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  You can do the Allagash
  Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-26-10 11:41 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Aug-26-10 11:43 PM EST --

in a proper sized kayak. (Recent flap was for a lady soloing the NFCT in a rec kayak..she was required to get another boat for the AWW). Yours are OK

You can easily spend five days on Telos, Chamberlain Eagle and to Churchill Dam and back. It will be about 75 miles. While it seems like retracing your route would be boring the lakes are huge..Chamberlain more than a mile across and sometimes more. One shore is different than the other shore.

One issue is because the lakes are huge the seas can be too. Color ought to be out at the end of Sept.

The Allagash is 50 50 lakes and river. The section I speak of is all lakes.

Umbagog Richardson and Mooselemeguntic are possibilities.

A lake I find far prettier than Cranberry is Flagstaff Lake in Maine. It too is more than a mile or two wide and about 25 miles long. Add another six miles down the Dead River (which really IS quiet and flat) to Grand Falls. Very very nice with the Bigelows 4000 feet above you.

Powerboaters dislike Flagstaff with its rocks. Most likely you will see a handful of paddlers at most. And bring your moose call..they will be in rut..beware on the Dead. They are rampant there.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Deck Rigging Gear

Cartop Kayak Carriers

Touring Sprayskirts

Classic Freestanding Rack

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