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PostPosted: February 9th, 2018, 10:32 am 
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Has anyone paddled this route near Hornepayne recently? Still debating on where to put-in, dependent upon timelines. Foch, near Couchiching rapids, or port over from Nagagamisis Lake. Would paddle to highway 11. Route pamphlet and sat imagery would suggest a good mix or runnable rapids and mandatory portages (The canyon at Jack Pine Rapids especially).

Planning on running it over May 24. Spoke with park staff, they believe the last party through was 3 to 4 years ago. I believe staff went through 5-6 years ago and did some minor brushing? Translation: Bring saws.
Based on prior CCR Q's regarding this river, I'm not expecting much in the way of an answer... but putting feelers out as always because you never know :thumbup:

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PostPosted: April 18th, 2018, 9:03 am 
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Bumping as this spiraled down the forums.
Anything? Running it in a month. From Nagagami Lake to 11.

Likely running it decked. Will be keeping an eye on the gauge
https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/real_time_e.html?stn=04JC002

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 Post subject: Re: Nagagami River
PostPosted: April 19th, 2018, 12:53 pm 
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Did the trip 3 times (30 years ago ) At that time the train from Hornepayne would drop you off at the
Foch. The drop off was about 10 pm though and we couldn't travel far from the tracks the first night.
As with most northern rivers, timing is everything. Our trips were in July and the river was quite tame. We did not even look at the long Jack Pine Rapids down in the canyon, just portaged around it on the north side. I would think that the whole river could be rockin in May?? Nagagami Lake is quite nice with a fly-in lodge on it
We went to Hwy 11 twice and portaged out to Nagagamisis P.P. once. I would recommend the hwy 11 route. The portage out to the park was a brute - long and very muddy.
The fishing for walleye and pike was good - didn't see many specks.
I think that logging since the 80's has inundated the area with roads. It may not be as remote?
If I find my old info I will send it to you.

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 Post subject: Re: Nagagami River
PostPosted: April 20th, 2018, 8:02 am 
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Thanks Ed!

Indeed logging added a bunch of roads however, a lot of that land was transferred to Ontario Parks and the bush is slowly growing back in. It will slowly become wilderness once again. I was planning on taking a logging road to Obakamiga River near Sagi Rapids. Looks like the culvert is out 3km before the river, so we'll likely portage in.

If you find anything, let me know! I have the old MNRF map from parks, but that's about it.

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