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    Canada>Ontario>May 2013 - EGL Spring Canoe Hang - May 2013 - Planning Thread



    EGL Canoe Hang Spring 2013 - Planning Thread

    Each March, as the days get longer and Cardinals return, I start thinking more and more about open water, canoeing and trout cooking over an open flame. Over the last few years I’ve had the fortune of paddling on some memorable trips with quite a few of the amazing folks from Hammock Forums and have been fortunate enough to make some good friends. Let's hit the water again!

    Destination: Algonquin Park’s McIntosh Lake, via Canoe Lake or Magnetewan Lake access points. While Canoe Lake is the logical route; faster and more direct, Magnetewan is considerably more scenic.

    When: May 3-5 depending on ice-out.

    Requirements: Given the long paddle across ice-out waters and a 2300m portage, I strongly recommend intermediate to advanced flatwater experience.

    Conditions: Expect the worst and hope for the best. Depending on forecasts, outfits good to -5 would be advisable.

    Food: I’m all for group soups/stews each night. It’s become a popular tradition on our EGL canoe hangs. Beyond that, you’re on your own. Fishing gear and licenses might also be in order.

    Cheers,

    Chard
    Last edited by Chard; 03-05-2013 at 13:07.
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    Well I'm certainly interested! I'm going to work on it.
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    Definitely interested. Have a four day solo hike planned for the next weekend so will have to talk to work.

    Talked to The Boss (Tracey) we are in for a paddle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chard View Post
    [...]
    Requirements: Given the long paddle across ice-out waters and a 2300m portage, I strongly recommend intermediate to advanced flatwater experience.
    [...]
    Cheers,

    Chard
    What would you consider my flat water experience at?
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    I'm interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasuko View Post
    What would you consider my flat water experience at?
    Hey Kasuko, you're definitely getting better. PM sent.
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    Would this be a loop trip...moving everyday...or paddle in and stay on one site and then paddle out?

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    Have canoe, will travel.

    I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson View Post
    Would this be a loop trip...moving everyday...or paddle in and stay on one site and then paddle out?
    I was thinking of a one site weekend. That seems most popular and it'll give us time to do a little fishing.
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    I'm guess you're thinking a two nighter i.e. Friday and Saturday nights?
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