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PostPosted: April 18th, 2005, 4:35 pm 
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We're looking for 3 days of paddling so 2 nights 100 ish KM total. We've done trips like the Seal and Fond Du Lac.
We've got two maps one from Red Deer to Drumheller which has a detailed account of the trip with distances, type of topography, etc. The second map is from Drumheller-Sask border .Not as detailed as the first and I think this area is more grassland than badland.
Questions that come to mind: How feasible is camping along the way vs doing a daily car shuttle from an established campsite?
What reaches give the best views and wilderness effect? (Subjective I know)we are trying to decide to put in above or below Drumheller.
We're looking a Big Valley to Drumheller as one option.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: April 19th, 2005, 7:46 am 
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I have done the Red Deer to Drumheller trip. It would have been about 25 yrs ago though. We did camp along the way, 1 night at the put-in and 2 on the river. I am not sure of our camping locations . We just stopped wherever back then, but there are a few campgrounds along the way you could possibly use. I am sure there would be no problem camping almost anywhere (almost all private land) as long as you were being respectful (no massive fires or such).

The trip has wonderful scenery, all the wildlife as you journey across the prairie tends to congregate along the river. Lots of interesting terrain too. I belive that our trip was at the end of June. The water was quite warm, the air was real hot. We spent a lot of the time floating beside our canoes. It is a lazy, relaxing type trip. I have been thinking about doing it again myself sometime soon.


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