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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Days 6 & 7 – To Pickerel Bay and Down Fox Creek to Georgian Bay

Previous Post: Day 5 – From E of Cross I.  to Below Recollet Falls (CS522) Day 6 – The Lower French From CS 522 To Pickerel Bay (CS 633) distance: 12 km time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. portages/rapids: 0/1:  Second … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 5 – CS419 To Below Recollet Falls

Previous Post: Day 4 – The Upper French Five Mile Rapids Section to CS 419 Day 5 – From CS 419 E of Cross I.  to Below Recollet Falls (CS522) distance: 30.5 km time: 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/0: … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 4 – Down The Five Mile Rapids Section of the Upper French River

Previous Post:  Day 3 – From Canoe Pass To below Portage Dam Day 4 – Along Eighteen Mile Island From CS304 To CS 419 distance: 21 km time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. portages/rapids: 2/7  weather: sunny all day, light wind from … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 3 – From Canoe Pass To Below The Portage Channel Dam

Previous Post: Day 2 – Lafleche Point to South of Canoe Pass Day 3 – From Canoe Pass to Below Portage Channel Dam distance: 27 km time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/0: ~570 m (FoFR says 600m), around the channel cut, … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 2 – From Lafleche Point to Canoe Pass

Previous Post: Day 1 – From Sucker Creek Landing To Lafleche Point Day 2 – From Lafleche Point to Canoe Pass distance: 25 km time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 0/0: another nice easy paddle! weather: sunny most of the day, … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 1 – Lake Nipissing’s West Bay

Previous Post: Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Intro, Maps, and Logistics Day 1 – Lake Nipissing From Shuswap Camp to Lafleche Point We had left downtown Toronto at 6:40 a.m. and by 11  we were at the … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Intro., Logistics, Planning and Maps

Related Post: Kayaking The Georgian Bay Coast From Killarney to Snug Harbour – Maps, Logistics, and Days 1 & 2 Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: A Bit of History: In 1989 the Ontario government created French River … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 8 – High Camp To Mweka Gate

Previous Post: Day 7 – From Barafu To Uhuru Peak And Down To High Camp High Camp (3827 m) was apparently established in 1999 when an emergency trail for those suffering from altitude sickness passed through here from Karanga (4034 … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 7 – To Uhuru Peak

Previous Post: Day 6 – Karanga To Barafu distance to the summit from Barafu Camp: 5.1 km. time: 6 hrs. 15 minutes to the summit; 2 hr. 35 min. back to Barafu Camp altitude gain: 1225m/4019ft. It was the climax … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 6 – Karanga To Barafu

Previous Post: Day 5 – Barranco To Karanga The red line on the satellite image below is the track we took on Day 6 of our Kili trek. Over the three-kilometer distance that we walked, we would gain 600 meters in … Continue reading

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