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Post Number: 27
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 2:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Can anyone tell me if such a route exists.
I imagine it does.
Who has done it, complete, in sections,
time required, etc...


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Post Number: 57
Registered: 03-2006

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 8:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Camp Wanapitei used to do a trip down the Temagami River, Sturgeon, Lake Nipissing, French River, and across Georgian Bay to Killarney. One way, not a loop. Was about 2 weeks. I never led it myself.
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Post Number: 29
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 9:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks Curly

So the only way would likely be Temagami River-
Sturgeon-Lake Nipissing-portage into Trout lake-
down the Mattawa-up the Ottawa-Matabitchewan etc?

Likely? (so French River not relevant, eh? It's
pretty much all going into Georgian Bay?)

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Post Number: 16
Registered: 12-2005

Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 11:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

This loop would be very do-able. Although I've never paddled the entire loop in one go, I believe I've paddled all the individual sections at one time or another.
From Temagami, make your way towards the Ottawa/Mattawa River watershed, into Lake Nippissing, into the French River System, up the Wanapitei River (the Wanapitei flows into the French near Hartley Bay) until Lake Wanapitei, from there, you're into the Matagamasi Lake network which easily links back up with the Temagami Nastawgan.
Seems like an interesting adventure...
Now you've got me thinking...
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Post Number: 30
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 11:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post


Sounds edible doesnt it?

I thought so, and like you say, it makes some
sense. I was just mentally flying over it, as
Brian mentioned something yesterday, and I thought, heck "that should work????".

If you can do some research, or don't mind,
whatever the timeframe you can afford to look
into it, I'm just curious, and I think the time
will be well-invested. I was just thinking of a
way to link Nastawgan and Chiniguichi and North
Temagami people together on a "defining" route.

And, I'm glad that it was you personally, that
responded. I have-a-bone-to-pick with the Canyon
Lake deal, and you & I & everyone out there has
there own personal sacred place that becomes part
of who we are... the Makobe system has that for
me, because I swallowed & choked so many personal blackflies in that "loveable-curseable" stretch of Makobe, that I can't swallow an
"opportunism" I grew up with there, even ONE
more time. I gave over 300 speeches in New Zealand while I was Trying to convey the essence
of what it is to be a Canadian first, a Northern
Ontarian second, and honourable always. i was
homesick every day (at 17 & 18), but Makobe was
in every speech.

You're right. Canyon Lake, It happens "often". I respect every word you said... but, I'll surely
miss her. And everyone out there has something
equally "gone" or "endangered", and with this
Temagami-Sudbury-French-Temagami, I was just
wondering if there was a way to throw a "lasso"
around our "commonality".

I don't know your waters. If there is a link,
I'd appreciate knowing of it, and any time you
have put into it.

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Post Number: 8
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Would be so kind as to provide more details of the 5 trips you outlined above? I have the Temagami map with canoe routes, but unfortunately the area you are decribing ends right at Gowganda...can you advise other maps? topos? Does Hap Wilson's book cover the routes you have described? Any info is helpful as wife is now officially consideing another canoe trip..
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Post Number: 35
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 12:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post


will do... a little later today.
but I'll post on the previous thread we were on
"a little further North", ok, and that way
it will maybe be benefit more folks.

Thanks for the feedback

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Post Number: 36
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Monday, May 7, 2007 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Wmac, and all

sorry... the thread was

"Mid-August Canoe Suggestions"

My apologies


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