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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunk View Post
    I will go over my work schedule...I've already been on enough canoe trips this year to PO my gf (lol) but I will think about it.
    Bring the girlfriend along. As it stands now there will be at least 1 other woman attending. With this being a backpacking trip, you are limited by what you can carry and won't have the additional burden of canoe gear to portage to the next lake. At least that is my take on it.

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    more people with you means splitting the gear load =D

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    Sounds good, I'll run it by her.

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    Unfortunately I can't make this one.

    I just got back from this trail today. I was visiting my in-laws and managed to sneak away for couple of nights on Abes lake site 529. I took the trail to the west up to Abes and the trail to the east on my back. The top of the loop is narrow and not well traveled. Thanks to a fallen trail marker I had to do some unplanned bushwacking.

    For those that have not been on it, I have to say that overall the trail is moderately challenging (made more difficult for me by the humidity and the freaking bugs.) There's a bit of everything on this trail. Small rocks and roots, boulders, thicker fern covered areas, blueberry patches etc. There is no large changes in elevation but there certainly are frequent changes.

    You probably have already thought it through but I think going up to Abes via the east side trail and avoiding the top of the loop would be good. The first part is flatter and more scenic compared to the start of the west side trail and there is nothing to see at the top but old muddy beaver ponds.

    Hope you all have a good time.
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    Sounds fun, but I'll be back packing in Pukaskwa.

    Have fun, and I hope the bugs are better than they were in Ganaraska last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Unfortunately I can't make this one.

    You probably have already thought it through but I think going up to Abes via the east side trail and avoiding the top of the loop would be good. The first part is flatter and more scenic compared to the start of the west side trail and there is nothing to see at the top but old muddy beaver ponds.

    Hope you all have a good time.
    Thanks for the info, Bubba. The plan I had was to hike the west side of the first 2 loops and the cross over and do the east side of the 3rd loop to Abes Lake. It's shorter distance wise. It's good to hear that skipping the top section of the loop is no big loss scenery wise.

    I certainly hope the bugs die down by the time this hang rolls around. I could also due with less humidity. However in keeping with past group hangs in Ontario, our tarps will get a good water test.

    Quote Originally Posted by vgnbkr View Post
    Sounds fun, but I'll be back packing in Pukaskwa.

    Have fun, and I hope the bugs are better than they were in Ganaraska last weekend.

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    Have fun on your trip. I also hope the bugs are non existent on this trip too.

    Cheers

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    Greetings everyone

    Anyone else planning on coming to our hike and hang?

    Here is the confirmed and interested list.

    Confirmed
    BrianWillan
    Wolvaroo + 1

    Interested
    Surreal_trip
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    Bunk + 1

    Just a reminder that there is a limit of 6 people per site and there is only 1 site booked at this time.

    Cheers

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    go figure - It's my wives birthday that weekend and I already made plans to go to a Rib cook off on Saturday.

    I would love to make it out to one of these group hangs --
    Eventually I'll make it to meet some of the GAT hangers.

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    A friend of mine who is a recent immigrant to Canada from Holland expressed interest in going out camping with me. Him and his girlfriend don't have much camping/hiking experience or equipment (let alone hammocks) but I extended a tentative invite if we're under or over the 6 person limit by the time it's set in stone.

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    I won't be able to make it... With a 4 day already planned and a baby soon on the way my wife threatened hell and plagues if I go. I'll scout out my usual area for any good group hanger areas!

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