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straighthairedcurly
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10/20/2019 10:37PM  
New Trip Report posted by straighthairedcurly

Trip Name: As the PMA Turns: A Daytime Drama in 10 acts.

Entry Point: 51

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10/21/2019 01:11AM  
Enjoyed the report - thanks for sharing. I do not think I would ever be brave enough for a PMA!
Minnesotian
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10/21/2019 07:18AM  

Good report. Enjoyed seeing that route again.

I also noticed you stopped by at a friend's place for their annual corn roast. Does this friend happen to live off Highway 61 on a plot of land with a nice red house, a nice guest house and a curved barn/shed? She also has two dogs, one of which is blind.
I was also there that Saturday and ended up camping there that night. If it is the same place, what a small world.

straighthairedcurly
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10/21/2019 08:07AM  
Minnesotian: "
Good report. Enjoyed seeing that route again.


I also noticed you stopped by at a friend's place for their annual corn roast. Does this friend happen to live off Highway 61 on a plot of land with a nice red house, a nice guest house and a curved barn/shed? She also has two dogs, one of which is blind.
I was also there that Saturday and ended up camping there that night. If it is the same place, what a small world.


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Same place, same friend, small world!
straighthairedcurly
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10/21/2019 08:08AM  
I also have some unedited video clips of the portaging through parts of the PMA.

Mass to Ell: stage 3

View of a staging area from Mass to Ell

Ell to puddle before Iris
missmolly
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10/21/2019 08:35AM  
Thanks for sharing. That was a good read about a cool trip!
Driftless
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10/21/2019 12:05PM  
Awesome adventure!
10/21/2019 07:15PM  
Nice report!
10/21/2019 07:56PM  
Nice trip report. It sounds like your group is now ready for a Wabakimi area trip.
straighthairedcurly
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10/21/2019 08:43PM  
deerfoot: "Nice trip report. It sounds like your group is now ready for a Wabakimi area trip."


I would actually love to go back to the Kopka River area.
shawhh
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10/22/2019 07:39PM  
Sounds like a great adventure! Many thanks for the well written report.
10/22/2019 08:22PM  
straighthairedcurly: "
deerfoot: "Nice trip report. It sounds like your group is now ready for a Wabakimi area trip."



I would actually love to go back to the Kopka River area."


The Kopka is a well traveled route. You guys sound like you have the bush skills to handle trips in more remote less traveled areas. The greater Wabakimi area offers many of those.
10/23/2019 06:48AM  
I enjoyed this one very much. You sure have an adventurous spirit! Never in a million years would I take a newbie on a trip like that :) It sounds like there wasn't a mutiny so I guess you had a great crew.

Thanks for the write up and pics. Those videos look amazing. Yep, you were bushwhacking alright!



SlowElk
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11/01/2019 05:02PM  
Enjoyed reading your trip report. Beautiful pictures also, looks like a nice area.

I would bet your friend will be asking to go on another trip next year.
RunningFox
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11/01/2019 09:16PM  
Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your report, pictures, and videos. Your trip is physically more challenging than any I’ve done, and I don’t envision ever trying something that tough. My hats off to you, your family, and friend. Amazing.
11/01/2019 09:58PM  
Great adventure. Not in cards for me, but wish I could/would have in the somewhat distant past.
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11/04/2019 03:44PM  
That's an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing your wonderful details.
It sounds like you were up for the challenge, even though you thought it was more than you were ready for.
I don't know that i would have made it 3 days on that trip!
You inspire me to try more bwca trips, and different types of adventures too.
Thanks,
Nazgirl1
Andrea
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11/15/2019 10:56AM  
Very adventurous trip - awesome.

I think I'm most intrigued by the navigation. I really can't imagine doing all that bushwhacking and not getting lost. I'm a novice orienteersman though. You guys must know your stuff.

Great job.
 
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