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I am having trouble finding any trip reports for Great Slave Lake other than John Lockwood's on the Pygmyboats site. (None that I could find on West Coast Paddlers Forum.)
I did find the outfitter in Hay River, NT, and he says he's got a book about the East Arm.
Any PNetters paddle the Great Slave Lake? If so, I have a few questions, and I would like to hear about your trip!
Can the East Arm be paddled safely in a canoe or is a kayak strongly preferable?
(I emailed a woman with the Chicago Area Sea Kayakers Association who recently did a solo trip on the East Arm, but I got no reply.)
G in NC
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Strongly suggest you go to CCR forum|
Posted by: rpg51 on Oct-12-13 10:49 AM (EST)
I paddled it.|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Oct-12-13 12:23 PM (EST)
brief report here of my trip|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Oct-12-13 12:27 PM (EST)
in addition to above here is from pnet of my report
Thank you both!|
Posted by: gingernc on Oct-12-13 1:09 PM (EST)
Posted by: paddletothesea on Oct-12-13 6:30 PM (EST)
yeah a fire pan would be great, an old grill bottom or large pan for sure. There is plenty of drift wood for fires.
These might help with info too|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Oct-12-13 6:36 PM (EST)
East arm paddle|
Posted by: Northyak on Oct-15-13 3:18 PM (EST)
I chartered a fishing boat to drop me off in the East arm, and kayaked around just east of Redcliff Island for about 1 week. Decent campsites were not easy to find in some places, and when you did find one, there was often a lot of garbage there. Beautiful country and water, but if the government is going to a make a national park in that region ("planned", apparently) they will need to have a cleanup! If you have a folding kayak, can fly to Lutselke (formerly Snowdrift), but the water is a bit less protected there. Email me if you would like more info.
Posted by: gingernc on Oct-15-13 6:50 PM (EST)
Why is it hard to find decent campsites?
landing and campsites|
Posted by: Northyak on Oct-16-13 3:26 PM (EST)
From Long Haul Site|
Posted by: alexsidles on Oct-19-13 9:09 PM (EST)
From Long Haul Folding Kayak's promotional literature:
They were not in the east arm|
Posted by: Northyak on Oct-20-13 10:39 PM (EST)
From what I can interpret from their account, these paddlers were not in the East arm of the lake. If you choose the right spot, there is substantial shelter from wind amongst many islands.