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Author:  ldunn [ June 17th, 2005, 10:50 am ]
Post subject:  Brazeau/North Saskatchewan

Planning on putting in on the Brazeau at the outflow from the dam, heading to the North Sask. Short Trip, but any advice on pick up spots before Drayton Valley?
Also, How are the water levels, does anybody know.
New to this site and pretty excited about it, nice to have a resource like this.

Author:  D.R.Zandee [ June 17th, 2005, 4:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brazeau/North Saskatchewan

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New to this site and pretty excited about it,

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Also, How are the water levels, does anybody know[

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Author:  dan_schmuland [ June 18th, 2005, 2:27 pm ]
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The most obvious take out is at the highway 39 bridge just east of Drayton.
There are some other places upriver but I'm not sure about specifics.....the Drayton bridge isn't too far from the Brazeau forks anyway....depending in how long you actually want to spend on the river.

Author:  ldunn [ June 18th, 2005, 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  thanks

thanks i really appreciate the feedback.
Any idea how long it takes from the brazeau forks to the drayton valley bridge?

Author:  dan_schmuland [ June 19th, 2005, 9:12 pm ]
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Seems to me to be around a 7 hour run from the Brazeau forks to the Drayton Valley bridge....give or take.....depending on how relaxed you want to paddle. I've done it in less but I was on a mission.
Hope that helps.

Author:  ldunn [ June 20th, 2005, 12:45 am ]
Post subject:  thanks again

Dan, thanks for the info, it will really help me plan my trip.
I was going this Friday, (June 24) but may delay it based on the river levels this week.

Author:  Laura P [ July 16th, 2005, 12:12 am ]
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If you've got your maps aready check for "Rose Creek" (on river right) . There you will find a battery where there is room to park vehicles(well off the road) and will take off approx' 3 hours paddling that is on a stretch that has had me cursing the wind......can be a tough way to wrap up a weekend of paddling. Just keep right on every Y intersection you come to when driving in off the highway.
This is where I saw my first cougar, while doing the shuttle. Whew that's some BIG CAT!!

Author:  ldunn [ July 18th, 2005, 12:40 am ]
Post subject:  thanks

Thanks for the info Laura.
And I have always wanted to see a cougar, and have yet to do so. Did you get any pictures?

Thanks again!

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