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campheiden
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 05-2013


Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thinking about this for a June Trip, anybody done it? how are the campsites and portages?? Hows the fishing???? Thanks scott
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brian
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Post Number: 1660
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 9:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I would be concerned about the condition of the portages between Jumping Cariboo, Red Cedar and Wasaks. But haven't been the there in years so can't help. This is not a major canoe route, so more likely anglers would know.
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curly
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Post Number: 481
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Where is route 5? I was on the portages between Jumping Cariboo and Hangstone via Norris about 2 years ago and they were fine.
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jonebgood
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 06-2010


Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 1:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Ladies and gentlemen,
This is Route No. 5!

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grncnu
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Post Number: 358
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 1:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

This was covered several years back:
http://www.ottertooth.com/discus/messages/3/27124. html
The portages were well used but could be difficult to pick up again after road sections.
Very nice route, not sure why it isn't more popular!
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chris
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Post Number: 138
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 9:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I was through there about 10 (?) yrs ago. It was as grncnu says. I recall some very nice areas, and some campsite and portages were suffering the effects of motorized usage. Camping close to Hwy one night didn't bug as much as I thought it would, probably because I was solo. There was cell coverage over most of the area at the time. I'm curious to find out what it's like today and I would do the route again.

I used the Camp in Marten River, (name?) to leave vehicle and arrange shuttle. Very nice people!

I stayed a night at the Pine Rock as well - a great meal and a nice bed is an awesome way to end a trip.

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grncnu
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Post Number: 359
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Yeah, we stayed away from this route for years because we were worried about the highway, but camping on Jumping Cariboo (excellent campsite) was actually fine. At night the highway sound was strangely soothing.
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dupuisn
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 07-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 9:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

We have a cottage on Brophy lake. Access between lakes Jumping Caribou to Ingalls to Waha to Brophy are no problem at all. Sometimes a beaver damn makes it difficult to pass under the bridge between Waha and Brophy but you can portage across the road.
From Brophy to Wasaksina can be more difficult depending on water levels. One year we paddle right through. Two years ago,we fought bog. In my experience that will be your most challenging portage. If you take portage from Cross alike to Wasaksina it is long and steep at the end but not as difficult as the one mentioned above. You should have no problem finding decent campsites as well. A few are definitely less used then others. Enjoy!

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