Saturday, May 30, 2009

2009 Woodland Caribou Solo Itinerary

June 10, 2009 to June 22, 2009

Ten days on the water (06-12-09 to 06-21-09).

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

-Drive day- from Champlin to Grand Rapids

Thursday, June 11, 2009

-Drive Day- Grand Rapids to Red Lake, Ontario

-Meet-up with Claire Quewezence, Assistant Park Superintendent , & go over their office maps

-Meet-up with Harlan Schwartz, http://www.solotripping.com/ . Harlan is on a ten day solo trip starting today, 05-30-09 and he’ll be back on June 8th. I will be staying at Harlan’s the night before I head to Leano Lake.

Day 1: Friday, June 12, 2009

-Drive from Red Lake to Leano Lake put-in (2.5 hours)

60 m port
Leano Lake
400 m port
Leano Creek
100 m port
Leano Creek
Kilburn Lake
150 m port
Middle Kilburn Lake

Total Distance: 14 miles
Port Distance: 710 meters

Day 2: Saturday, June 13, 2009

Middle Kilburn Lake
325 m port
unnamed
600 m port
Dragon Lake
375 m port
Approximately 9 pullovers
Boomerang Lake
125 m port
Talon Lake

Total Distance: 10.75 miles
Ports: 1425 m

Day 3: Sunday, June 14, 2009

Talon Lake
160 m port
unnamed
375 m port
South Aegean Lake
80 m port
Aegean Lake
150 m port
unnamed
550 m port
unnamed
100 m port
Welkin Lake / Beamish Creek

Total Distance: 13 miles
Ports: 1415 m

Day 4: Monday, June 15, 2009

(Two options)

Option 1:

Welkin Lake
20 m port
Beamish Lake
100 m port
unnamed
90 m port
unnamed
40 m port
Creek
50 m port
unnamed
100 m port
creek / unnamed
225 m port
Haggart Lake

Total Distance: 9.5 miles
Ports: 625 m

Option 2: (I’ll most likely take this option)

Welkin Lake
20 m port
Beamish Lake
150 m port
unnamed / Haggart River ?
825 m port
Irregular Lake

Total Distance: 9.5 miles
Ports: 995 m

Day 5: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Irregular Lake
150 m port
unnamed
40 m port
Mather Lake
20 m port
Mather Lake
475 m port
unnamed
300 m port
Haggart River
pullover
Haggart Lake

Total Distance: 13.0 miles
Ports: 985 m

Day 6: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Haggart Lake
Chute
Haggart Lake
Chute
Bulging Lake
200 m port
unnamed
150 m port
unnamed
300 m port
unnamed
100 m port
unnamed
20 m port
Adventure Lake

Total Distance: 12.0 miles
Ports: 770 m

Another option for Day 6: If I take this option, then I will need to adjust the remainder of my route. By the time I get this far I will have an idea what conditions the portages are in i.e. dead falls, my rate of travel, etc.

Haggart Lake
300 m port
River
Broken Arm Lake
Pullover
150 m port
river
375 m steep port
river
325 m port
Haggart River
200 m port
Haggart River
100 m port
Bulging Lake

Total Distance: 20.5
Ports: 1450 m


Day 7: Thursday , June 18, 2009

Adventure Lake
325 m port
unnamed
Dam pullover
Unnamed
375 m port
Haven Lake
300 m port
Gulch Lake
525 m port
Jigsaw Lake
850 m
Wrist Lake

Total Distance: 9.0 miles
Ports: 2373 m

Day 8: Friday, June 19, 2009

Wrist Lake
100 m port
Aegean Creek
70 m port
Aegean Creek
600 m port
Creek
Dam pullover
Mexican Hat Lake
Mexican Hat Lake
325 m port
unnamed
80 m port
unnamed
40 m port
unnamed
140 m port
unnamed
60 m port
unnamed
100 m port
Jake Lake

Total Distance: 10.0 miles
Ports: 1515 m

Day 9: Saturday, June 20, 2009

Jake Lake
40 m port
unnamed
200 m port
Lunch Lake
150 m port
East Lunch Lake
Pullover
East Lunch Lake
70 m port
unnamed
80 m port
unnamed
150 m port
unnamed
15 m port
Bunny Lake

Total Distance: 7.5 miles
Ports: 705 m


Day 10: Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bunny Lake
300 m port
Leano Lake
60 m port
Parking Area/ Suburban

Total Distance: 4.5 miles
Ports: 360 m

Grand Total Distance: 103+ miles
Grand Total Ports Distance: 10562 meters
Number of Ports: 50
Average Distance Ports: 211 meters/ portage

My route is subject to change based upon unknown factors once I start my trip. There are several options to lengthen or shorten the trip. I plan to check out where some additional campsites are located off the Woodland Caribou Office map so that I can adjust my travel days based upon how I’m feeling.

Chuck Ryan
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My new 21" Corona Pruning saw and scabbard arrived from Forestry Suppliers yesterday. I need to oil the scabbard before I go.

I've been getting my gear ready to go on this trip. I put up the new MSR Hubba Hubba and added some guy lines and plastic inside floor liner. I've repaired the Prism. I needed to epoxy some fiberglass to the underside of the tractor seat. I also put on another layer of epoxy to the entire bottom.

Today I put together the route that I think I'll take and made the itinerary. Checked the Peak One stove.

I think the only thing I'm waiting on is a Granite Gear portage pack liner from Piragis. I ordered two. I have a Ostrom pack liner from last year. I thought I see what they were like.

I know I've been doing other stuff to get ready for the trip the last couple days but I can't think of any thing too important at least to mention.

I know I haven't written about paddling lately, but I still have been getting out. I'm up around 90 hours. Today, I went for 2 hours and 35 minutes and yesterday was 3 hours.

Chuck


2 comments:

zwjohnson said...

That's an ambitious trip, are you soloing it? Sounds like a blast

CIIcanoe said...

Yes, this is a solo trip. Should be a good time. This is a new area for me. Although, I've traveled / camped in a boreal forest in the past (Wabakimi).It looks like the weather (warmer temps) will be better than what it has been the last few weeks that is if the forecast is correct.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog!

Chuck