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    LOL that's great!!!!!!

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    so, not having been at the planning session this past weekend, did you guys make any decisions on a likely place for the backcountry hang in feb?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggreaves View Post
    so, not having been at the planning session this past weekend, did you guys make any decisions on a likely place for the backcountry hang in feb?
    Sorry that you didn't make Valens Ggreaves. We didn't really settle on the back country location, only to say that we'd travel as far north as we had to to find snow. Depends on the ice as well.

    No one objected to Niger and I'd like to see if there's a possibility for a campsite on the NW corner of the lake (map link here)where I saw a small group of snowmobilers stop to fish a couple of years back. Secret hotspot? Niger generally requires lake travel unless we go up and around the west shore along the snowmobile trail.

    We're wide open to any other suggestions.
    Last edited by Chard; 01-13-2020 at 21:09. Reason: Added map link
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    I like niger. pretty easy to get to - I can't imagine ice travel would be unsafe by that time but this isn't a dare to mother nature or anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chard View Post
    Niger generally requires lake travel unless we go up and around the west shore along the snowmobile trail.
    Any clue on distance on the snowmobile trail? That will be my only option as I'm not up for lake travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvmyBonnet View Post
    Any clue on distance on the snowmobile trail? That will be my only option as I'm not up for lake travel.
    Hiya,

    Check the map link in Post#13. We park in the brown open field just 200m east of Algonquin Bound Outfitters & Inn. Depending on the snow cover we can either drive or walk to the NW corner of Niger Lake. There's a snowmobile trail running just back of the west shoreline. From the parking area to the proposed camp, it's 2.39 km by lake and 2.55 km by snowmobile track. The only difference is that you safe about 200m over the lake versus going around on the snowmobile trail.


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    So any word on a destination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson View Post
    So any word on a destination?
    No one seems to have objected outright to Niger and we even have one "like". The snow looks to be around two feet deep and temperatures in Dorset over the next 14 days look to hover around freezing during the day and then drop to minus seven during the night with more cold in the second week. Sounds almost tropical!

    I'm wide open to other locations, QEW for example, but don't know enough about the details. Might call for a daytrip on Saturday. Really, anywhere pretty that has snow and parking would do. Crown land's preferable and a nearby lake with trout in it would be even better. For my part, I'd prefer not to have to go too far or do too many hills if I can at all avoid it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chard View Post
    I'm wide open to other locations, QEW for example
    Camping on the QEW sounds a little dangerous... but the view from the Burlington Skyway would be great from a hammock. Might have to walk a bit for firewood
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggreaves View Post
    Camping on the QEW sounds a little dangerous... but the view from the Burlington Skyway would be great from a hammock. Might have to walk a bit for firewood
    Bruh
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