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Kayaking Georgian Bay – From Killarney To Parry Sound

I pick up the rented Epsilon C200 at White Squall north of Parry Sound on Tuesday and then one of its drivers shuttles us up to the north end of Georgian Bay for the start of what will be a … Continue reading

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The Little Missinaibi River From Top To Bottom – Intro, Maps, and Logistics

Introduction:  Flowing 65 kilometers from its headwaters in Sunset Lake to its mouth at Whitefish Bay in Missinaibi Lake, the Little Missinaibi is not a long river. A little past its halfway point it widens out with shallow bays that reach in all directions. The … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Little Missinaibi River: Days 9 & 10 – From Crooked Lake To Missanabie to Toronto Via Healey Bay

Previous Post: Day 8 – From Red Granite Point To Crooked Lake Island Site Day 9 – Crooked Lake To Missanabie distance: 18.5 km time:   9:10 a.m.; finish 1:45 p.m. portages/rapids:  1  P18 – 240m Height of Land – Arctic watershed … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Little Missinaibi River: Day 8 – From Red Granite Point To Crooked Lake Island Site

Previous Post – Day 7: From Whitefish Falls on Missinaibi Lake To Red Granite Point Day 8 – From Red Granite Point to Crooked Lake Island Campsite distance: 15 km time:  11:30 a.m.; finish 4:00 p.m.. portages/rapids:  1 P17 – 350m into Crooked … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Little Missinaibi River: Day 7 – From Whitefish Falls on Missinaibi Lake To Red Granite Point

Previous Post – Day 6: From Admiral Falls To Whitefish Falls distance: 11.7 km time: start – 11:30 a.m.; finish – 2:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 0 !! weather: overcast and cloudy most of the day, some rain; sun in the late evening campsite: Red Granite … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Little Missinaibi River: Day 6 – From Admiral Falls To Whitefish Falls on Missinaibi Lake

Previous Post – Day 5: From Little Missinaibi Lake Island To Admiral Falls distance: 9.4 km time: start – 1:30 p.m.; finish 6:00 p.m. portages/rapids:  9 – a mix of line, run and portage P8 – RR – 200m – Admiral … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Little Missinaibi River: Day 5 – From Little Missinaibi Lake To Admiral Falls

Previous Post – Day 4: From Mukwa Falls (Woods Lake Road Crossing) To Little Missinaibi Lake Island distance: 9.6 km time: start – 10:15 a.m.; finish – 2:00 p.m. (1 hr stop at outpost) portages/rapids: 1 PR8 RR – 170m – … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Little Missinaibi River: Day 4 – From Mukwa Falls To Little Missinaibi Lake

Previous Post – Day 3: From Just Below Rawhide Lake To Mukwa Falls (Below Woods Lake Road Crossing) distance: 21 km time:  start – 9:20 a.m. ; finish – 5:25 p.m. portages/rapids: -1 PR7 RR – 200m – actually only a 1/3 … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Little Missinaibi River: Day 3 – From Below Rawhide Lake To Mukwa Falls below Woods Lake Road Crossing

Previous Post – Day 2: From Ramhill Lake To Just Below Rawhide Lake distance: 7.7  km time: start – 09:15 a.m.; finish –  5:45 p.m. portages/rapids: 2+ LO – quite a few with dragging and mini portages P6 RL – 120m (1.5 hrs – … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Little Missinaibi River: Day 2 – From Ramhill Lake To Below Rawhide Lake / Key Lake

Previous Post – Day 1: From Windermere Lake’s Healey Bay To Ramhill Lake distance: 16.5 km time: start – 09:00 a.m.; finish –  5:45 p.m. portages/rapids: 1++ LO  – see pics for typical lift-overs, drag-overs ( Magic Carpet time!) and mini-portages from 2 … Continue reading

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