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762x39
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2011


Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 10:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Is Red squirrel Road open all year? Since it is used for logging access I would guess yes but does anyone know for sure? I like winter camping and want to head up in February for a few days. I'm not expecting it to be plowed like a highway but is there any maintenance done on it at all?
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dergon_darkhelm
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Post Number: 68
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I've been on it a few times in winter, but only by snowmobile. Snow gets really deep.
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762x39
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2011


Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 3:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Did you notice any tire tracks or will I have to bring up the troop carrier (and mount the tire chains)?
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curly
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Post Number: 306
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 8:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The best answer is "it depends" though I haven't seen it ploughed past Tyndall Lake in a long time. You need to check close to your date to be sure.
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762x39
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2011


Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 - 7:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks for the repies, I checked the map and if it is ploughed out to Tyndall Lake it will work for me.
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groggins
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 - 9:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Unless they are hauling out from North of Tyndal chances are the road would be not be plowed.
Snow Machines do occasionally use it however to ac cress back country ice fishing spots once the lakes are safe
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dendrast
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Post Number: 39
Registered: 07-2004


Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

If you really want to know, contact Camp Wanapitei, they have a winter caretaker.
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762x39
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 11-2011


Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Katherine and I made the trip to Thieving Bear Lake on sunday and found the road in to be clear. Of course there wasn`t too much snow (7.5cm) yet but the lake was frozen enough for me to walk out 100 metres without any problems.

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