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Fecker
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04/20/2021 11:10AM  
Hi Guys - looking at making some miles this June - day 1 - Entry PT16 to Tiger Bay - Day 2 - Curtain Falls - Day 3 - Stuart Lake - Day 4 - Nina Moose - Day 5 out. Seems pretty aggressive, but we will have 6 pretty mobile guys and should be able to single portage for the most part. Has anyone ever done the portage between Stuart and Lake Agnes ?
 
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04/20/2021 12:31PM  
Have not done the 3 portages between Stuart and Agnes, but have the same route planned for days 1 & 2 of a June solo. Singling, I think it's doable to get to Tiger Bay on day 1. Doubling, maybe...or maybe not.

Edit - my mistake - I am entering 19, not 16. Tiger Bay from 16 should be workable, even doubling.
04/20/2021 12:36PM  
There are three portages between Agnes and Stuart. None are very difficult. The portage from the Dalgrene River to Stuart Lake is particularly beautiful. Travel time is 2-3 hours if I remember correctly.
Fecker
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04/20/2021 01:06PM  
Thank guys !!! I'm not typically in favor of pushing thru a trip as much, but my buddy is bringing a group of BSA from TN up for the week and our crew is looking to push to see the falls and thought a stop at Stuart would be great as well.
Fecker
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04/20/2021 01:08PM  
We did Agnes a few years ago in about 5 hours doubling, with a nasty 20 knot wind out of the north all day. We were pretty wiped but we got to Agnes. Thanks for the input !!!
Lawnchair107
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04/20/2021 02:10PM  
We make the Tiger Bay area in 7ish hours, mostly doubling. Always weary of finding a site in LLC tho.
Fecker
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04/20/2021 03:21PM  
little leary of that as well, especially in mid June - but only one way to find out, but seeing the falls is a small bucket list item for me to see out there.
Lawnchair107
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04/20/2021 03:50PM  
I remember a couple years back, busting our butts to secure some of the awesome sites along Tiger Bay, to witness, a boat, drop off a canoe along Warrior Hill. Crew paddled maybe 200 yds and pulled up to a campsite. Defeating, to say the least! Great thing about Tiger Bay, there are so many great sites in that area.
PineKnot
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04/20/2021 06:17PM  
I did the Stuart to LLC portages via Dahlgren last summer...and in and out from EP16 via Agnes.....double portaging. I could probably get from Stuart to Nina Moose in 7+ hours or so....and I am not fast by any measure. The portages are not overly hard, but water levels can affect your time....
04/20/2021 07:57PM  
Lawnchair107: "I remember a couple years back, busting our butts to secure some of the awesome sites along Tiger Bay, to witness, a boat, drop off a canoe along Warrior Hill. Crew paddled maybe 200 yds and pulled up to a campsite. Defeating, to say the least! Great thing about Tiger Bay, there are so many great sites in that area."

They couldn't do that legally last year or yet this year if it makes you feel any better.
GopherAdventure
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04/21/2021 07:26AM  
egknuti: "There are three portages between Agnes and Stuart. None are very difficult. The portage from the Dalgrene River to Stuart Lake is particularly beautiful. Travel time is 2-3 hours if I remember correctly. "

+1

Ethan nailed it on the head. Travel time is a couple hours, but that Dahlgren portage from Stuart is arguably the most beautiful portage I’ve ever seen. I’ll be heading over that way mid June just to walk that portage before heading back northeast towards Iron. Have a great trip, magnificent route!

Tony
 
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