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paulhoy
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Registered: 07-2009
Posted on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 11:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hello folks,

I'm planning a trip to Chiniguchi early this September. I have something in mind, but I'm wondering if it's realistic for a 7 day trip (6 nights on the water). 4 people are in the canoe party, all are of average fitness, and one is an experienced tripper (although not in Tegamami/Chiniguchi). Do people think the following is a decent route without killing ourselfs, while at the same time presenting a certain degree of challenge (especially around Laura Creek)?

Put in: Matagamasi Access Point
Day 1: Wolf Lake
Day 2: Marjorie Lake
Day 3: Laura Lake
Day 4: Evelyn Lake
Day 5: Chiniguchi River
Day 6: Donald Lake
Day 7: Arrive at Sportsman's Lodge / Drink Beer

Thanks,
Paul



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hillbilly
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Posted on Monday, July 13, 2009 - 4:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Easily. Unless you are only going to travel 10 to 15 km. a day.
Bill
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micmac
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Registered: 12-2005


Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 2:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The only thing I can add, is to tell you that the portages along the Marjorie Lake route are not as well used as the other portages in the area. They are there, and pretty clear, but they may require some careful observation to locate.
Not like the Chiniguchi superhighway...
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paulhoy
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Registered: 07-2009
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 8:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks, micmac - precisely why I'd like to take that route. Was inspired by canoedog' solo expedition there and your report (I think it's yours) on FOT.

Just can't decide whether I want to loop back through McConnell to Chiniguchi Lake or loop the other way through Laura Lake.

If anyone has any recommendations, I'm all ears.

Cheer,
Paul


(Message edited by paulhoy on July 15, 2009)

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