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Paddling the Ogoki Headwaters: Days 3, 4, and 5

Previous Post: Paddling The Ogoki Headwaters – Days 1 and 2 Day Three: When You’ve Got Two Bad Choices! distance: 2.5 km total, about 510 m of boreal bushwhacking time: 8 h portages/rapids: an all-day extravaganza, read on! weather: hot, very hot … Continue reading

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Paddling The Ogoki Headwaters: Days 1 and 2

Previous Post: The Ogoki From Top To Bottom: Intro and Basic Route The Ogoki River is a major tributary of the Albany River, one of Canada’s most important water highways during the fur trade era. In the early 1940s, the … Continue reading

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Paddling Down The Little Jackfish River To Zigzag Lake

Previous Post: Paddling The Ogoki Reservoir From Waboose Dam To South Summit Control Dam Going Down The Little Jackfish River From The South Summit Dam From its South Summit Lake headwaters to Ombabika Bay on Lake Nipigon, the Little Jackfish River … Continue reading

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Paddling The Ogoki Reservoir From Waboose Dam To South Summit Dam

Previous Post: Paddling The Ogoki Reservoir – From Moose Crossing To Waboose Dam Day 12: From Waboose Dam To South Summit Dam distance: 33 km time: 8.5 h ( a 9 to 5 ish day) portages/rapids: one – around South Summit … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Ogoki Reservoir – From “Moose Crossing” To The Waboose Dam

Previous Post: Canoeing The Ogoki Reservoir – From Eight Flume Falls To “Moose Crossing” Day 11: “Moose Crossing” To Waboose Dam distance: 23.5 km. time: 10 to 4 with an hour (union-mandated) for lunch portages/rapids: none. weather: a bit of rain overnight … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Ogoki Reservoir: From Eight Flume Falls to “Moose Crossing”

Previous Post: Down The Ogoki From Whiteclay Lake to Two Mile Bay We spent 3 days on the Ogoki Reservoir, first paddling from Two Mile Bay to Eight Flume Falls and then the almost  50 km. to the east end … Continue reading

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Down The Ogoki – From Whiteclay Lake (NE Arm) To The Ogoki Reservoir (Two Mile Bay)

Previous Post:  Day 8 – From Ogoki Falls To Whiteclay Lake’s NE Arm This post – Day 9 summary: We went with the wind up the northeast arm of Whiteclay and then turned into it all the way down to … Continue reading

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Down The Ogoki – From Above Ogoki Falls To Whiteclay Lake’s NE Arm

Previous Post: A Two-Day Paddle Across the Ogoki’s Whitewater Lake This post – Day 8 summary: We left our okay exposed beach campsite not too far below the first set of rapids out of Whitewater Lake.  After a bit more … Continue reading

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A Two-Day Paddle Across the Ogoki’s Whitewater Lake

Previous Post: Bushwhacking the Ogoki Headwaters: Days 3 and 4 From The Headwaters To Whitewater L. We landed on Ogoki’s Whitewater Lake late in the afternoon of Day 5, having decided to give up on our attempt to bushwhack and … Continue reading

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The Ogoki River From Top To Bottom

My brother (and longtime canoe partner) and I are heading back to northwestern Ontario’s Wabakimi area!  The heart of this canoe trippers’ boreal dreamscape is Wabakimi Provincial Park, next to Polar Bear Park the largest in Ontario.  It sees a … Continue reading

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