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campheiden
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 05-2013


Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Have heard Chiniguchi has canoe congestion issues, we are starting at the Sportsman Lodge and up to Donald Creek to Maskininge Lake, up around Rice Lake to Edna Lake then to Matagamasi with option 1 back down Donald Lake or Option 2 around to Doon lake and back to the lodge.
Questions, 1) how is the congestion in these areas? 2) Which route would be less congestion? 3) which route has better campsites and fishing?? thanks for any advise... Scott
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eddy_turn
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Post Number: 62
Registered: 03-2011


Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 2:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I don't think you'll see many canoes on your trip. Congestion, if happens, usually is confined to Matagamasi - Wolf - Chiniguchi lakes corridor, which is not in your plans. Of course all bigger lakes have some motor traffic, especially on week ends.

I'm not sure I understand correctly: as I see it the only difference between routes 1 and 2 is that route 2 misses Scott, Gold and Donald lakes on the way back - but you'll be passing through Donald lake on your way to Maskinonge. Donald creek portages see very little traffic in my opinion, same goes for Doon portage.
Don't know about fishing, Sportsmans lodge is a good place to ask for advice.
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brian
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Post Number: 1697
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Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 6:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Here's a map of the busiest routes:
http://ottertooth.com/Temagami/Sites/chini2.htm

They will only be busy on weekends in July and August.
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campheiden
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 1:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks for input, any advise on campsites????
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brian
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Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Good campsites on Donald.
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eddy_turn
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Post Number: 63
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Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 1:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Good and usually clean campsites all over the place, even on Kukagami. Some of the best on Donald and McCarthy bay.
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campheiden
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Post Number: 14
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Posted on Monday, July 6, 2015 - 1:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

we are putting at Sportsman's Lodge and they have been real helpful for the trip. Are there Many Thunder boxes or mostly dig a cathole... if you know what I mean... eh?
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campheiden
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Post Number: 17
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Posted on Monday, July 6, 2015 - 1:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Question: is there much bear or moose activity in Chiniguchi Canoe Area?
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eddy_turn
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Post Number: 64
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Posted on Monday, July 6, 2015 - 9:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Many sites are equipped with thunderboxes. Some smaller and remote sites are not.
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brian
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Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

There is bear and moose everywhere. Sightings are about right place at the right time.
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campheiden
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Post Number: 19
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Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 2:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

We have been up to Temagami area 3 times and have never seen bear, Moose once and other creatures allot.... We always go a different route over 9 to 10 days.... 2007.. time classic circle loop.. put in at main.. to KoKoKo, portage To Temagami, up to Diamond, Wakimika lake... Lake Obabika.... across to nortwest arm and back.. second time 2013 Red Squirrel through Upper temagamu.. Ashton... Lynx... Cole ... turner.. Eagle ... little eagle ...White water.....Anima Nipissing and back to Red Squirrel. last year 2014 Mowatt to Sugar...Goodfish... Angler.. back to Mowatt.... This year Chiniguchi.. cannot wait..... That's the best part of the region... some many places to go and only so much vacation... temagami rocks!!! and it is Rocky.... eh?
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hahny
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Registered: 04-2015


Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 8:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

when are you going?

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