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rootbrian
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 7:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

What's your opinion of the best remote campsite in terms of beauty and remoteness. There are a couple of great campsites on smoothwater I like but looking for something out of the way.
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sundown
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Post Number: 212
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 8:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Rootbrian

Alexander Lake on Makobe River, near the North
End, on the West shore...

Since a kid, its been my go-to-place...

Hap Wilson concurs.

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brian
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

For me there is no best, just dozens of Valhallas and El Dorados.
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ed
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 1:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

And the ones that may not appear to be too appetizing in the summer are usually great in the spring or the fall when there are few others around...
Early May is the best time to trip in Temagami. You can usually travel for 2 weeks without seeing a soul and there are lots of remote campsites.
The beach site on Smoothwater is really great at that time... but don't try to go swimming....
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sundown
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Brian

You are, as usual, correct... They are All Good.

Rankin Lake is great site, Mistinikon has a few,
Katherine Lake (at the narrows),
Ed's Smoothwater, the North end of the Big Island
on Makobe (any Makobe site, really...), on-&-on

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brian
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Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 9:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Ed, I thought you swam every day, spring or fall!
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ed
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Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 6:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The water is so cold in the Spring just after ice-out that you can barely wash your hands in it.
I wait as long as I can before taking a bath. Since I am by myself, no one other than the dog complains.When I see her moving as far away from me as possible when we are in the tent, I know that it is time to bathe.

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