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yellowcanoe
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Post Number: 62
Registered: 01-2010


Posted on Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 10:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hello - anyone aware whether the road is good, whether access past the gate is in decent shape?
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brian
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Post Number: 1215
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

The road is good to the park boundary. Not sure of rest of the way to Gamble.
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yellowcanoe
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Post Number: 63
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Posted on Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks, Brian - think I might risk it, then...

(Message edited by yellowcanoe on July 8, 2010)
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dendrast
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Post Number: 34
Registered: 07-2004


Posted on Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 5:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I was there on July 8 with a shuttle. Do not attempt with an automobile! The last 6 km from Kaa to Gamble are very bad, almost impassible. The culverts across the Lady Evelyn Creek are smashed. I got through with the van, bottomed out, and the trailer popped off. I "gave 'er" and came through with the trailer still on the safety chains. Further down, almost to the turn to the put-in on Gamble, were 2 more wash-outs. Trailer popped off again, same story.
Not so bad coming out unloaded, still a 'Gamble'.
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yellowcanoe
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 9:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks, dendrast .. heard the area was pretty bad after I replied earlier.
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dendrast
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Post Number: 37
Registered: 07-2004


Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 5:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Here's the latest: the MNR called us today at Smoothwater Outfitters, because they know we take shuttles in there, and said that the road will be closed this week, Wednesday and Thursday, for repairs on the culverts. I hope they fix the washouts a click further in, while they're at it.

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