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caseygreene
 
08/02/2020 12:57PM  
A couple of my kids and I will be heading in through Moose Lake in a canoe and coming back out the same way. Going in with my brother-in-law and his family. Will be in for 7 days. I think we are heading northeast.

Now I have a Middle Fork Salmon packrafting trip immediately after I get back home, and then a South Fork Flathead trip immediately after that. So in the boundary waters I'm looking to maybe stop by a spot, inflate my packraft and get in a little whitewater. Doesn't have to be anything crazy - 100 yards of Class II that I could lap would be great. Heck, even moving water would be nice. Basically looking to maintain my current paddling form/shape a bit.

Anything like that in this area?
 
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08/02/2020 04:09PM  
There's moving water/rapids at nearly every portage between Birch and Knife lakes. Obviously most canoes portage around it, but I've heard of a few trying it going downstream. Not a real wide stream in places.

08/02/2020 04:19PM  
Most BW moving water is very tree and rock choked
casrygreene
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08/02/2020 07:35PM  
cyclones30: "There's moving water/rapids at nearly every portage between Birch and Knife lakes. Obviously most canoes portage around it, but I've heard of a few trying it going downstream. Not a real wide stream in places.

Awesome. Thanks for the tips.
casey greene
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08/02/2020 07:38PM  
Blatz: "Most BW moving water is very tree and rock choked"

Makes sense. Thanks for the warning. We'll see if I find anything
08/02/2020 09:42PM  
Blatz: "Most BW moving water is very tree and rock choked"
Especially this year. Water levels seem low in many places.
08/03/2020 09:59PM  
There’s whitewater on the basswood river. Not advisable typically, water levels will be too low this year.


 
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