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canoerook
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Registered: 02-2015
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 9:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi....Going to Temagami for the first time this summer. There will be four of us, two experienced paddlers and two novices. Looking for suggestions for a two night trip that will involve some portaging, but not too much o
r I will never get my brother to go on another trip. Would prefer the Western edge of the park. Thanks for your advice.
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eddy_turn
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Registered: 03-2011


Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

One of popular routes in the S-W Temagami is Matagamasi lake to Wolf and further to Chiniguchi lake. Portages are short, campsites good, lakes beautiful, there's a waterfall in Paradise lagoon and viewpoints on Wolf and Chiniguchi (though no trails). It's not a loop, unless you include Marjorie or Laura lake routes that are longer and have more difficult portaging. One-way Matagamasi to Wolf, weather permitting, is about 5+ hours; Wolf to Chiniguchi is slightly shorter. In July-August there's lots of canoe traffic and getting a campsite could be an issue.
There's very good maps here on Ottertooth of this area (and many others): http://ottertooth.com/Temagami/Sites/chini6.htm
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grncnu
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Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Good suggestion, or for an easy loop trip you could go Matagamasi-Kukagami-(Donald)-Maskinonge-Matagamasi . Not as remote as the above, but plenty of campsites and very pretty. Pictographs at the narrows on Matagamasi.
http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Sites/chini8.ht m
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hahny
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Registered: 04-2015


Posted on Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Three buddies and I started in maskinonge and went north through Edna and Karl, great campsite at the other end of Karl. On day 2 we came around into Donald and camped on an island. The final day we returned to maskinonge through the rock cut on the south end of donald. It was a fantastic trip for 4 rookies. We go up to Karl every year now and stay for 4 days.

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