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yellowcanoe
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Post Number: 101
Registered: 01-2010


Posted on Monday, June 13, 2011 - 4:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I know this question is asked every year. Is anyone aware whether the Gamble Lake access is viable (with a van) this year, particularly at the South Lady Evelyn bridge bridge, which Doublebend provides directions to (http://www.ottertooth.com/discus/messages/3/7087.h tml)?

Based on his directions, the bridge appears to be located at these co-ordinates: N47 19.231 W80 28.267

Thanks

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brian
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2011 - 8:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

There have been many changes on the road. Here is the current situation:

http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Maps/gamble-acc ess-map.htm

And the background on the changes: http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/News/newsbriefs -108.htm
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yellowcanoe
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2011 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Brian,

I'm surprised I haven't seen this map until now. Thank you.

Do you know whether the "put-in road" between Chance and Gamble, currently in construction, is accessible today? If so, do you think it's a long day's paddle from Florence to Chance?

Thanks,
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yellowcanoe
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Strike that - let's say two days paddle from Florence to Chance? : )
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ed
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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2011 - 3:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

You could do that in a day Yellowcanoe.
I have gone from Gamble to Duff in a day with time to spare and that was upstream on the South Lady Evelyn in early spring.
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yellowcanoe
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Post Number: 104
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Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 12:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

ed - so that said, how does this look?

Day 1: Smoothwater
Day 2: Scarecrow
Day 3: Hamlow
Day 4&5: Solace
Day 6: Pilgrim
Day 7: BlueSucker
Day 8: Talking Falls
Day 9: Pinetorch
Day 10: Beaver
Day 11: Lewbert
Day 12 & 13: Florence
Day 14: Gamble

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brian
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Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 9:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I do not know the current situation on the put-in side-road, but even without it you will have no problem getting to water somewhere there.
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yellowcanoe
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Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks, ed and brian, for helping me nail down my trip plans. I'll be sure to share some pics.
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simonb
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Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

We were just there last month and put in at the gamble Lake campground. It was definitely traversible with a van. We got in late at night; so we didn't take the time to look into the Chance lake put in. If you phoned the MNR at Finlayson PP they would probably have more info.
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brian
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Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Simon, did you happen to go into Sunnywater or Trethewey? I am interested in the condition of the portages along those routes.
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simonb
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Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi Brian,

no we didn't. We were on the laziest of canoe trips I've taken in some time.

We spent a day playing in the whitewater (Nice high volume/big waves due to our early trip May 14-16) of the LE river all the way down to Shangri La.

The next day was spent exploring/ fishing/ relaxing at Shangri La.

The last day was supposed to be hard work paddling back upstream, but we met a couple power boats at the junction with the SLE that towed us all the way back to Gamble!

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