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johnmillsbro
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Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi Folks. We have a group of 6 going for 4 days in Temagami. We have a tentative canoe route planned. Im attaching it here. http://treksee.com/p/eq0l

None of us have been to temagami for 40 years.
Our goals for the trip are to visit some old stomping ground in the southern parts of Temagami. Do some fishing and try to minimize contact with other parties / motor boats. We are going August 19-22. Thursday Morning through Monday morning.

Could anybody give me an idea of what sort traffic / campsite avaibility we can expect. Also. Any modifications to our route to improve it would be awesome.
cheers
John

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otter_mel
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Post Number: 152
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

You're bound to see boat traffic on Lake Temagami, but once you're off it and into Cross Lake it will be OK. Campsites through Cross, Wasaksina Denedus ar not bad. Shiningwood Bay has FN community impact there and not many campsites.
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dergon_darkhelm
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Post Number: 34
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 9:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Agree with Mel. There will be lots of traffic on the main lake in Aug, especially in the hub, but even down the SW arm prolly.

Cross lake I love though. When I can't get multiple days to get in the canoe, I like to go "car camping" in Cross with the old cedar strip :-)
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andrewh
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Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 8:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

The lake has begun to quiet down that late in August, boat traffic shouldnt be too bad. Youth camps have shut down for the year by then also, there should be lots of campsites to go around. If the south or west winds are bad, you can head directly to the north end of Cross Lake by portaging out of Portage Bay i think it's called, in behind high rock.
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johnmillsbro
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Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 5:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it. I was looking at the map I was curious if anyone has explored austin bay. Anything interesting to be seen there? Fishing? I was even wondering if there is a portage from the southern arm of temagami to the bottom of austin bay where the peninsula narrows the most (300m).

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