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chip
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 1:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Is there a usable road from Elk Lake to Duncanson Lake ?(just north of Anvil Lake )I was thinking of putting in @ Duncanson then paddling/lining down Willow Island Creek to Anvil Lake, then on down thru Old Bill to Hobart and so on...
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brian
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Post Number: 707
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 9:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

No. This is ATV only.
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otter_mel
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Post Number: 78
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

What about the road at the northwest end of Anvil? I don't know where it leads, but there was a cabin off the road to the north in 1983, so it must be accessible from the north.
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brian
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Post Number: 708
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 8:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

That's the same road. You are always welcome to try. If you make it, send us a photo of your vehicle on the beach at Anvil.
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chip
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

How feasable would it be for one to fly into Duncanson then paddle south on the creek that flows into Anvil Lake?
Has anyone ever tried this route?
Is there any source like Haps canoe routes
with this leg on it?

Has anyone been paddling south from Anvil to the Tupper Lake area recently, what's it like?

I realise, flying into Anvil Lake would not be
a problem but I still want to get up to Duncanson
as I have left some personal items up in this area years ago as a trapper. And it would be nice to remanis and show my wife and our friends
something of another world which was mine back in the day.
Anyone with any info on these routes is much appreciated.
meegwetch!






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sundown
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Post Number: 174
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 - 10:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Chip

Its been 20 years since I was into Anvil, and it
was accessible then... subject to water levels.

You may not know, but Van Norstran Twp is scheduled for clearcutting in October, including,
I gather Duncanson, Morin, Hammer and close to
the northend of Anvil. See Maple Mountain Endangered Canoe Routes on Friendsoftemagami, or
Brian's articles on this cut here.

If you arent in a rush, you could actually DRIVE
in there this fall, with appropriate permission
to access the cut area. Or portage north from
Anvil via the skidder routes.

Sundown
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brian
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Post Number: 712
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 - 8:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Paddling south from Anvil to Tupper is short and pretty straightforward. But there is no breathtaking scenery or Kodak moments that stand above other Temagami moments. I see no reason why you couldn't paddle up the creek to Duncanson, looking at the map, if you are determined enough. It's all about the mental state.

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