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alscool
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Post Number: 59
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 2:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Is this a viable access point, particularly in spring? Any first hand accounts or advice?
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brian
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 9:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

If you are talking about the access where the Beauty Lake Road crosses the Montreal River, then yes, it is viable. This road is largely flat and in considerably better shape than the Liskeard Lumber Road, which branches off to the south at Beauty Lake.
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blackfly
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Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 4:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

As soon as the frost is out, the traffic begins. Lots of fishermen on the long weekend of May travel the Montreal River to Lady Dufferin (Walleye) and Smoothwater for Trout. Lots of motorboat travel in the spring down to Smoothwater. I'm only about 16km. from the Beauty Lake entrance if you need any help.
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ed
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

There were many vehicles (at least 6) on the Liskeard Road last Spring, on the May long weekend.There were vehicles as far South as Gamble and some came up from South of Gamble on the Monday. One was hauling a camper trailer. But the road is very rough down there and requires a soft hand on the wheel,a light foot on the gas pedal and much patience.
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hillbilly
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 5:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

alscool,
I was on the Beauty Rd. about 6 years ago and it was good then, sond sandy spots. Not as bad as the Goulard Rd. it was much better.
Bill
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alscool
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Post Number: 61
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Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - 9:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks all!

Blackfly - do you know anybody in the area who might be willing to do a shuttle? It would be from Elk Lake into the Montreal or the North Lady Evelyn.

Thanks
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blackfly
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Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - 7:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

alscool,
I may be able to help you with your shuttle. I've got a pickup(4x4) and a trailer(if needed). Just need to know ahead of time when. Bill

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