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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2013, 7:13 pm 
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Well, I just completed my first blog and first trip report. Figure after all these years mining this site for other reports I should probably contribute!

the blog: http://wabakimi2012.blogspot.ca/

Trip, basically:
Train to Allenwater
Allenwater River
Brennan Lake
Wabakimi Lake
Smoothrock/Outlet Bay
Berg River
Oliver Lake
Kenoji
Scrag/Little Scrag
Grayson Lake
Whitewater Lake
McKinley Lake
Smoothrock Lake
Caribou River
Caribou Lake
Little Caribou

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2013, 8:25 pm 
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Looks like you had a great trip. I haven't taken the opportunity to trip in the fall, as I'm always looking for bigger moving water, but your trip report makes it all the more enticing.

I noted that you discovered an error on the maps you were carrying, and your details on the actual location of the portage out of Lower Wabakimi to Smoothrock Lake. I see that my maps have the same error, and thanks to you, I will be making that correction and re-publishing.

All the best,

Ken
http://kokanie.ca/canoe-trip-reports


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PostPosted: February 4th, 2013, 7:29 am 
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Hi NicoleG - Thanks for that detailed trip report! I will check my maps and add some info you generously posted.

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PostPosted: February 4th, 2013, 2:00 pm 
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I liked the layout with annotated maps.
Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: February 4th, 2013, 4:33 pm 
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i tried my best to get the portage and other info onto the 1:50,000 topos. if there's specific info you want (like better, but maybe not great portage info), drop me a line and i can provide more details (I have more info on my paper maps...)


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PostPosted: February 4th, 2013, 7:14 pm 
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Hey Nicole, whose map were you using with wrong info?
You know Voyageur on here runs the Wabakimi project and he would greatly appreciate any route info as he is making the most detailed route maps of the whole park.


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2013, 7:26 am 
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maps... oh maps....

we didn't have any good ones, that's for sure! we knew we were going on a couple week trip (annual thing for 5 years now), just hadn't nailed down the location until a month before leaving. lone behold, it's not easy to get maps for the park!

we contacted the wabakimi project a few weeks out, but they were out canoeing (imagine!!!!). so we scoured the internet for portage and other info and were fairly successful...but clearly there were some errors on the products.

i've sent my info to the wabakimi project and wish them all the best in completing maps and with all their other work!!!


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2013, 8:16 pm 
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Great report - did a similar trip a couple of years ago in this area of Wabakimi and this makes me want to plan a return. Nice to see the map references.


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PostPosted: July 8th, 2013, 9:34 am 
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A lot of effort went into recording all that information and annotating those maps.
Correspondingly, a major contribution to the paddling community.
BRAVA!

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PostPosted: March 20th, 2021, 7:31 am 
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Loved ur trip report ! Amazing trip !


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