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Jackfish
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09/27/2018 02:20PM
I'm thinking ahead to a trip next August with a Beaverhouse put-in, then into Cirrus to Sue Falls, down to Kasakakwog, then into Quetico Lake and circling back to Beaverhouse and out. My research tells me that it's about 38 miles, the portages (few that they are) are manageable and there are plenty of good to very good campsites to choose from.

NOTE: I will have visited the ranger station in Atikokan, so no trip to the BH ranger station is needed.

Looks like 4-days, 3-nights, or 5-days, 4-nights at most... and it very well could be my first solo in my Wenonah Prism.

Thoughts on the loop? Suggestions?
 
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Canoe42
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09/27/2018 05:24PM
Group solo?
billconner
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09/27/2018 08:37PM
That's the exact route I took at time of Pagami Creek Fire. My first solo. Only the portage from Cirrus to Kasakakwog is tough at all. I took 5 nights but could have easily been out after 3. Spent last two on Beaverhouse and read a couple books. Plenty of great sites.
Jackfish
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09/28/2018 07:38AM
Canoe42: "Group solo?"
Not out of the question, Dave. I have an annual business event in central Minnesota that takes place in August so I thought, since I was halfway there, I'd bring my Prism and head into Q for a few days. We'll have to talk about it. If not this trip, another one.
Jackfish
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09/28/2018 07:41AM
billconner: "That's the exact route I took at time of Pagami Creek Fire. My first solo. Only the portage from Cirrus to Kasakakwog is tough at all. I took 5 nights but could have easily been out after 3. Spent last two on Beaverhouse and read a couple books. Plenty of great sites."
Bill, thanks for chiming in. I knew there was someone who had taken that route and I thought it was you, but wasn't sure. I might be bouncing some questions off of you, but the route is pretty straightforward. As long as the wind cooperates, right?
billconner
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09/28/2018 06:09PM
Despite having heard how difficult it is to find landing on that portage from Cirrus to Kasakakwog, it still took ma a long time with Chrismar, Fischer, and MacKenzie maps out to find it.

Otherwise very straight forward. Enjoyed poking around Edens Island, pictos, and that pond north off east end of Edens.

Probably could have made the loop in one, two for sure, nights. I spent a lot of time poking around coves, etc., something that becomes easy and more possible solo.

I found Cirrus a little choppy, a few white caps, as the westerlies really build up on the length. And the north shore of Cirrus is unique.

I should gave used the extra time to go southwest in BH. Looked interesting.
carmike
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09/28/2018 08:36PM
Four days/Three nights is plenty of time...It'll give you some time to explore, fish, nap, read, torture deer flies, etc. OF course, more time is usually better. :)
AmarilloJim
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09/30/2018 04:58PM
+1
Did that route a few years ago with some newbies. Very easily done in 4 days/3 nights. Could be subject to winds but you could exit from anywhere in 1 day. Caught LT and eyes on all the lakes.
 
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