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 Post subject: Mouchalagane ???
PostPosted: December 10th, 2018, 1:04 am 
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Looks like its been a few years since anyone's posted anything about this one... Anyone paddle it recently? Thoughts? Endorsements? Warnings?
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 Post subject: Re: Mouchalagane ???
PostPosted: December 10th, 2018, 7:31 am 
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Very good dscription here. Check maps second part of dodument.

http://www.cartespleinair.org/Canot/07/MouchalaganeCoulombe2011.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Mouchalagane ???
PostPosted: December 10th, 2018, 7:33 am 
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I've been doing some research, would really like to paddle the river.
Flights are pretty expensive - and they only have a beaver so flight costs are the same no matter if you are 2-4-6 people.
Louise – Itomamis (160 miles ) = $ 3 260.00

Louis –Mouchelagane ( 96 miles ) = 2 076.00
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$ 5 336.00 + tx

There is a way to add days to the start and not fly in, but can't swing the extra time at this point.

Let me know if you find some other way in.

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 Post subject: Re: Mouchalagane ???
PostPosted: December 10th, 2018, 11:45 pm 
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Rab - that's per flight? Canadian $ ? And a beaver can take 3-4 boats (if they nest) and the same # of paddlers?
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 Post subject: Re: Mouchalagane ???
PostPosted: December 11th, 2018, 12:30 am 
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Beaver...two boats nested max (and even for that some carriers won't take nested boats at all).

I don't know for sure if it's specifically against the regs to do twin pontoon loads but I doubt you would find anyone willing even if it's legal. If for no other reason, it would burn up more than half the allowable payload especially for a long flight requiring full fuel loads.

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 Post subject: Re: Mouchalagane ???
PostPosted: December 11th, 2018, 5:49 am 
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Morning,
Sorry, should have said flight costs are the same for each pair of canoeists.
A Beaver in this case will take two people and one boat. So there is no cost savings the more people you have.
I think in your case you may be a solo paddler - they make take two solo boats on the same plane, but not sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Mouchalagane ???
PostPosted: December 11th, 2018, 9:50 am 
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Looks like a great river! Timing to get the right water levels and intensity of bugs would be key.


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 Post subject: Re: Mouchalagane ???
PostPosted: December 12th, 2018, 2:12 pm 
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Rab
You mentioned that there is a way to add extra days and not fly in. Can you elaborate? Where would the put-in be?


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 Post subject: Re: Mouchalagane ???
PostPosted: December 12th, 2018, 3:30 pm 
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I think the route is from the train line across Menihek Lake, upstream on the McPhadyen River, over the height of land into Quebec and south through a series of rivers and lakes to the headwaters of the Mouchalagane. I don't know the details of the best route from the McPhadyen to the Mouchalagne.

There may be other ways to access the Mouchalagane headwaters, the route above probably takes about 3 weeks to complete but that's just a guess because I only know details of the rail line to Quebec border portion.

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 Post subject: Re: Mouchalagane ???
PostPosted: December 22nd, 2018, 9:04 pm 
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Air Saguenay quoted me just under $8,000 CAD to run a turbo Otter from Manic5 to Summit Lake and then pick us up at the bottom. That included 3 boats (2 nested) and 3 guys, round trip.

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 Post subject: Re: Mouchalagane ???
PostPosted: December 23rd, 2018, 12:23 am 
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Air Saguenay quoted me just under $8,000 CAD to run a turbo Otter from Manic5 to Summit Lake and then pick us up at the bottom. That included 3 boats (2 nested) and 3 guys, round trip.


Ouch!

Could go south to Cuba well over 10 times for that price tag.

Just sayin!!



It would be an epic canoe trip though...also just sayin!

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