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 Post subject: Moisie River
PostPosted: May 16th, 2022, 10:55 am 
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Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone had some information for me on the moisie river.

From the research that I have done it looks to me that most people take a train from sept-iles to fermont/labrador city and then it's a 14-21 day trip to return.

Does anyone know if it's possible to just do a 5 to 7 day trip on this river? Is there a shuttle service? Do you need to be flown in for that?

thanks,

Marty


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 Post subject: Re: Moisie River
PostPosted: May 16th, 2022, 1:50 pm 
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The train hasn't run to Lab City for about 15 years, well the ore train still operates but no passenger service. To access the headwaters of the Moisie you can still take the passenger train and get off at Emeril Junction and arrange a shuttle to Lab City (about an hour drive). Alternative is to drive to Lab City (nice drive). It may still be possible to ship a vehicle by rail back to Sept-Isle, I did that in 2007, no idea if it's still possible.

Another alternate is to take the train and get off at Oreway, paddle across Ashuanipi Lake and portage over to Lac Menistouc. You can also access via the Riviere Aux Pekans from Hwy 389 about an hour south of Fermont/Lab City.

None of these routes could be done in 5 - 7 days, 10 if you are a REAL speed demon, 15/16 days if you move quickly and 18+ if you want to enjoy the trip.

Note that there was a massive fire in the upper river in 2013, there have been few reports from paddlers after that date although I'm sure some have done it.

I don't think there is any feasible or worthwhile 5 - 7 day trip.

You can search the archives here, there are many posts about the Moisie from the 00's. Detailed maps available from cartes plein aire:

http://www.cartespleinair.org/Canot/cartes.html

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 Post subject: Re: Moisie River
PostPosted: May 17th, 2022, 12:44 pm 
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Fly in is your only option for a trip of that duration. Many years ago I looked into fly in options and there were a few locations a plan could be landed if I recall. That said, after paddling the river I wouldn't want to miss the upper portions and suggest you wait until you can afford the 15/16 days to truly enjoy.


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