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chip
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Post Number: 38
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 - 11:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I am planning a trip to scarecrow lake ... paddling in from the North ... in someone's expert opinion ... should I attempt to come in via scarecrow creek ? How are the water levels to date in this area?
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ed
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Post Number: 1198
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Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 7:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I would only travel Scarecrow Creek in the early spring when water levels are at their highest.
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brian
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Post Number: 1445
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 9:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Yes, water levels are frighteningly low. Presumably you are doing a back-and-forth from the Montreal River bridge. If so, the only place you need be concerned about water is the section Ed described.

Don't take the portage into Whitemud. Many folks take the wrong portage out of Apex and end up getting back on course via the second portage (out of the bottom of Whitemud) back to Scarecrow Creek. I only mention this because the second portage will be tough to get near in this low water.

http://www.ottertooth.com/Temagami/Maps/heartland0 6.htm
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chip
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Post Number: 40
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 2:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks ... Yes the plan is to paddle from the Montreal R. , Beauty L. Rd put in and back .... I'm thinking ... The 1st day put in by 2ish and camp on the beach in Smooth Water L.
Day 2 ... an early start - Paddle and portage all the way into Scarecrow.

What kind of shape are the 1100 m and 1200 m portages ?
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brian
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Post Number: 1446
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Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

All the portages south of Smoothwater are in great shape as they were once part of the groomed snowmobile network, which went through the park to the Gervais Road, and get lots of use by canoeists.
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chip
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

How safe is the water for drinking along this route?
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brian
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Post Number: 1447
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Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

The same as any other water in Temagami.

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