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ppreston
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01/18/2022 06:13AM  
Hi all,

Our group is narrowing down this year's route options, and as the subject heading reads, looking for thoughts on commute times heading out of EP 16 to Boulder Bay.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Loony_canoe
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01/18/2022 07:36AM  
The time depending on many variables. Like weather, personal fitness, canoeing speed, portage speed, load and unload times, and breaks. From my notes, I have found it takes around 7 - 8 hours to travel to Boulder Bay in Lac La Croix, if we double portage in a single tandem canoe.
Porkeater
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01/18/2022 07:41AM  
It took my wife and I about 8 hours at a pretty casual pace, double portaging.
Speckled
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01/18/2022 07:43AM  
I've always figured - 2 hours to Nina Moose, 4 hours to Agnes, 6 hours to Boulder Bay LLC. That's a steady comfortable push pace.
ppreston
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01/18/2022 10:25AM  
Thanks all for the responses, very helpful.

The group is pretty able bodied and has 5-15 years of experience in the BWCA. Goal is to be single portaging and moving at a pretty consistent pace. Weather dependent, I am going to say 6-7hrs with an allowance for navigating our way to the campsites.
01/18/2022 09:53PM  
Plenty of talk on this not too far back if you use the search tool
01/19/2022 12:11PM  
Also....commute?

It's not a job

Voyage, trip, travel....
schweady
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01/19/2022 02:55PM  
cyclones30: "Also....commute?


It's not a job


Voyage, trip, travel...."

I dunno... there are times when things can get a little backed up on the 16.
:-)
ppreston
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01/19/2022 06:15PM  
schweady: "cyclones30: "Also....commute?



It's not a job



Voyage, trip, travel...."

I dunno... there are times when things can get a little backed up on the 16.
:-)
"


Ah yes. I will be sure to transition out of my NYC state of mind before we kick off on our journey!
01/20/2022 09:14AM  
schweady: "cyclones30: "Also....commute?



It's not a job



Voyage, trip, travel...."

I dunno... there are times when things can get a little backed up on the 16.
:-)
"

LOL
PointMe2Polaris
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01/21/2022 08:20AM  
You're dead on with 6-7 hours. Five of us (4 being green horns to boot) went to Boulder/Tiger Bay in 2017. We single portaged with what I'd consider to be too much gear, paddled into the wind across Agnes, stopped a couple times for roughly 15 minute breaks and made it there in about 6 1/2 hours. We stayed on a campsite within 1/2 mile of the Canadian boarder, so we were about as far north into the bays as we could go.

If in a hurry, you can get there around 6 hours. Figure 7-8 if you want to be a little more liesurely about your travels.
ppreston
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01/21/2022 10:40AM  
PointMe2Polaris: "You're dead on with 6-7 hours. Five of us (4 being green horns to boot) went to Boulder/Tiger Bay in 2017. We single portaged with what I'd consider to be too much gear, paddled into the wind across Agnes, stopped a couple times for roughly 15 minute breaks and made it there in about 6 1/2 hours. We stayed on a campsite within 1/2 mile of the Canadian boarder, so we were about as far north into the bays as we could go.


If in a hurry, you can get there around 6 hours. Figure 7-8 if you want to be a little more leisurely about your travels."


Thanks for the reply and insight. We have definitely been guilty of bringing in far too much gear over the years (food, fishing, campsite amenities, etc), but have thankfully learned a few lessons through trial and error!
 
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