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ctwitty
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Registered: 02-2014
Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 - 5:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi, I am looking for advice from experienced temagamie canoe trippers.

I am planning a canoe trip through Temagami starting May 11. Our approximate route is going to be: Lake Temagami, Obabika, Diamond Lake, Lady Evelyn, Montreal River. It'll likely be 5 nights.
Do you think this trip is manageable in early May? Will it be too soggy or cold? Too buggy? I have only tripped Temagami in July and September, this will be my first time tripping in May.
Please feel free to post any input/experience you have that I might find useful. Thank you!!}
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ed
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Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 8:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

This is the link to the historical dates for ice out on Lake Temagami :

http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Seasons/Spring/ breakup-histry.htm
But... we are experiencing the coldest winter we have had for many years. So ice out may be a bit later this year.
As usual, I am personally hoping for early May as much needs to be done out there, but I am not going to hold my breath while I wait.
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ed
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Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 8:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Oh! The bug question... You will not need to worry about bugs.You will not see any until about late May this year. Maybe by about May 25-26 there should be a few of them out and about.
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ctwitty
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Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 9:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thank you for your helpful response. It looks like booking a trip for early May is a bit risky...I wouldn't want to show up and have our route blocked with ice! We'll consider pushing back the start date.
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ed
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Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 4:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

ctwitty:
Come back here about mid April to see how things are coming along.
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ctwitty
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Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 10:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

ed:
I certainly will. thanks again

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