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PostPosted: November 20th, 2018, 2:01 am 
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Looking for maps/trip reports to run the Pukawaska?
Kesagami?
It's only November... we are feeling brazen...

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PostPosted: November 20th, 2018, 8:31 am 
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The Pukaskwa? Are you sure ? I haven't been there, but it looks like a really short river.

Look for topo maps by googling Map Town.


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PostPosted: November 20th, 2018, 8:54 am 
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I'm pretty sure I have a guide at home but I'll have to look tonight. I haven't paddled it, but lots of folks have. It's supposed to be a really good whitewater trip.

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PostPosted: November 20th, 2018, 9:09 am 
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whole series of the river on this site on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpBqo1 ... fJJvOk4vsw
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PostPosted: November 20th, 2018, 12:08 pm 
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chicopeesnowshoe wrote:
The Pukaskwa? Are you sure ? I haven't been there, but it looks like a really short river.

Look for topo maps by googling Map Town.

65 km for the river some rugged portages 5-7 days for the river and another 90 km to take out at Hattie Cove or Michipicoten River. Not short. A blend of whitewater and big lake canoeing.
I have not done it either but have camped at the mouth three times while on Lake Superior.

An overview.

https://www.lakesuperioradventures.ca/p ... anoe-trips


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PostPosted: November 20th, 2018, 1:42 pm 
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Do you know about the booklet?

https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/ ... edir_esc=y

Try the Puk Park office or Friends of Ouk Park.

There should be trip reports online—hopefully someone points you to a few good ones.
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PostPosted: November 20th, 2018, 1:54 pm 
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Naturally Superior Adventures had the booklet for sale this summer. Contains maps etc.

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PostPosted: November 20th, 2018, 4:21 pm 
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There seems to be only one copy of George Drought's book on the Puk available anywhere in a Canadian Library (National Library in Ottawa).

It does appear to be available for interlibrary loan and usually you can get cross-border loans for an additional fee through a local municipal or university library.

See http://amicus.collectionscanada.ca/aawe ... 2&dt=&spi=


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PostPosted: November 20th, 2018, 4:59 pm 
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I sent a pdf of Drought's guide to the OP.

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PostPosted: November 20th, 2018, 8:06 pm 
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Use the Search feature to search the entire site for Pukaskwa. There's something in Routes and many threads in various forums.
IIRC Drought's guide had some stuff that was just wrong. I think it was descriptions of rapids that didn't relate to the reality at any water level. But it was generally helpful.


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PostPosted: November 21st, 2018, 12:43 am 
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Thanks to all. Did not know about the book. Had seen the YouTube series and was hoping they were paddling some remote headwater region, but it seems not. Looks fun in playboats, but not sure that's a tripping river - at least not for me. Thanks, Recped for the maps.

I also found some maps of Kesagami that Recped had sent me some years ago, as well as the Ontario Rivers book I got last winter - forgot that had a decent guide to the Kesagami in it.

Happy planning, all!

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