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bombinbrian
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01/09/2019 01:30PM
I know that there are books that talk about entry points for the Boundary Waters and different trips out of each point. Is there such a book for the Q? My son wants to do my original Boy Scout trip that I did in the early '80s. We plan on leaving May 20 or so, through Prairie Portage, up through Agnes and Kawnipi, and then back down.

Any info would be great.

Thanks
 
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Eyedocron
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01/09/2019 11:02PM
This is the third time I am sending a praising reply about what this site can do to help. Lots of good advice available for such a memory trip. My son and I have done this 15 times. If this works this time, good detailed advice can be given.
Jackfish
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01/10/2019 08:50AM
BombinBrian, the Paddler's Guide to Quetico Provincial Park is the book you're thinking of. Pretty good information to use in planning, but certainly supplement that information with all the great info you'll get here on the board.
schweady
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01/10/2019 07:05PM
Jackfish: "...certainly supplement that information with all the great info you'll get here on the board. "
Especially considering that it is a 1985 publication.
bombinbrian
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01/10/2019 07:12PM
Eyedocron: "This is the third time I am sending a praising reply about what this site can do to help. Lots of good advice available for such a memory trip. My son and I have done this 15 times. If this works this time, good detailed advice can be given."

I'd love to hear from you about your trip
QueticoMike
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01/11/2019 09:35AM
PP
Burke
Singing Brook Portage
Sunday
Meadow Portages
Agnes
Louisa Falls
Keewatin
Kawnipi
Bird
Agnes ( halfway down )
S-Chain ( Silence, Sultry, Summer, Noon, Shade...... )
North Bay ( Basswood )
Burke
PP
Jackfish
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01/11/2019 10:09AM
schweady: "Jackfish: "...certainly supplement that information with all the great info you'll get here on the board. "
Especially considering that it is a 1985 publication. "

Exactly. I'd love to travel the park for a summer (or two) and update that 30+ year old book. Many things in Q never change, but there still could be a lot of refreshing done.
Eyedocron
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01/11/2019 10:17AM
The trip we did up through Agnes, like the one you recall went: Prairie Portage, Sunday, Meadows, up Agnes, Kawnipi, McKenzie, Ferguson, Cache River back to Kawnipi, northwest and down a falls, then south through Heronshaw, Cairn, Sark, Keefer, Kahshahpiwi, Side, Isabella, North Bay, Burke, Bayley Bay and back to Moose Lake parking.
Lots of variations possible depending on the time you have and how many lakes and portages you want.
Remember to get the free day permit out of the box at the Moose Lake parking lot for the time on the US side.
bombinbrian
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01/11/2019 10:22AM
What I'm really interested in is portage info from last year, recommended campsites and such. We plan on going up to the point where Kawnipi and Kahshahpiwi meet and go down the Kahshahpiwi side. We are actually paddling ba k to Fall Lake. I haven't been to the Q since the early '80's. My son is 18 so I know we can handle some tougher travel, but just want to know what I'm getting into.
Eyedocron
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01/11/2019 10:54AM
Just name the lake, and either I or someone else here can suggest good campsites nearby. I cannot give you recent portage info, as my crews have been going in the north side in recent years.
01/11/2019 12:36PM
Eyedocron: "The trip we did up through Agnes, like the one you recall went: Prairie Portage, Sunday, Meadows, up Agnes, Kawnipi, McKenzie, Ferguson, Cache River back to Kawnipi, northwest and down a falls, then south through Heronshaw, Cairn, Sark, Keefer, Kahshahpiwi, Side, Isabella, North Bay, Burke, Bayley Bay and back to Moose Lake parking.
Lots of variations possible depending on the time you have and how many lakes and portages you want.
Remember to get the free day permit out of the box at the Moose Lake parking lot for the time on the US side. "


Good route. I did this one spring in about 6 days but wished that I had a couple of weeks to explore it in detail.
TomT
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01/11/2019 12:58PM
Kevin Callan has a book mainly about routes he’s done in Quetico. Good map illustrations and really nice color pics throughout. Quetico and Beyond

mgraber
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01/16/2019 08:29PM
The book Paddlers Guide to Quetico Provincial Park is available from Fisher Maps for $11.00. The one I have was printed in 2001 and updated (supposedly) in 1997. It does talk about the 1999 wind storm, burns in 2000 and the fees as of 2001.

Honestly, not much changes up there (with the exception of fees and regulations). I've used it quite a bit. Kevin Callan's book 'Quetico and Beyond' is a good book with a few routes, history, stories, and info about other Canadian canoeing parks and routes. He is always an entertaining read.
 
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