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Part 3 - McIntyre, Porcupine, Fond du Lac report
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Author:  jmc [ July 28th, 2012, 11:31 pm ]
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Then it’s on to Black Lake, for a bit more beach and cliff camping, a great sunset, and the ride home.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at a part of Saskatchewan that’s quite a bit different from how I think most people imagine it to look. I’d be glad to answer any more questions about the trip if anyone’s interested.

Regards,

jmc


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Author:  scouter Joe [ July 29th, 2012, 5:14 pm ]
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Hey thanks for posting . great pictures . scouter Joe

Author:  HOOP_ [ July 29th, 2012, 11:09 pm ]
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Hey JMC, GREAT trip report! What beautiful country there! That open boreal/taiga forest is just so wonderful to camp in and travel through. Such a refreshing change from our thick southern boreal jungle here! I am not going north this year so I am missing it, and so thanks for sharing that landscape. I will have to look that route up on the maps.

Author:  Gerald Guay [ July 30th, 2012, 5:28 am ]
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Thanks for posting. Beautiful place to be.
GG

Author:  Erhard [ July 30th, 2012, 6:02 am ]
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Ditto! :thumbup:

Author:  jmc [ August 4th, 2012, 2:04 pm ]
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Thanks to all for the kind words.

My one photographic regret on this trip was that most days were very hazy and smoky, as a result of strong south and southwest winds blowing in smoke from distant fires. As a result, I don't think the photos entirely do the Porcupine justice: it's really a remarkably scenic area.

-jmc

Author:  pawistik [ August 6th, 2012, 3:14 am ]
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Wow, great report and an amazing area that very few folks get the chance to paddle.
Thanks for sharing the photos!
Cheers,
Bryan

Author:  canoeguitar [ August 6th, 2012, 4:24 pm ]
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I'm planning lengthy leave-of-absence from the day job in 2015, and am hoping to head out to Saskatchewan for an extended solo trip. Keep the photos coming! I'm already getting psyched up.

Author:  Deebs [ August 27th, 2012, 1:19 pm ]
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Thanks for the great report!

Author:  Sam82 [ August 28th, 2012, 10:07 am ]
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Thank you for the pics, the scenery looks spectacular!

Author:  Paddle Power [ August 31st, 2012, 3:39 pm ]
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Fantastic.
I've canoed the Fond du Lac so I know the area a little. The Porcupine has always been on my list.
Loved the lily pads.
Esker camping--oh lovely! PS nice tent!
And sharp photo images--very impressive given the weather, haze, and smoke.

Author:  Ipaddle [ September 5th, 2012, 1:52 am ]
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Absolutely fantastic!

I am curious to know if you saw any body else while on your trip?

Author:  kingfisher [ September 16th, 2012, 11:47 am ]
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Hello John,

Another great TR.
What were your flyin costs for this trip?

I don't have Laurel's book handy, is the Procupine the river with the cave and the mythical creature in the canyon?

Author:  jmc [ September 16th, 2012, 10:58 pm ]
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Hi Kingfisher -

Archer does mention a cave. I don't recall anything about a creature in the canyon, although she does mention the Dene called that section "Dead Man's River." I did not see anything supernatural, but I'm not very imaginative.

Cost: the flight to Bently was 48 miles, the flight out of Burr Falls (Black Lake) was 72 miles. The Beaver was going for $9.70/mile including fuel. With a total of (72+48)x2 = 240 flying miles, tie on fees and taxes, the total bill was $2677.

Thanks for reminding me.

Lpaddle -

I saw a fly-in fishng party on Nordbye Lake on day 4. I saw no one else on the route. I think the McIntyre is quite rarely paddled. Although the Porcupine sees more use, I think it would be unusual to encounter others on the river.

-jmc

Author:  Allan Jacobs [ November 12th, 2012, 5:41 pm ]
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A trip beyond my imagination!

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