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lkl
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 02-2013
Posted on Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 10:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

In the early stages of planning this trip and I'm looking for general feedback from those who have been, and more specifically, advice regarding water levels as well as an update as to the logging situation in that area.
We're planning to head up from Wanapitei and explore our way north and back, taking 10-14 days to do so.
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brian
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Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 8:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

It would help if you gave us your route.
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lkl
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 02-2013
Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 8:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Sure, here's the idea:
Matagamasi
Wolf
Dewdney
Chiniguchi
Adelaide
Button
Dougherty
Frederick
Mudding
Backdoor
head up river on the Sturgeon
Option 1: Selkirk Creek
Selkirk Lake
Solace
Option 2: continue past Twin Falls to Ghoul, then across to Selkirk & Solace

Return the same way, possibly taking the Laura & Evelyn side back down toward Matamagasi

I know Pilgrim creek gets low, but how is Selkirk?
Also, is there now or has there been recent logging near the Twin Falls area?

Thanks in advance!
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grncnu
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Post Number: 387
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 10:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Somebody can correct me if I'm wrong but I've never heard of a Selkirk Creek route so would assume it's impassible.
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brian
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Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 8:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

By Selkirk Cr I guess you mean the southern route between Selkirk and Solace?

There is water now everywhere. The logging, if there is currently any near the Sturgeon, will not be visible.
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eddy_turn
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Post Number: 66
Registered: 03-2011


Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 2:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Brian, then the 2 options would be identical: Kettle falls to Ghoul to Selkirk. If lkl is going to run Selkirk creek I'd love to hear about it.

lkl, there's no or almost no portages between Kettle falls and Twin falls, but going upstream this part of the Sturgeon is not easy - plenty c1/c2 rapids there, probably more than a dozen.

(Message edited by eddy turn on July 14, 2015)
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lkl
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 02-2013
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

OK, thanks for the feedback. Paddling upstream doesn't sound like a good idea then.
The trip is for late August, hence the concern about water levels.
My kid mentioned the Selkirk option, but I couldn't find anything about it either. Probably a good reason for that!
Back to the maps...
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eddy_turn
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Post Number: 67
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Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 8:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Yes, in average late August not much chance of C2 in this area, but plenty of wading and dragging.

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