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peter_bowers
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2013
Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Looking to put-in at Twinkle Lake. Has anyone driven to the access point this year?
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doublebend
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Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 5:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

We came out there near the end of May. Be prepared to sacrifice your paint job in the last few kms. Vegetation grown in to 4-wheeler width in many stretches. Good bush road otherwise, but I won't be using it 'till someone spends some time walking it with tools.
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alscool
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Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Figured as much. The pine growth in that re-growth area is vigorous. I gave brushing a go when the Twinkle access was first discovered, fruitless. It needs a concerted effort.
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peter_bowers
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Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 8:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

So you wouldn't go the last part in a good car? (Subaru Outback)
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peter_bowers
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Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

and how far would the last part be in kms?
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brian
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Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Is it just the last kilometre? In other words, everything could be portaged from the car?
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peter_bowers
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Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 9:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

yeah...that's what I'd like to know...
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gibson
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Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 3:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I can't speak about the conditions this year, but I put-in at Twinkle Lake last Sept and the condition of the road forced us to park at the entrance to the old gravel pit approx 1.2kms from the ATV trail down to the lake. As DoubleBend states, the trees have really encroached the road for the last 1 km. But the road certainly is in good enough shape to easily portage your gear from the gravel pit entrance. Hope that helps.
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peter_bowers
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Posted on Friday, August 2, 2013 - 7:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks Gibson...that really helps
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pierre19
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Registered: 07-2007


Posted on Monday, August 5, 2013 - 1:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The Bridge across the Obabika River is CLOSED! July 29th to August29th. Signed and barricaded.
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pierre19
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Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post



It was tempting to move aside the posts, but no telling how much they would tear apart while you were in the backcountry. I don't believe there is another exit. The washout on the far side can be skirted, but not by the faint of heart.

PT
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pierre19
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Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post



As you can see there is little room for error in driving around the washout. It has grown alot. Repairs will hopefully include it.

PT
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brian
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Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 8:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Important info. Thanks for posting.
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pierre19
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Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post


Who ya gonna call?
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alscool
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Posted on Friday, August 9, 2013 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Is this possibly part of the construction of the proposed road improvements and advance into the Solace Wildlands?
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pierre19
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Posted on Friday, August 9, 2013 - 7:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

We have noticed on past trips that the bridge is less than solid and the washout on the far side has been growing. It would appear that the sign on the right (which was put up by the MNR) was put up before the Goulard sign thus possibly initiating the repairs on the bridge.
However, it is clear that the road leading to the bridge has had some improvements completed in the way of a more solid roadbed being made up.
I cannot even begin to tell you how disappointed I was that I could not get to Yorston Lake on the August long weekend.
Always good to refer to Hanlon's Razor in cases like this.
PT

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