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 Post subject: Jackson Kinnaird Loop
PostPosted: December 28th, 2007, 5:22 pm 
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Has anyone done this route? As a beginner, I was hoping to use this loop as a training tool for the Bowrun Loop later in the year.


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PostPosted: December 30th, 2007, 1:13 am 
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Yup, done this trip many times.
I take the Borealis Canoe club here each September.
Here are some pictures from my website http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Jackson%20and%20Kinnard%20Loop.htm

Anything you need to know just ask.

Even about the Bowron Lakes Circuit which I did in 2006.

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 Post subject: Lakeland Circuit
PostPosted: December 31st, 2007, 1:44 pm 
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Hi Scott;

Check out page 179, Mark's Guide for Alberta Paddlers.

Mark

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I think it's the kind of paddle that could really use more time then just a long weekend. Been there in the fall when four legged creature were in abundance. The sky line is quite wonderous too

later Laura

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 Post subject: Re: Lakeland Circuit
PostPosted: January 1st, 2008, 1:52 pm 
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lundm wrote:
Check out page 179, Mark's Guide for Alberta Paddlers.

Scott
Just in case you do not have a copy of this book as every Alberta paddler should. Here is how to get one.
There is not a more comprehensive and up to date guide for Alberta paddlers.
http://members.shaw.ca/marksguide/index.htm

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PostPosted: January 6th, 2008, 12:30 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the advice and the pictures are great. I'm off today to try and get a copy of "Mark's..." book.

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Old thread I know but I'm thinking of spending a few days here late Sept or early Oct.
Does anyone know when the carts are gone or if theres any access restrictions at that time?

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PostPosted: August 9th, 2008, 10:27 am 
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anyone?


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PostPosted: August 26th, 2008, 10:08 pm 
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Hi Mark,

I'm planning to go there this weekend, but I have no idea how long they have the carts there. As far as I understand the park is open all year round. For info on the carts, I would call Lac La Biche Regional Community Development Corporation @ 780-623-2662 or toll free @ 877-623-9696.

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PostPosted: August 27th, 2008, 11:00 pm 
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Thanks Spark

I had been getting an answering machine that never returned calls (and e-mails that never gpot answered) but the phone number lead me to the answers


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 Post subject: Canoe Carts
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Greetings,

Several years I have made use of the carts as late as October 17-20. However, the ice is typically coming on by that time of the year. Once, we were breaking through nearly 4cm of ice on our exit.

In speaking with the Conservation Officers, they typically pull them out in October, definitely following freezeup, earlier if they have time. However, if you contact the office, let them know your dates, they have volunteered to leave them out if they know a person/group is planning on coming through late in the season.

September is my favourite time to visit the park, despite visiting in August nearly every year.

For the most updated information on campsite location, drop by the Conservation Office, as the maps do not reflect nearly 22 campsites that were added about 3 years ago. The portage to complete the circuit has been dramatically improved over the last few years and the dock at the putin was redone this summer.

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Thanks for the pointers those are all really good. A bit of ice wouldn't be too bad but 4cm may be a bit much...
I will stop by the office when I go too

How many people do you think are about the area late sept?


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 Post subject: Jackson Kinnaird
PostPosted: August 29th, 2008, 10:35 am 
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Near the end of September we rarely see anyone in the park. Last year we met one other group of paddlers and saw a small aluminum motorized boat on the far side of Jackson Lake. In previous years we have not met any people on the circuit in late September, though we will notice a extra cart on the dock we leave Sunday morning suggesting that someone is somewhere.

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