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 Post subject: Obabika Lake Loop
PostPosted: November 24th, 2021, 10:44 pm 
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Here's a trip report of doing the Obabika Lake Loop in Temagami last August.

Fantastic route, but crappy weather unfortunately. (Rain and clouds seemed to chase me all last summer.) If anyone hasn't done so yet, try to plan a trip there and hike the Wakimika Triangle Trail amongst the cathedral trees at the north end of Obabika Lake. It's a sublime experience.

The link below goes to a trip report of it on my blog. In my usual fashion, it is long, detailed and has some pics. My blog is more of a journal for myself to help me remember my trips and also to help any others who might plan on doing the routes themselves. I write the trip reports for fun. Please enjoy if you take the time to read some of it. Thanks!

https://www.canoedaddy.com/home/trip-re ... -lake-loop

***BTW. If anyone reading this is responsible for "The Temagami Chair", drop me line. You seriously brought us sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day! ***** :)


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 Post subject: Re: Obabika Lake Loop
PostPosted: November 25th, 2021, 8:19 am 
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Nice write up, I did the same loop in the last week of August this year.

Very interesting that long pile of rocks. I figured it must have been a glacial remnant but my paddling partner was pretty convinced it was man made.

I remember paddling up to portage from Diamond to Lain. All we could hear was someone screaming at the top of their lungs. We come around the corner and there is a dozen cedar canvas canoes pulled up and a young lady almost up to her shoulders in the mud. They got her out but we certainly kept our distance from that mud!

We didn't have much of a breeze going across Wakimika but really got it when we arrived on Obabika. A harsh wind pushing everyone into the western campsites, it was a rough go tacking across but we were rewarded with a great campsite at Ranger Point. Perfect spot to base camp at for a few days.


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 Post subject: Re: Obabika Lake Loop
PostPosted: November 25th, 2021, 8:34 pm 
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Hi Conan. Yeah that rock wall looked man-made to us as well. The wind can certainly whip up in a hurry on those lakes. Wakimika was a no-go for us one day and Obabika was calm as a kitten the next. I'm envious that you managed to snag that Ranger Point site, it's a beauty. Thanks for taking the time to read the report.


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