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wild_child
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 07-2006


Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi there.

We are heading up to Chiniguchi with our friend Bill (Hillbilly) at the end of June. We will be doing the loop that includes Wolf and Chiniguchi Lakes.

Are there any neat things on this trip, other than the old-growth of course, that you could tell me about? I'm interested in things like pictographs, ruins, lookouts, trails and such.

Thanks,

Laurie
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otter_mel
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Laurie,
Besides climbing the high hills around Wolf Lake and the beaches on Chiniguchi, take a look at the old mine shafts and core-drilling samples (If there are any left still-I was there in 1989 so they may be gone even though there were thousands)
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alscool
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 1:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

There is some sort of Paradise Lagoon, loin cloths optional!
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hillbilly
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 4:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

You are the only one I know that wears a loin cloth.

Bill
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micmac
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 4:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Pictographs? 1 site on Chiniguchi (poor quality) and 2 sites on Matagamasi (good quality)

Ruins? Lots of old loging camps in the area, an intact (mostly intact) logging flume on Laura Creek where it flows into Matagamasi, logging dams along Laura Creek, a logging aligator on Telfer Bay of Chiniguchi, Gold mine on Wolf Lake... i could go on and on... lots to explore along this route.

Lookouts? My favorite is 'The Elephant' on Chiniguchi Lake - a tall quartzite mountain on the East shore of Chiniguchi. Also, for the more adventurous hiker, a bushwhack up to the firetower on Dewdney Lake is well worth the effort. Check out Brian's Chiniguchi Mapping project for details.

And the Paradise Lagoon? Located between Matagamasi and Sylvester Lake - don't miss this one - a beautiful little swimming hole complete with cascading waterfall. However, this is a popular spot with cottagers and canoe trippers, so I'd recommend the loincloth... (that water's COLD... if ya catch my drift...)


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brian
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 9:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Most of what has been mentioned is shown on the Chiniguchi maps:
http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Sites/chiniguch i.htm

Maybe the only thing missing is the location of the loincloth storage bin.
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hillbilly
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 4:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I am bringing along 2 loin cloths for the women ONLY.

Bill

(Message edited by hillbilly on May 27, 2009)
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wild_child
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

screw that - I'm skinny dipping
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wild_child
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 7:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

thanks for all the info guys! it's going to be a great trip for sure.
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wild_child
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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 1:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The trip was great although we had to modify our route because of Hillbilly injuring his ankle. Is it okay to post a link to the trip report here?
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brian
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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 3:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Wild, no problem. That's what the forum is for.
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wild_child
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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks Brian... I just wasnt' sure because it's on our commercial server.

http://www.outdooradventurecanada.com/triplogs/wes sel2009.htm
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sundown
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Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 7:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

hehe

"...Confuzzled Agin... Keep Fergettin'... Is It..."

"...Old Dog Spot, and Leopard Tricks..."

hehe

Sundown
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wild_child
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Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

It really is a beautiful area Brian. I did hesitate in writing and sharing a trip report as I wanted to keep it to myself but then on the other hand... people need to know about these areas if we are to protect them for future generations. Tobias, my little boy, just loved it.

I felt bad for Bill with having the injury but with all the rain it was kind of nice to stay put. Wessel Lake was really lovely too... and quiet.

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