was going to put myself through this misery,I might as well Bushwack into Zephira and add a little bit more fun to this trip.Has anybody been there or heard anything about this lake?
I have been thinking the same thing. I was looking at going up the creek that is just North of Zephira to the first place where it gets near the old logging road and start the bushwhack from there. The road does not run in the correct direction to be of any help and I would guess that like the ones KF and I crossed coming into McKenzie from the east they are planted with trees so close together you can’t get a canoe between them. There is a steep section on the North West corner of Zephira that should be avoided.
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I have not been there, but years ago, I wrote this poem about it...
There Sits Zephira.....A poem by Stumpy.......
There sits Zephira what mysteries she must hold she moves a bit, but doesn't leave just sits there, growing old She's sat there for millenia and will for many more with visitors so scarce to call that few have seen her shore.
There sits Zephira guarded by trees growing tall she sits beyond our comfort zone a mystery to us all we glance upon her picture and quickly look away then dream about another route a simpler, easy way.
There sits Zephira shes perfect in my dreams with everything a man desires "come fish me", she just screams a ranger once flew by her and then he told to me she could be deep with 4 foot pike her waters look like tea
There sits Zephira I dream of fish like hogs with jumping bass, a walleye cache and pike as big as logs but why no trail to her? a portage she wont lend is she, not worth visiting or just a route dead-end
There sits Zephira are her shorelines grand? are they smooth or boldered or maybe they are sand are they thick with Jackpine? or swamps to thick to tramp or do they hide some secrets a long-gone trappers camp?
There sits Zephira and decades just might pass till fire sweeps around her and turns her wood to grass and we may never see her a hard bushwack she'd make but until then, to me always she'll be the perfect lake.
As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly
Great poem Stumpy!!Makes me want to get there even more.I have been trying to find some info on the lake,but my searches have not told me much at all.I guess I will have to keep trying,there has got to be some info out there somewhere.I just do not want to get back there and find out it is a 5 foot deep dead sea.From looking at the google earth and similiar pictures I think it looks like a lake that will hold some kind of fish...I hope so.
I've perused the maps a few times and I agree with Magicpaddler. The sole creek running east may get you there the fastest. At one point Zephira is .6 miles from the creek. It's close to the edge of the park but too far to be practicle even if you could out all the logistics involved with that. If anyone has gone there they aren't talking. I've never uncovered any intel.
"...not all those who wander are lost..." JRR Tolkien.