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janik
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 03-2014
Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Planning a trip down the Sturgeon sometime next summer, probably late July or early August. I'm thinking of starting at the Gervais access Rd and ending at Lower Goose. Looking at a max of 4 nights.
Day 1: Gervais (start around noon) to Kettle Falls
Day 2: Kettle to Pilgrim
Day 3: Pilgrim to Lower Goose
I'm thinking approx. 6hrs on the water per day with this schedule, running most rapids. Does this sound about right ? We would have an extra night if weather doesn't cooperate or if we decide to shorten a day or two to do more fishing.
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eddy_turn
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Post Number: 145
Registered: 03-2011


Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Days 1 an 3 look doable, but day 2 will probably require more time. Even if your run rapids there are still about 10 must-do portages on that day, some of them really tough.
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janik
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 03-2014
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks. I've never been north of Pilgrim but I'm familiar with Pilgrim to Lower Goose. Would it be more doable to camp at The Gorge on Day 2 and then make it Pilgrim or even Josephine Creek campsite on day 3 ? If memory serves me well it's only about 2,5-3 hours from Pilgrim to Josephine.
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eddy_turn
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Post Number: 146
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Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 8:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Yes, it's an easy schedule. On my trip it would be about 4-5 hours on the first day, a bit longer on the second. Also, nice camping on the anonymous lake above P180 above the Gorge (in case the Gorge site is occupied).
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brian
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Post Number: 1902
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

As for campsites, staying on Pilgrim, or Upper Goose opposite the falls, is much nicer than staying at Josephine.

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