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PostPosted: February 5th, 2011, 1:27 am 
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So after getting our @$$#$ blown off Morice Lk, we decided to head north to Swan Lake/Kispiox River Provincial Park for our first visit.
The put in is on Brown Bear Lake. Paddle 10kms south and then portage 3 kms up and over a ridge into Swan Lake. Swan Lk is only accessible by paddling or air.
We also wanted to check out the portage from Swan Lk. to the Kispiox River if there even was one.

Ready to go...

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Heading down Brown Bear Lake.

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Turn this...

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Into this.

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On the way up.

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Back for one more.

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Yay!!! The lake!

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Another benefit of a firebox. Toasting my bagel and melting the cheese on my bacon and eggs.

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Ta daa!!!

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Now out for a tour around the lake and have a look for that portage.

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Islands galore.

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This is the outflow into Club lakes where the portage is.

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Outflow and portage towards Kispiox River.

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Stopping for lunch on a tiny island.

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So many camp comforts!

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After dinner relaxing.

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Yes, we were floating!

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Nice and airy bathroom.

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Back up we go.

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...and up.

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Now down...

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And done.

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10kms that way.

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At last, the pullout.

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PostPosted: February 5th, 2011, 9:06 am 
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Thanks Ted. Wondered where you were.


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2011, 10:32 am 
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I am glad you have such a nice and light boat, and light carbon fibre paddle to off set all those other "not so light" items (lawn chairs, tables etc) :rofl:

But seriously, thanks for sharing, the pictures are great, makes my pine for summer!! Even though I am loving the winter, nothing beats canoe tripping!

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PostPosted: February 5th, 2011, 1:35 pm 
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your pictures were very descriptive, the geography reminds me of western ontario in the 50's. great shots, the trees were majestic and your campsite looked very
comfortable. bet the food tasted better than home. thanks, mike camp

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PostPosted: March 25th, 2011, 10:10 am 
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Enjoyed your report and am preparing an entry for the archives.

Did you actually check out the portage all the way to the East Kispiox River?

I found Stephens Lake at Toporama; is it the same as the Club Lakes or are they the lakes to the north of Stephens?

Thanks, Allan

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PostPosted: March 28th, 2011, 1:12 am 
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Sorry Allan, just saw this.

We only walked to Stephens lk. along the very rough portage. There was a lot of downed material so we left the boat behind.
Club lk. is directly N of Stephens.

Canoeheadted.


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