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Wintersguy80
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06/11/2019 11:53PM
I'm three weeks out still but wondering if anyone has been down the rivers lately to Bald Eagle and has some info. Is the water still high (was on the Issy upstream over memorial day) ? Portages floatable? Number of beaver dam pull overs this year(lil issy)? Any other info along that route would also be appreciated. Thanks to all that reply! happy paddling!
 
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Wintersguy80
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06/17/2019 02:31PM
Wintersguy80: "I'm three weeks out still but wondering if anyone has been down the rivers lately to Bald Eagle and has some info. Is the water still high (was on the Issy upstream over memorial day) ? Portages floatable? Number of beaver dam pull overs this year(lil issy)? Any other info along that route would also be appreciated. Thanks to all that reply! happy paddling!"

Just wanted to give this post a bump as some may have travelled theses water since I posted and not have seen this. 18 days and counting
LindenTree
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06/17/2019 06:17PM
Chuck,

You lived/grew up in Isabella correct?

If no one else responds I will put my 2 cents in, only on expeirence having lived in Isabella for 3 years.
I was in Isabella a couple weeks ago, given the amount of snow last winter and the slow melt, I would predict the two rivers will be at average to slightely above average when you go on your trip.
I would not expect them to be below average flow.
Two and a half weeks ago I still found snow there off the Manitou Road, granted it was under a logging deck that was left abandoned along the road, due to what must have been an accident.
But it was still snow and lots of it, that snow may still be there given the cool temps that area has been having.
Wintersguy80
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06/17/2019 10:38PM
Linden- yes i did, most of my childhood. went to school in SB. Im planning on stopping and seeing tom at the cafe, i heard they still own it. I was up there over memorial day weekend for my first trip back to the bwca in 20 years. I knew as soon as i saw the island river bridge it wasnt going to be my only trip this year. rivers were high then for sure, even not seing them for decades it was apparent. paddled to isabella lake base camped 3 days. Now im taking on my first solo. couldnt be more excited. thanks for the info. im in the same train of thought as you on wtaer levels. happy paddling
 
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