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PostPosted: January 12th, 2014, 6:08 pm 
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Hi all, can anyone point me toward any trip reports/commentary relating to reaches on the circumference of Lake Athabasca?

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PostPosted: January 13th, 2014, 2:04 pm 
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North side or south side?
If the former, I can't offer anything.
If the latter, several parties have paddled east from the mouth of the William to the mouth of the MacFarlane; please have a look at
http://www.myccr.com/content/athabasca

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PostPosted: March 11th, 2014, 1:40 pm 
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Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Country by Robin and Arlene Karpan
contains chapters about the north and south shore and Williams river which
flows through the Athabasca Sand Dune Prov' Wilderness Park.
Light read, great photos. I borrowed it from the Edm' library.

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PostPosted: March 11th, 2014, 10:03 pm 
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Bear Paulson just gave a program at Canoecopia in Madison Wisconsin describing coming down the MacFarlane and then up the William.

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PostPosted: March 12th, 2014, 5:27 pm 
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http://www.canoecopia.com/canoecopia/speakerPrevious.asp?spid=1001595Here is a link that should allow you to contact Bear Paulson about his trip to the area.

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PostPosted: March 13th, 2014, 11:13 pm 
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I have seen a couple of brief descriptions of travel along the north shore of Lake Athabasca. Steve Read travelled the north shore from Fort Chip to Camsell Portage as part of his 1991 trip from Ft. McMurray to Reliance. His trip report, with a few comments on the Athabasca section, can be found here:

http://news.ourontario.ca/nastawgan/123401/page/19

In 2011, Dave and Amy Freeman, as part of the North American Odyssey expedition, entered Lake Athabasca at Camsell Portage and followed the north shore east to Stony Rapids. A brief description and some photos can be found here:

http://www.wildernessclassroom.com/head ... athabasca/

Note they cut across the base of the Crackingstone peninsula rather than following the coast around it. Google Earth offers a good view of this shortcut.

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