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yellowcanoe
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Post Number: 124
Registered: 01-2010


Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 - 1:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi everyone,

It's that painful time of year again when I start planning for canoe trips while cursing the limited time my employment provides to do so.

This year, I'm considering an Obabika-Sturgeon Loop for June 1. Does this look feasible?

1. Obibika (North end)
2. Hortense
3. Chapin
4. Lewbert
5. Florence
6. Florence
7. Florence River to Whitemud
8. Scarecrow
9. Twin Falls, Ghoul Lake
10. Kettle Falls, Sturgeon River
11. The Gorge, Sturgeon River
12. Upper Goose Falls
13. Obabika River to Obabika
14. Exit Obabika

Thanks all,
Paul
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yellowcanoe
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Post Number: 125
Registered: 01-2010


Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 - 1:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Or this alternative route that bypasses Florence and the Florence River to Whitemud. I've been to Florence, but also between Bluesucker and Solace.

1. Obibika (North end)
2. Hortense
3. Chapin
4. Beaver
5. Pine
6. Benner
7. Bill
8. Pilgrim
9. Twin Falls, Ghoul Lake
10. Kettle Falls, Sturgeon River
11. The Gorge, Sturgeon River
12. Upper Goose Falls
13. Obabika River to Obabika
14. Exit Obabika

(Message edited by Yellowcanoe on February 10, 2012)
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brian
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Post Number: 1393
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 - 1:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

You will always have to be concerned about the water level on the South Lady Evelyn River above Florence Lake.
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yellowcanoe
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Post Number: 127
Registered: 01-2010


Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 - 11:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Yep. Thanks, Brian.
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yellowcanoe
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Post Number: 128
Registered: 01-2010


Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 3:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I think the only change I'll make to #1 is that instead of starting from Obibika, I'll start and end @ Montreal River/Smoothwater.
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shearjoy
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2012
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 9:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Lots of smaller lakes and rivers so not much wind. June 1. Be prepared for the bugs.
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yellowcanoe
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Post Number: 133
Registered: 01-2010


Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 12:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Think if I adjusted the route to something like this, the duration would still be reasonable? More time?

1. Smoothwater.
2. Scarecrow.
3. Twin Falls, Ghoul Lake
4. Kettle Falls, Sturgeon River
5. The Gorge, Sturgeon River
6. Upper Goose Falls
7. Obabika River
8. Nasmith to Lahay
9. Dorthy
10. Chapin
11. Lewbert
12. Florence
13. Florence River to Smoothwater
14. Out.
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grncnu
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Post Number: 166
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 11:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

i don't see a campsite listed for lewbert on the ottertooth map. however there used to be (say 12 years ago) a campsite on ames creek where it widens out a little north of lewbert towards florence.
timing looks good although i can't comment on the SLE part (or lewbert)...
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brian
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Post Number: 1395
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

This map shows the Lewbert campsite:

http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Maps/heartland0 1.htm

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