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TomP  
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12/10/2011 08:30PM
 
We typically are out five nights on our trips over the last four years. We only get do one trip a year. Next year I think we will try a longer trip. 7 or 8 nights.

Our last four trip were:

2007- Seagull, Ogish, South Arm, Outtertrack, Big Sag

2008- Snowbank, Fraser, Thomas, Boulder, Adams, Alice, Numbered Lakes

2009- Moose, South Arm and back to Moose

2010- Cross Bay, Long Island, Frost Lake, Frost River, Tuscarora, Round.

Prior to 2007 we did short trips around Seagull.

There are usually six of us. We are right in between single portaging and double portaging. Our priorities and travel/explore new areas, solitude and lastly fishing. I am the only fisherman in the group.

Any route suggestions are appreciated. I was thinking about putting in at LIS or Nina Moose and paddeling back to Moose. Is 7 or 8 nights enough to do that?


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boonie  
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12/10/2011 08:59PM
 
A lot depends on how fast you travel and how many hours you like to travel per day. I'm not familiar with all your routes, but it seems like you can cover some miles. The guidebooks are a good place to start since they list trips of various lengths and give the mileage and portage lengths.
kanoes  
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12/10/2011 10:05PM
 
quote boonie: "A lot depends on how fast you travel and how many hours you like to travel per day. I'm not familiar with all your routes, but it seems like you can cover some miles. The guidebooks are a good place to start since they list trips of various lengths and give the mileage and portage lengths. "
agree. it all depends on what mileage youre planning on. i would say a leisurely trip would be about 8 miles a day travel, an agressive one would be 14 plus per day...but then it still depends on paddling stretches and number of portages.


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overthehill  
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12/11/2011 10:13AM
 
One option would be in 16 and out 23. Moose River to Mudro. Hopefully the wind would be at your back across Crooked.


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kanoes  
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12/11/2011 10:15PM
 
mudro, horse, crooked, foutown is an awesome little loop. only about 36 miles.same parking lot in and out.


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apugarcia  
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12/12/2011 09:07AM
 
quote kanoes: "mudro, horse, crooked, foutown is an awesome little loop. only about 36 miles.same parking lot in and out."
+1. Crooked Lake is outstanding. 7-8 days allows a couple layover days on that route as well.
billconner  
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12/12/2011 12:43PM
 
We went opposite way - in on Moose and out at LIS EP14. You won't have a lot of layover days in 7 or 8 nights but doable. Lots of variety. If in busy season - July and August - you might pick up a Q permit for a portion of it and camp on Q side of Basswood River. Can be shortened a day if you come out at EP16. We scheduled a shuttle - I think $75 - from LSI back to Ely. I like point to point rather than loops if possible and this one was easy.


If interested in Q, go up Moose and then up Man Chain, part way up Falls Chain, and back down McEwen. Lots of solitude. 6 nights was a little too much pushing for me and luckily we had no bad weather nor layover days - did stop early one day.


But the Basswood River/border route is very pleasant.
TuscaroraBorealis  
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12/28/2011 10:22AM
 
Perhaps something like Captain Morgan ????
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