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heilbron
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 2:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi, I'm thinking of doing Hap's Route 6 in a week or so. I'm hesitating because for me one of the major attractions of canoe tripping is solitude and I've heard what an overpopulated nightmare it can be in the summer. But I've also heard it's a fantastic route. Does this route go quiet in the Fall (which is been my general experience on previous trips to Temagami)? Or am I still likely to encounter other canoeists? If the latter is likely, does anyone have any advice as to a quiet 5 to 6 day loop suitable for this time of year?
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curly
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Post Number: 145
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 3:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Great time of year for Diamond-Wakimika-Obabika
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canoehead
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 09-2008
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 11:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi Curly..can you tell me anything about blueberry that has been reopened..Im going up no matter what for 8 or 10 days sept. 28th..I have a newbie with me but she shows great promise..its baptism by water i guess you can say...for her..Im far from new canoeing and did an 8 day last year there ( Harris Lake area)through the bush late Oct.(it snowed early)..canoehead>>Thanks
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curly
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Post Number: 146
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 - 9:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

All the info is here, including maps:

http://www.friendsoftemagami.org/?p=92
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canoehead
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 09-2008
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 - 9:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thank you Curly...do you want us to let you know how it was when we get back?
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marty_s
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 - 9:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Heilbron, I've done that loop several times at the same time of year you are thinking of . You'll have most of the place to yourself, esp midweek . Most of the cottages are closed by then ; I saw relatively few canoeists . Go for it.
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heilbron
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 12:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks, guys. Very encouraging. I'm definitely going. Any thoughts on direction -- clockwise versus counterclockwise... Or does it matter?
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andrewh
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 8:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

The wind usually decides for you. If there's a north wind, paddling up the NW Arm into Obabika Inlet will be easier than the North Arm. If there's a south wind, you can sail up the North Arm all the way to Diamond.
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dergon_darkhelm
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

It's a bit of a splurge for most budgets, but a water taxi either one way or the other up the main Lake to either Sharp Rock or Obabika Inlet could allow you to get an extra day or two further off the beaten path.

But in late Sept. you'll prolly see only a smattering of contractors boating on Lake Temag and few if any canoeists off the main lake.
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marty_s
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I have done it in both directions - as others said, the weather will decide for you .

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