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01/16/2020 01:51PM
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I'm thinking of doing Hog Creek with our 5 year old for her first trip. my questions is this.....What is the current like going back up Hog Creek on your way back to the entry point?

Just curious as I begin to formulate this trip.

Thanks!
 
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inspector13
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01/16/2020 02:21PM

Ducks responded to you in the thread you bumped up to the present. He, along with another, says no noticeable current.

Blatz
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01/16/2020 02:48PM
I've been there a few times. The current was always pretty mellow. Going upstream is no issue. I was there with my 10 year old in a Wenonah Jensen 18. No problem at all navigating the twisty creek.
01/16/2020 03:54PM
Great! thanks for the information.
01/16/2020 05:30PM
lyontyl,

Sounds like you are looking for more information on Hog Creek and Perent Lake.

This episode of the tumblehome podcast includes a trip report. I think they did this trip in 2019.

Another thing you can do to research entry point is go to this page and input the entry point number, 36 in this case, to the filter field.

Also this book mentions entering Hog Creek and going down the Perent River. I haven't seen this route mentioned anywhere else. (not that I am spending my winter researching routes or anything...)
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01/16/2020 08:33PM




Also this book mentions entering Hog Creek and going down the Perent River. I haven't seen this route mentioned anywhere else. (not that I am spending my winter researching routes or anything...)"

I did what's described as the Long Rivers Route Rout 36-2 in the Eastern Region book. Except I started and ended at Lake One making it a loop. Great trip just under 100 miles
01/16/2020 10:02PM
Blatz: "

I did what's described as the Long Rivers Route Rout 36-2 in the Eastern Region book. Except I started and ended at Lake One making it a loop. Great trip just under 100 miles"


Nice! How long was that trip? 8 days?
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01/17/2020 07:47AM
rdgbwca: "Blatz: "


I did what's described as the Long Rivers Route Rout 36-2 in the Eastern Region book. Except I started and ended at Lake One making it a loop. Great trip just under 100 miles"



Nice! How long was that trip? 8 days?"

5 days. I was in my 30s but also had a78lb Old Town Discovery. 51 portages but none too long. Full disclosure. We hitched a ride between Kawishiwi Lake and Hog Creek to avoid the 3 mile walk down the forest service road. I'm thinking about redoing the trip solo ( 30 year anniversary) But this time stashing a bike at Kawishiwi and starting at Hog Creek and a 33lb canoe
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01/17/2020 03:55PM
Current not an issue even with kids. It is a slow long winding creek. Boredom and banging against the brush on the tight turns will be frustrating for kids.

There are a couple beaver dams which may be a little tricky for the kids but not much. Watch Perent for submerged rocks.
 
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