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PostPosted: June 17th, 2016, 11:54 pm 
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this route starts at bottom of Big Stone Rapids at Bannock Lake proceeds via a nameless meander toward Kohn Lake from which one goes puddle jumping to Nunim Lake and down an unnamed stream to Kasba Lake. length of travel about 4 days with about 34 carries some of which were simple bushwhacking. Actually after Nunim Lake there were marked portages and evidence of local traffic. if there is interest I can find some photos.


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PostPosted: June 19th, 2016, 5:39 pm 
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there is always interest!

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PostPosted: June 19th, 2016, 9:27 pm 
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Ditto what Brian said, that's exactly what I was thinking. :)

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PostPosted: June 20th, 2016, 12:12 am 
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ok. my doing this route was serendipitous. I had mapped for the Chipman Portage and points north from there and was on my way to the Fon du lac when I came across some locals from Wollaston. Got to talking about my plans and they told me of this alternate route to the north, in very general terms. one thing they were specific about was the meander I mentioned. I had to find it on the map but they said it was deep and would get me in the area of Kohn Lake. From there it was just a series of small lakes and short carries to Nunim Lake. from there it was all down stream, more or less, depending on water levels and you can always walk to more water. I always carry much to much junk and since I am a bit of a freak on maps i had the one crucial 1/50,000 that got me from Bannock Lake to the edge of Kohn Lake. Not one to let a sane plan interfere with the romance of the unexpected, I was off to Big Stone rapid. Out of Bannock I did two small carries and ended up on a large lake. I found the meander and was on my way.

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PostPosted: June 20th, 2016, 12:24 am 
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first scene out of Nunim Lake

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end of Portage:

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start of a portage:

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PostPosted: June 20th, 2016, 12:37 am 
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Since this was before the GPS, I devised a simple method of travel. I Put in declination lines on maps and then a came to a carry, existent or not, I wold take a bearing with my compass and off I would go. Every so often I would put an orange survey ribbon on a branch trying to keep the last orange maker in view. during last carry I would collect the ribbons for the next carry. On the tundra I would stick a paddle in a pack and walk back for another pack or the canoe Image


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PostPosted: June 20th, 2016, 12:41 am 
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the last photo was taken during the crossover from Yathkyed Lake to the Ferguson watershed. Image on the same trip. I was a mule that year.


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PostPosted: June 20th, 2016, 6:53 am 
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evidence of local travel: Image


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PostPosted: June 20th, 2016, 12:06 pm 
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I continue to be amazed at finding signs of previous travels in the middle of nowhere.

I like the alternate route. It's good to keep this knowledge moving forward.

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PostPosted: June 25th, 2016, 3:59 pm 
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I found my original maps with the portages marked. NOT exactly the same trip as I related so it will be interesting to compare memory with hard evidence.


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