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ryebread26
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06/07/2018 11:28AM
Planning to take the Horse River up to Basswood River in mid-September this year. Any idea on what kind of water levels we should expect during this time of year?
 
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Banksiana
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06/07/2018 12:44PM
Just a clarification you will be going down the Horse River to Basswood. Water levels tend to be lower in fall. The Horse can be bony but is nearly always navigable. You'll find rocks.
06/07/2018 12:53PM
You want it to be nice and wet in the weeks before your trip, otherwise the 3 marked portages on the Horse will be more like 7 or so along with boulder hopping.
06/10/2018 12:27AM
mirth: "You want it to be nice and wet in the weeks before your trip, otherwise the 3 marked portages on the Horse will be more like 7 or so along with boulder hopping."
Ditto. There will likely be many more port ages than indicated on the maps. Still, it will
be passable and a great trip.
Lailoken
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06/11/2018 08:40PM
I am not sure if was September or October, think September, and think 2015, not sure, but we had NO RIVER and ALL BOULDER FIELD on our trip. This along with the fact that we weren't not able to get down the river in the daylight, and quarter size snowflakes after dark so our headlamps were worthless, on of the rougher trips that I have ever had. I had to turn off headlamps and just try to see outline of treeline when we came out onto the lake. The bay on the lake also is full of boulders, and it was windy.
 
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