BWCA possible route: Palisade River - Little Caribou Lake Boundary Waters Group Forum: Wabakimi
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paddlefamily
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04/26/2011 04:20PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
One route we're looking at:
Fly in/car shuttle out: Palisade River - Kenoji Lake - Ogoki River - Oliver Lake - Berg River - Whitewater Lake - McKinley Lake - Laurent Lake - Lonebreast Bay - Smoothrock Lake - Caribou River - Caribou Lake - Little Caribou Lake

Anyone been to any of these areas?
 
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04/26/2011 05:15PM  
Nope, but I sure like the looks of the start of that route... lots of fun water :-) How many days are you thinking?
 
paddlefamily
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04/26/2011 06:07PM  
8-9 days. We can add on as planning develops.
 
04/27/2011 09:09AM  
we did some of that route in 2005, we saw nobody. you will really enjoy this, the fishing is fantastic and the wilderness is total. maybe not as pretty as the BWCA but it is very wild. campsites are sometimes make your own in the bush types, but that is hardly a complaint.
 
paddlefamily
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04/28/2011 04:00PM  
Thanks jwartman. I've heard the portages are "good" and wondering what level of "good" that is. :)
 
04/28/2011 04:59PM  
That does look like a cool route! It seems you will have some river, some little lakes and some big water.
So, what are the target dates now?
 
paddlefamily
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04/28/2011 05:11PM  
I think we're going to try and go mid-Sept of this year. Guessing we should be prepared for anything, weather wise.
 
04/28/2011 05:49PM  
quote paddlefamily: "Thanks jwartman. I've heard the portages are "good" and wondering what level of "good" that is. :)"

From everything I am reading, it seems a "good" portage up there is one that is blocked by only one or two downed trees!
Seems there's no "Yellow Brick Road" up there!
 
04/28/2011 11:39PM  
i really have no memories of these portages. to me that means they must have been unremarkable, similar to the quetico.
 
jdrocks
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05/01/2011 02:22PM  
you would usually fly into Burntrock, then down stream on the Palisade. this is a well traveled route, the portages should be in good shape.

the alternate route into Whitewater would be burntrock, palisade, slim, scrag, arril, grayson river.
 
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