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coraciiformes
 
07/17/2021 08:25AM  
Long time listener first time caller here. Just wondering how long folks think it will take two relatively experienced paddlers to get from entry point 55 to Swamp Lake?
 
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07/17/2021 11:32AM  
Between 3.5 to 4 hrs is my guess.
07/17/2021 12:38PM  
Where is entry 55?
07/17/2021 02:12PM  
Sag
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07/17/2021 06:35PM  
Gull Lake to Cache Bay Ranger Station usually took me 3 hours solo on a dead calm lake. Swamp would be just a little longer. Tandem with steady effort 3-4 if its calm. Who knows if its windy. You might not get there in a day.

Leave very early, first light and you usually have a calm run. I stress the word usually. Every time I've jump off from Gull Lake into Saganaga I was on the water by 5:00 AM. I stayed at Way of the Wilderness outfitters bunkhouse, had donuts from the famous donut place in Grand Marais for my breakfast. Always saved a few for Janice if I was headed into Quetico.
coraciiformes
 
07/18/2021 08:02AM  
Thank you!
coraciiformes
 
07/18/2021 08:03AM  
sedges: "Gull Lake to Cache Bay Ranger Station usually took me 3 hours solo on a dead calm lake. Swamp would be just a little longer. Tandem with steady effort 3-4 if its calm. Who knows if its windy. You might not get there in a day.


Leave very early, first light and you usually have a calm run. I stress the word usually. Every time I've jump off from Gull Lake into Saganaga I was on the water by 5:00 AM. I stayed at Way of the Wilderness outfitters bunkhouse, had donuts from the famous donut place in Grand Marais for my breakfast. Always saved a few for Janice if I was headed into Quetico. "



Thank you for all of the detail, this is what I had in mind and had scheduled for. Hope Sag is smooth that day but with the end of September/early October who knows. Thanks again
 
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