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    Canada>Central->EGL Spring 2023 Backcountry Canoeing



    EGL Spring 2023 Backcountry Canoeing

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to kick off planning for canoeing this spring. Personally, I'd like to be able to throw in a line and perhaps catch a few trout. My first thoughts would be coming in at either Rain, Tim or Magnetewan and hitting the lakes and creeks of the area. I think there's still a mid-May backcountry opening, but that might change.

    Anyone interested?
    Last edited by Chard; 03-08-2023 at 19:25.
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    I'd suggested water taxi to the lakes north of Opeongo ... but anything sounds great so I'm in. How could anyone resist that picture of the cute kid?

    Whet Newdell is up at the Yurt, snowshoed in with neighbour Jack. Said the ice up that way is 47 cm. thick. Surprised given how mild it's been (i.e. even the Rideau was too thin to open their skateway). Still, hoping for an earlier ice-out this year!

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    I wouldnít mind staying on Rain Lake again. As an aside itís close to the Western Uplands trail I did back in the 90ís.

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    All I can say at this point is "Hell YES"


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    I like the idea of rain lake access. It's nice that way.

    Can we lock down a weekend?
    I was thinking May 13/14 would be good..... but the 14 is mother's day

    Wondering if May 6/7 is too early with ice out.



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    I'm in as long as it's not Mother's Day weekend!
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    I wish we could book the May 6/7 weekend but I don't know if the ice'll be out and the Park will be issuing permits.

    The May 20/21 Victoria Day long weekend will almost certainly be crowded and the season would be getting a little late for spring trout.

    I personally don't have a problem doing the Mother's Day (13/14) weekend, my wife technically isn't my mother and my actual mother doesn't care one bit. As long as I bring my wife back a fish she'll be happy. Besides I can Garmin a message to them if I wanted to.

    If some of us headed in on the 13/14th and stayed well into the following week then would that work? Kind of like a reverse marshmallow! Rain's a nice choice; it's trouty waters all the way to Misty.

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    We've talked about the water taxi up Opeongo, but the lakes in that area are medium-large and it would be an ice-out trip. I was thinking of Opeongo for an epic summer/fall trip.


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    The ice will be out by the 6th. No problem.
    Well thats my theory. The earlier the trip the better.
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    Baring natural disasters or another pandemic, I'm good for the 6th, probably for the 13th, unlikely for the long weekend.

    Is Misty too far? How about something in the Farm Lake area?

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    I'll be good for any of the above, with a preference for earlier if only to minimize the chance of bugs.

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