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yellowcanoe
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Post Number: 91
Registered: 01-2010


Posted on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 11:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hello All,

Rescheduled my original Twinkle Lake trip to early July. Here's what I'm looking at. We want to paddle/portage about 5-6 hours a day. My two sons are joining me, which means a bigger load for me. Look reasonable?

Day 1: Twinkle by noon / Camp half-way between Pinetorch/Twinkle
Day 2: Lewbert Lake
Day 3: Florence Lake
Day 4: Florence Lake
Day 5: BlueSucker
Day 6: Solace
Day 7: Solace
Day 8: Pilgrim
Day 9: Talking Falls
Day 10: Seagrim
Day 11: Takeout at Twinkle

Thanks again,
Paul
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ed
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Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 8:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Yellowcanoe;
I am not sure what you are doing.On Day 6 you go into Solace and stay there. Then on Day 8 you go back into Pilgrim. Then on Day 9 you leave Pilgrim and go to Talking Falls? Is that correct?

I think you need more time to get to Lewbert on Day 2.That could be a long day for you.But you have and extra day on Florence ... so that might be your catch up day.
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yellowcanoe
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Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

That's correct, ed. Looks like I'll have to add an extra day. Thanks.
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ed
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Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 8:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

What type of vehicle are you driving in to Twinkle? We have been having a discussion about the road being not suitable for cars this spring.

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yellowcanoe
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Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 10:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

HI ed - I plan to drive an Subaru Outback AWD. Borderline?

I'll look for the discussion. Thanks for calling this out.
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ed
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Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I recall there was one of them in there last year. Maybe the driver will respond.

The discussion was not available on ottertooth.
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yellowcanoe
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Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 4:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hey ed - bob mentioned you were through there this year. What were you driving, and did you make it?
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ed
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Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 4:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Yes. 4x4 truck.
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alscool
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Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 5:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Subaru Outback AWD is pretty good choice, bring a good carjack and rope. It gets slow for the last 17 km. It can get soft in heavy rain, also some climbs and equal descents, expext hard braking and 2 km of brush scratch.

It is a little like whitewater, pick a line and go for it! Bottom line is I would not take my wife's Focus up there.
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yellowcanoe
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Posted on Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

So...the problem with getting such great feedback is that it opens the doors to other alternatives. Can I get your feedback on this itinerary (which removes Talking Falls ... which kills me? All I can promise in return are some great photos.

Again, the parameters are 6-7 hours paddling/portaging/breaks.

Day 1: Drive up / Temagami
Day 2: Fly-In / Pinetorch
Day 3: Beaver
Day 4: Lewbert
Day 5: Florence
Day 6: Florence
Day 7: Bluesucker
Day 8: Pilgrim
Day 9: Solace
Day 10: Solace
Day 11: Sturgeon/Selkirk
Day 12: Kettle
Day 13: Stouffer
Day 14: Dougherty
Day 15: Dougherty / Fly-out /Drive Back
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alscool
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Posted on Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

kind of a snail pace though it seems to be evenly distributed. Most days would just be a couple of hour travel with Florence to Bluesucker and Solace to Sturgeon and Sturgeon to Kettle being half days.

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yellowcanoe
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Posted on Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Good to hear, alscool. In the past, I tended to overdue things. I guess I've switched to the other extreme. The pace, I hope, would also help me mitigate any issues. I also have along with me two boys, which makes my own load a little heavier.
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yellowcanoe
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Posted on Friday, June 10, 2011 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

One other thing (maybe). I hear that Twinkle/Pinetorch/Beaver/Lewbert/Florence is particularly hellish. Is this still the case? Any comments on this?
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alscool
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Posted on Friday, June 10, 2011 - 2:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hellish? no, I would describe it as developing with periods of steepness and a smidgen of low water.

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